Award participants from Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala
IAYP REPORT: VISIT TO LEPROSY HOME
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!
A group of young people from Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala, visited a leprosy home to play their part in providing voluntary service to the people affected by leprosy who are abandoned by their families and communities. The Award Participants arrived at the home early in the morning and were warmly welcomed by the staff and residents.
The participants were then divided into small groups and assigned different tasks, such as serving food, distributing medicines, and assisting the residents with their daily activities. They also spent time interacting with the residents, listening to their stories and learning about their experiences.
The young people also distributed food packets containing rice, vegetables, and fruits to the residents of the home. They also spent time interacting with the people and entertained them with songs, dance performances and games. They also brought along some board games and books, which the residents could use to cherish the moments.
The residents of the leprosy home were delighted to have the Award participants visit them. They appreciated the kindness and generosity and were grateful for the food and entertainment. The participants also had an enriching experience, learning about the lives of people affected by leprosy and the challenges they face in society.
Through their interactions, our Award participants gained a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the residents of the Leprosy Home and the importance of social and voluntary service. They also learned about the measures taken by the staff members to ensure the well-being of the residents and the importance of empathy and compassion in serving the community. While sharing their experiences and insights, the young students expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve the community and pledged to continue their efforts in making a positive impact on society.
Overall, the visit to the Leprosy Home was a valuable learning experience for the young people of BLPS. It not only helped them develop empathy and compassion but also instilled a sense of responsibility towards the less fortunate in society. The International Award for Young People has proven to be an effective platform for developing ethical and responsible citizens who are committed to making a positive impact on society.
IAYP has played an important role in making our students understand their responsibility towards society.
Thank you IAYP!
Dr. Ekta Dhawan
Bawa Lalvani Public School