AMAR # 2101 Auxilium Baroda displays Empathy in Action

AMAR # 2101 Auxilium Baroda displays Empathy in Action

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi.  On February 10, 2024, students from grades 1 and 2 of Auxilium Baroda’s Gujarati medium section embarked on an outreach program to Mother Teresa’s Ashram. Accompanied by their teachers, they brought pulses to contribute to the welfare of the ashram’s inmates, which included children, mentally challenged individuals, and adults. This act of generosity aimed to support those in need while instilling compassion and empathy in the young students.

Two days later, on February 12, students from grades 7 and 8 visited the Mook Dhwani Trust in Karelibagh. This centre catered to deaf and mute children, providing them with essential care and education. The students, recognizing the importance of inclusivity and support, brought games and articles to enhance the experience and education of the centre’s attendees. This initiative not only provided entertainment but also fostered connections and understanding between the students and the differently-abled children.

On 13th February the students of 3 & 4 went to Gujarat Raktpit Nivaran Sevatirth, Tarsali Vadodara, a place where orphans, mentally challenged, handicapped, deaf, and non-verbal people are residing. In this centre, many skill-driven activities are carried out and these people are taught those skills as per their capabilities. The students interacted with them and generously donated toiletries to the children.

On February 13, it was the turn of students from grades 9 to 12 to engage in community service. They visited the Sevathirth trust.  Here they carry out remedial classes, computer classes, knitting work, and electrical coaching for blind, orphans, and disabled people, and alongside they run an old age home too.  They visited all the inmates and lent a listening here Recognizing the importance of organization and dignity in living spaces, the students generously gifted a cupboard to the center. This act of kindness aimed to improve the quality of life for the centre’s inmates and demonstrated the students’ understanding of practical needs within their community.

Through these experiences, the students gained a deeper appreciation for the privileges they have and understand the value of giving back to society. They learned firsthand the importance of gratitude and empathy, realizing that even small gestures can make a significant difference in the lives of others.

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