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Community Engagement

Our Community engagement activity gives students an opportunity to explore academic interests through a real world lens. If a child is intrigued when he or she learns about recycling in school, for example, they can pick up recyclables from local businesses and take them to a local recycling center to see the impact firsthand. 

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Visit to Karunyam Home

As we stepped into the premises of Karunyam Home, we were instantly greeted by a wave of colours and vibrancy that could warm anyone's heart. The home, situated on the outskirts of the city, is a testament to the power of love and compassion, and a living example of the incredible impact dedicated individuals can have on the lives of children.

 

We were take on a tour of the Home to witness the range of rooms dedicated to various artistic pursuits. There's a baking room where the children learn to whip up delicious treats, a music room where they explore the world of melodies and rhythms, a tailoring room where they hone their sewing skills, an art room for painting and crafts, and a well-stocked library. These spaces empower the children to explore their passions and develop valuable skills that will serve them well in the future.  

 

The visit reached its emotional peak when the children of Karunyam Home sang a beautiful, heartfelt song. It was a poignant reminder of the therapeutic and unifying power of music.

In conclusion, our visit to the Home left an indelible mark on our hearts. The home's commitment to creating a loving, nurturing, and inspiring environment for children is nothing short of incredible. It serves as a shining example of the positive impact one can make through dedication and passion.

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Sustainable Practices in Menstrual Health

“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good”. We Miltonians had a chance to know the usage of menstrual cups through this eye-opening session with Dr Keerthana Ashwin, in our school on Saturday, the 19th of August 2023, at Rayyan Hall.

Our gynaecology expert favours menstrual cups as they're cost-effective and eco-friendly. Research shows that sanitary napkins continue to be unavailable and unaffordable for many women around the world. This keeps many girls and women out of school and work. What's more, is that it puts them at risk of urinary tract infections because of the use of inferior-quality products. These reasons make it all the more important to use an eco-friendly and cheap alternative like menstrual cups.

Green Chase
Cycle rally

The MIS community kick-started its school year with a pledge to contribute, constructively and mindfully, to the world what we take from it, through an awareness rally to its extended local community. The entire Milton community, the adorable tiny tykes of Milton – as young as 6 years –  to 19 year old teens to middle-aged parents and relatives, staff of Milton International School (Kelambakkam), and friends, neighbhours and relatives of parents and staff of Milton, who believe they can lead by example, arduously participated in the rally by cycling five kilometers, from Chenganmal bus stop to SSN College and wheeled back throughout, pledging and inspiring to salvage our earth. 

Green Chase community awareness cycle rally 2023-24 aimed to bring to light how, by embracing sustainable practices, the reduction of humans’ progressively excessive dependence on fossil fuels can help lower our carbon footprint is possible. 

We’ve found that when students connect what they’re learning in school to issues that actually matters in real life, they throw themselves into learning. Research also back this up. Studies show that students who give back to the community perform better in school, particularly in subjects such as math, reading, and history. Furthermore, students who participate in community service are also more likely to graduate from high school. Students learn that the work they do can make a real impact in the world.

 

By getting involved in community service at a young age, student benefits in a lot of ways like:

  • Develops an increased sense of social responsibility – a global view of society and a heart for ‘giving back’ and helping others

  • Provides an opportunity to apply academic learning to real life events.

  • Builds relationships and ‘social connectedness’s and expose students to diversity and multiculturalism.

  • Improves lifelong communication, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.

  • Helps students find their passions and interests

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