Compassion in Action

17 May 2018

Compassion in Action

Student Council is an organization that gives opportunities to student voice, builds relationships, and points the way for students in their leadership journey. Sir Winston Church states, ‘‘We make a living by what we get and we make a life by what we give.” It is imperative for our students to learn compassion in school and contribute to the community to experience compassion or the joy of giving. True to the vision of compassionate action of our school ISG Dammam, the Elementary School  student council carried out a “clean-up drive” for the lost and found items. Sixteen boxes of clothing, weighing 20 kgs each, mostly jackets  were sent to an orphanage named Ikhaya Bantu and Sizamile old age home in Langa, a small township in Cape Town, South Africa. As described by our teacher representative, this is what one of the inmates exclaimed, “God has sent you to me!” Saying this he quickly picked up a trouser from one of the boxes and wore them to get rid of his ill fitting pants….. This act of kindness is compassion in a true sense as we have touched the hearts of the needy. So we the leopards,  can proudly pat our backs in saying that we have been compassionate, no matter how small or big the deed is. Compassion did not just stop here, the students completed the year by organising a raffle draw, the proceeds of which were given for charity as an act of compassion.