Volunteer Saturday: The Maragondanahalli School Facelift

A bright and colorful school environment can do wonders to students’ motivation. It builds a strong image of the school and improves student morale and their belongingness to the system itself. 

The month of September began on an action-packed note at Hennagara! 42 highly enthusiastic volunteers from Genpact, Bangalore led by Ms. Ruchi Sinha joined us to give the Maragondanahalli Government Higher Primary School a facelift. 

This entailed painting of the school’s compound wall as well as the building. While some brought Nali Kali concepts to life, others brightened the columns of the school. The volunteers also planted 45 saplings in the school’s ground.

Seeing these volunteers part take with such spirit while also funding the entire activity was extremely heartening and took us a step closer in establishing a wonderful bond with the school and the team from Genpact. What’s more? Volunteers made this a family activity – many of them bringing their children along to spend the Saturday fruitfully.

At Mantra4Change, we value the power of collaboration and how one step, taken towards making a difference can cause a ripple effect, attracting many in its mission. The sheer energy in the school on this day couldn’t keep parents from supporting the volunteers in their efforts as well.

The team from Genpact was soon joined by the local government (Taluk Panchayat) member, Mr. Rizwan along with the Mr. Jayaram, Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) and Mr. Sayyed Shikandar, member of the School Development and Monitoring Committee (SDMC), who inaugurated the day’s activity and took an active part in giving this school a much-needed makeover.

We can’t appreciate the team from Genpact enough for making this activity a grand success, also helping us out with logistics, beverages, and food. It’s relationships like these that help us create a community of changemakers who all play equal and crucial roles in our mission towards providing quality education for every child!

By the Team, Cluster Transformation Project, Mantra4Change

 

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