World Environment Day
Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur (SIBC) celebrated World Environment Day with the students of Sadhana Vidyalaya for Deaf at Dadar which was attended by students, parents, faculty members and staff of the School.
The SIBC members were warmly welcomed by the students on their arrival. All the members’ spent time with the parents and appreciated their efforts in bringing up their specially challenged children with education and confidence. Ms. Seeta Desai, a senior prominent SIBC member spoke on various environmental issues and explained the harmful effects of using plastic bags. Handmade cloth bags were presented to all the parents present on the occasion. All the children present were given pencil sets and crayons. SIBC has been financing the educational needs of Saniya Ganesh Jadhav, a 13 year old girl, from the school for the past one year. A cheque was handed over to the Principal of the school towards the academic fees for the current academic year. The function ended with a tree plantation conducted on the premises of the school. SIBC members sponsored some fruit bearing plants which were planted by the children and SIBC members. The importance of planting trees and nurturing the environment was explained to the students in a simple manner with examples and illustrations. The senior children were delighted with this initiative and promised to water the plants everyday and nurture them. The SIBC members also spoke with the shopkeepers adjoining the school premises on this initiative and spread awareness on environmental issues. This initiative is in line with the SIBC’s goal of raising a collective voice on environmental sustainability issues.