Students reach out to poor kids

The group, which has formed the Inter School Council League (ISCL), has tied up with CRY in a year-long effort to help children who are not entitled to receive even their basic human rights. On Saturday, the Council conducted its first charity event 'Reach Out' towards collecting funds to provide for CRY's social efforts.

The event witnessed a rock concert in the evening. Bangalore-based band Allegro Fudge, guitarist Konarak Reddy and the Indian rock band Parikrama performed at the event in support of the cause .

The ISCL is a council of four schools—Mallya Aditi International School, Inventure Academy, Indus International and Vidya Niketan. Urvi Bhagaria, a student of Mallya Aditi International School, who sparked of the idea of ISCL said, "This is a completely student-led initiative focusing on community outreach and inter-school relationships."

The Council currently focuses on child rights and next on its agenda is environmental issues.  "We want younger children to be sensitised to the cause and that is why we found this tie-up with the council meaningful", says Regina Thomas, CRY Director, (South). Around 1,000 people attended the concert in the evening making a collective profit of more than Rs six lakh. All the funds shall be used for the cause of children from poor backgrounds.

The morning session witnessed activities like paintings by children, rise and fall (a life-size snake and ladder game showing factors that keep children out of school), a dart-like game spreading awareness about education, making of paper bags and pin-wheels.

Accessories like poster making kit, hand puppets, T-shirts and umbrellas with CRY and child rights logo, diary and pen stand were also being sold for raising funds for CRY.

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