VISIT TO BUTTERFLIES
“Education and essential life skills enables children
and young people to lead better and more independent lives. If knowledge and
experience are passed on, a sustainable and self-perpetuating effect is
achieved that allows families and whole communities to progress.”
28 students of class XI-E visited
the Butterflies NGO, an initiative
to help Street Connected Children, on 7th May
2019. The students were taken to the Presentation room there, wherein they
were addressed by the Founder, Executive Director of Butterflies NGO, Ms. Rita
Panicker. A presentation was shown to the students that highlighted the various
aspects about the NGO and details of the programmes run by the NGO.
world where people work for monetary benefits, where greed and unethical
practices have taken place above the ethical social values, there are many who
are trying to stand out and do something apart from gaining monetary benefits.
This NGO works for children’s upliftment and welfare. Children who are
connected to the streets, homeless children crisis and children on substance
use are the many focuses of the NGO.
has employed various policies and schemes for upliftment of these children.
These policies include ‘khazana’, which is a financial management programme for
children. They have also introduced mobile education for children. Butterflies
also has a school for culinary and catering. This school has graduated many
chefs who are successfully in many reputed hotels.
of our school enjoyed watching the presentation and asked about the various
ways in which they can help the children. The students then gave the gifts that
they had brought for the children there as a sign of care and compassion. This
included gifts such as stationary items, few books, clothes, bags. The children
in the NGO were very excited and happy on receiving gifts. They also showed
their drawing files and other notebooks to our students and our students
appreciated their work.
The NGO is
like a safe heaven for these Street-Connected Children.
Interacting with everyone present there the students took back a lot of
knowledge and values. It was an enlightening experience for all those who
attended the same. It was a great learning opportunity and the students would
like to engage in more such visits to increase their knowledge as well as help