Back Community Service 2018-2019 SEI aims to educate students for life and develop in them a strong sense of responsibility and commitment towards the community. The school endeavors to provide multiple opportunities for students to connect with organizations and people who share the school’s vision and ethos and contribute to service programs in meaningful, productive ways. Interact Club At SEI we have set up a Rotary-sponsored Interact Service Club to provide our students an opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends. Aswas – Center for the differently-abled Interact Initiatives Supporting NGO’s, Interact Students from SEI Mico Layout campus helped the people of ASWAS by cutting vegetables, cleaning the premises and serving food. They also entertained them with the dance followed by prayers. Om Ashram – Old age home Interact Students from SEI Bilekhahalli campus visited Om Ashram they carried with them groceries, fresh fruits and snacks and distributed it among the inmates. They also spent time talking to the inmates and entertaining them. Scouts & Guides   Our students participated in the annual rally organized by Wilson Garden Local Association at BGS National Public School. They participated in several activities and won prizes in all the categories. Cooking Without Fire The Interact students of Bilekhahalli took part in “cooking without fire” competition. They set up food stalls and sold the food and raised funds for charity. They also shared the nutritional facts to organize a balanced diet. hide BEHTAR SWACHHTA – Clean-up One Public Area Initiative Interact club volunteers along with green ambassador volunteers visited a local government school to create awareness about cleanliness – personal and environment. As part of the initiative, the volunteers cleaned the school and surroundings and painted the school walls with beautiful colors and informative pictures to make it a better place for learning. The benefits of a clean and healthy surrounding were reiterated to the students. They were made aware of the need to continue this cleanliness initiative in their own homes and neighborhood. They also provided dustbins to keep the school campus clean. Diwali Diya Sale The interact club members raised funds for charity events by decorating diyas and designing handmade greeting cards and selling them. Students from I to X purchased the greeting cards and diyas. Social Service Awareness Projects Walk-a-thon   On the 8th of Dec 2018, the students of SEI Mico Layout actively participated in the walk-a-thon for digital inclusion conducted by Samarthanam Trust for disabled. RecycleKiyaKya   In partnership with an all India NGO, students of Bilekahalli both state and ICSE collected old newspaper and papers and donated it so it could be recycled to save trees. Beat Plastic Pollution -Save Water Save Nature Bharat Scouts and guides, Bangalore south organized a rally cum camp from 17th Aug to 19th Aug in BCR Public school, Chikbegur on the topic ‘Beat Plastic pollution -Save Water Save nature’. Traffic Awareness Program Safety first is safety always. Traffic awareness program was held at Traffic Park, St Marks Road. A group of 50 students of SEI (Mico Layout ) attended the program. The program explained about the traffic rules to be followed, the speed limit to be maintained, the causes for accidents and various measures to avoid accidents. World No Tobacco Day World No Tobacco Day was organized by the students of class X. Deepti(10th std) gave a speech on the topic “No Tobacco Day” highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use. Our students created awareness among pupil by designing the slogan placards on “No Tobacco Day”. World Environment Day at SEI The students of class 10th ICSE Board Bilekahalli organized World environment day with the theme ‘Clean Environment’. Sowmya of class X gave a speech on importance of clean environment. This was followed by a Kannada song sung by 6th, 7th and 8th STD Girls about environment, planting trees and avoiding plastic. Our students created awareness among the students by designing the slogan placards on world environment day.