Kahaaniyan is the umbrella under which Inventure Academy, in affiliation with RoundSquare, will host its first event “Arogya Bhagya” which signifies good health in Kannada. The event is to be hosted on the 17th of July 2017 for over 500 government school students, with doctors from Inventure and the community donating their time and expertise.
Through the active community outreach programs held at our school, we have interacted with many students that helped us understand the struggles each of them face on a daily basis. We realised that the lack of access to basic healthcare around various schools in Bangalore was either due to affordability, availability or the lack of information regarding basic health practices and it was due to this very factor that students were also losing out on school days.
Partnering with numerous medical centres and individual practitioners, Kahaaniyan will administer four basic health checks for over 500 government students in under 5 hours. Dental, Vision and ENT specialists, along with a team of General Physicians will administer these basic tests and help identify health problems efficiently and with the utmost care.
Additionally, our team also aims to create a clinic within each of these government schools by providing them with mattresses, bedding material, first-aid kits inclusive of sanitary napkins and gauze dressing,
Over 100 of our student volunteers will manage the event and assist the specialists in ensuring the program runs smoothly. Moreover, government school children will also have the opportunity to play sports of their choice and enjoy a fun day at a mela organised just for them. Takeaways include a toothbrush and toothpaste for each student!
In keeping with Inventure’s core value of ‘Encouraging Sensitivity’, as a school we recognise that issues such as lack of access to healthcare are serious implications to our society and while these issues seem difficult to tackle, together, we can make a difference. We, an enthusiastic team of students across all grades are certain that Kahaaniyan will be our first step towards creating and sustaining a change that will prepare us for a future that is healthier and brighter for all.
Roundsquare – Inventure Academy is one of three select schools in Bangalore to be part of RoundSquare. RoundSquare is a not-for-profit network of school of schools in 40 countries on five continents that share a passion for experiential learning built around six IDEALS of Learning: Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, and Service. At the 50th Round Square International Conference in Louisenlund, Germany, held in October 2016, Albana Arora Khanna, was offered a 2 week exchange program by Elaraki International School from Marrakech, a program that she participated in, returning to school with a memorable and enriching experience. A delegation of 5 students and 2 faculty members will be participating in the Round Square International Conference, Cape Town from 30 September to 5 October, 2017.