School raises Dh300K to build cam­puses for needy kids

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Saman Haziq [email protected]­j­

The carnival is very dear to me, as it is the only school func­tion in which ev­ery mem­ber of the school com­mu­nity works col­lec­tively to­wards a com­mon goal.”

Am­bika Gu­lati, prin­ci­pal, TMS

dubai — A Dubai school has man­aged to raise Dh322,546 for the con­struc­tion of schools in Cam­bo­dia and Nepal. The Mil­len­nium School (TMS) man­aged to col­lect the amount through its re­cent third winter carnival, held in part­ner­ship with Dubai Cares.

The fund will be con­trib­uted to Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ ini­tia­tive, which builds school in­fra­struc­ture, pro­cures book sup­plies and con­ducts teacher train­ing and adult lit­er­acy pro­grammes, among other ac­tiv­i­ties.

Last year, TMS aided the con­struc­tion of three schools in Sene­gal, Nepal and Malawi through its winter carnival pro­ceeds of Dh383,564, along with some more funds the school had raised through var­i­ous Year of Giv­ing initiatives. The team from Dubai Cares vis­ited the school this year to per­son­ally show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

The event was in­au­gu­rated by Michael Guzder, the vice pres­i­dent for ed­u­ca­tion at Gems Ed­u­ca­tion. In ad­di­tion to cre­at­ing a vi­brant am­bi­ence, game stalls and ex­cit­ing prizes, TMS also wel­comed Bhutan’s ‘hap­pi­ness guru’ Dr Saamdu Chetri, who is known for his teach­ings on mind­ful­ness and its con­nec­tion to at­tain­ing true hap­pi­ness.

“The TMS Winter Carnival 2018 em­bod­ied the char­i­ta­ble, so­cial and en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit of us, stu­dents. We had the op­por­tu­nity to give back to the com­mu­nity via Dubai Cares; en­joy the fes­tiv­i­ties with friends and fam­ily; and lastly utilise our net­work­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills to pro­mote the prod­ucts from our stalls,” said Arun Anand, TMS head boy.

The en­tire carnival saw team­work and col­lab­o­ra­tion at its best as all the mem­bers of TMS — from stu­dents and teach­ers to the su­per­vi­sors, heads, as well as the se­cu­rity and support staff — came to­gether to en­sure the suc­cess of the event that was in­tended to make a dif­fer­ence.

“The carnival is very dear to me, as it is the only school func­tion in which each and ev­ery mem­ber of the school com­mu­nity chooses to work col­lec­tively to­wards a com­mon goal. Stu­dents from kinder­garten to Grade 12 and all staff mem­bers have con­trib­uted their time, ef­fort and money to­wards char­ity along with pro­mot­ing the spirit of giv­ing, “said Am­bika Gu­lati, prin­ci­pal of TMS.

a winter carnival unites a school com­mu­nity in a fun event, held in part­ner­ship with Dubai cares.

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