Dr. Pillai Global Academy joined the other Institutions under the banner of the Mahatma Education Society (MES) at Pillai College of Engineering, Campus – Panvel on 21st January, 2017 for the annual Community Service Day.
The grades 9 to 12, IGCSE and IB students spent a day with the inmates of the Ashraya home for senior citizens who were invited to the campus. The students had games organised for them, entertained them with songs and role plays, and ensured that they enjoyed a sumptuous lunch. They were presented with gift items that would be of great help in a home for the aged. The students spared no efforts to make all those who came feel special and wanted.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Gorai celebrated Community Service Day on 24th January, 2015 along with twenty Senior Citizens, ageing from 65 to 94 years from Ashraya Homes, Nerul at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, New Panvel.
It was a day of fun, food and frolic and dedicated to serve the Senior Citizens in every way and encourage them to live life to the fullest.
The IBDP students and teachers of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Gorai collectively planned and organized a programme which consisted of interactive and innovative Games, songs, dances, exercises,housie, car racing etc. These games and activities help to stimulate memory, promote focus and attention, relieve stress and encourage language skills of the senior citizens.
They also assisted the senior citizens in their participation of games and activities. Inspite of all the ailments the senior citizens were very sporting and participated in each and every game, dance and activity. Most of the Senior Citizens were excited to shake a leg to the tune of Bollywood songs from the 60’s and 70’s.
On behalf of the DPGA, Gorai family the IBDP students donated a few useful items like a weighing machine and AccuChek active, Gluco meter etc.to the incharge of Ashraya Homes for the health check of the senior citizens.
This CAS experience helped the IBDP students to be active, compassionate, caring, confident, and respectful to help create a better society / world.
The time spent with the Senior Citizens seemed too short but can be remembered as quality time. The fun, love, interaction and bonding experienced by all suddenly turned into a vacuum at the departure of the senior citizens.
The Senior Citizens of Ashraya Homes, and the teachers and students of DPGA, Gorai enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful experience.
This experience will be cherished for a long time if not forever, as the students look forward to many more such interactive sessions.