A few months ago, the dedicated members of the Leo Club of Juhu came up with a bright idea of providing happiness to the little toddlers living in the villages near Mumbai. “Why not build a safe playground outside their schools for them to play?” With constant dedication and hard work on their part, the plan was finally put into action resulting in 17 well equipped playgrounds being built right outside their schools. To inaugurate this admirable achievement, the Leo Club of Juhu along with the Alpha Leo Club of SVKM JV Parekh International School visited Vajeshwari on the 4th of December, 2016.
The members of both the clubs reported by 7:00am and reached Vajeshwari by 9:30am. The aim of the trip was to inaugurate schools, while also witnessing the usefulness of the playgrounds. On arriving at the destination, the members were divided in to two groups, each group visiting 5 villages. In each village, the Leo’s were warmly welcomed by the villagers, with sweets and flowers, as a token to express their gratitude. After interacting with the teachers and their students, the members finally got a chance to play with the little ones on their beloved playground. The silent smile and the enthusiasm that lit up their faces at the mention of the word “playground” was enough to tell us that our efforts had paid off.
The fact that we, as members of Alpha Leo Club, could essentially bring about a difference in their lives just by adding a few swings, inspires us to carry out many such projects. For no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. The Alpha Leo Club of SVKM International School hopes to carry out many such projects in the distant future.
-Leo Tanisha Agarwal,
Alpha Leo Club of SVKM JV Parekh International School