Schools can play a tremendously important role in cultivating qualities that foster empathy and generosity in young people. Here are some ideas on how your school can celebrate #GivingTuesdayIndia:
Your school can donate to any NGO during Daan Utsav (between October 2 and 8) and post about it on social media, adding '#GivingTuesdayIndia' to the post, or simply inform us about it.
You can invite your teachers to donate one day's pay to any NGO that week.
You can invite students to bring items that can be sold that week to the support staff that works at the school as well as the students' nannies/drivers for up to Rs 50 per item.
You can screen an 18-minute Hindi film with English subtitles on the theme of generosity and facilitate a discussion. (To watch the film and know about the nominal screening fee, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
You can organise a collection drive at the school of stationery items, clothes and toys in collaboration with NGOs like Goonj, Share At Door Step, etc.
You can invite students to draw an act of kindness or make a greeting card and sell it to raise funds for an NGO or support staff member.
Through a WhatsApp message, you can encourage parents to share a giving-related story on social media on Oct. 8, adding '#GivingTuesdayIndia' and #MyGivingStoryIndia to the post. Or submit stories on https://www.givingtuesdayindia.org/my-giving-story
You can distribute chits containing Random Acts of Kindness ideas to students and teachers. (Examples: Tell a support staff member how valuable they are. Give a toy to a child on the street. Make a handwritten greeting card to thank the building security guard.)
You can set up a Kindness Wall at your school premises, and invite students and teachers to share acts of kindness that they engaged in and received.