“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
– Helen Keller
The HUBs of learning is one of its unique kind of programme initiated by the CBSE in the country.SAI International School is a mentor school of one of the HUBS of Learning Chapters in Bhubaneswar. There are three other member schools that are part of the HUB. Several activities are done every month which is coordinated jointly by all the member schools. On 14th December 2019 a collaborative CSR activity was organized to commemorate the International Day of persons with Disability.
The three member schools of the HUB, BJEM School, Prabhujee English Medium School and DAV Kalinga Nagar were part of the programme. 20 students and four teachers from the member schools visited the Shri Harsha Memorial School for the Deaf in Patia and did several activities. At the outset the students attended the school Assembly and did drill with the special students. Then they played outdoor games together in the playground. Later the students of the HOL member schools played some indoor games mostly educational games. They all watched the movie ‘I am Kalam’ which these special students enjoyed a lot. The participating students distributed biscuits and juices which the teachers of the four schools had carried with them. It was a very meaningful day for all the students when they learnt inclusiveness and how to show their love and fellow feeling towards their counterparts who are not so privileged as them.
The Senior Principal of SAI International School Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi highly appreciated the enthusiasm of all the students and the Principal Secondary of SAI International School, Shri Prakash Sahoo supported by providing educational games and training the SAI International students to play with the Shri Harsha students. The Principal of Shri Harsha memorial school for the Deaf Smt Sanjukta Samantray expressed her delight that the students of all the schools who visited them participated whole heartedly.
The Founder & Chief Mentor of the SAI International Education Group Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo expressed his pleasure that our students understand the value of respecting people who are differently abled and also work towards inclusion of these students into their fold.