The following report has been submitted by the Award participants of The Ardee School. They relate their experience of engaging in community service as part of the service section of the Award Programme. They narrate how their participation doubled their joy of ‘Christmas’.
As young people on our way to becoming ‘young leaders’, we could feel the spirit of community service in the task that we undertook. Keeping up with the spirit of Christmas of ‘caring and sharing’, we welcomed the members of Ardee Creche and other NGOs as part of our community service for bronze and silver level. We had the opportunity of exploring new techno-savvy lessons through our assignments. New friendships were made as we sang carols together and enjoyed the nativity play. After a veritable feast served by Ardeeians which was relished by the guests, we bade them goodbye with goodie bags and warm wishes.
As part of a community, we feel accomplished when we share with and care for the people who actually need assistance. Until this experience, we hadn’t realised that the joy of sharing something and bringing smiles on people’s faces could be amazingly blissful. It was a learning experience for us; one that made us realise the significance of being a responsible constituent of society and that made us more sensitive towards the needs of others. Click here for more pictures