“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
At Neev, students are taught to not let their learning be futile but to create an impact on their community. As a part of this, MYP students participate in activities and projects with the aim to spread their learning. As a part of the CAS (Creativity Activity Service) initiative, we, the students of Grade 8, 9, and 10 have been visiting a local government school, aiming to teach the students and improve their learning environment. As an extension to this, we decided to raise money to provide the students of the community school with basic stationary.
The experience of the bake sale was unique and full of learning. For the first time, we were able to work on a project which was completely our idea, and spearheaded it with minimal assistance. We did have people by our side when we needed help, and these were our teachers, parents and some fellow students. Doing this for the first time, we realised we didn’t have many things in place and one of the things we learned was the importance of a detailed plan. The experience taught us many other things we might never learn in a classroom, like selling food to customers or the importance of effective teamwork in a real-life situation. The outcome of this experience was very fulfilling. We earned a handsome amount of money and in the end, it felt totally worth the pain and the lack of sleep!
Aarushi, Anushree, Bandana, and Gaia, FB


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