Owning a home is a dream that everyone carries. The dream may turn to reality for some and it remains as a dream for some. Even Pooja (name changed), a 12th standard student, has that same dream to have her own home but considering her financial status, it will be really difficult for her to turn her dream to a reality. The National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram is now on a mission to build a home for their schoolmate. Even if it is a small house, they want to ensure that their friend has a safe shelter.
Every year the volunteers of NSS come up with effective and innovative programs. So when the turn came this year, the students decided to help a needy from themselves itself. Knowing the life their schoolmate leads, the 50 odd volunteers of NSS Unit Number 19, of St. Mary’s school decided to raise funds for their friend. The school management also supported the students for their noble venture. At present Pooja is living in her relative’s house.
The next stage was to make an estimate cost of the house to be built. Keeping the amount as 6 lakhs as per their estimate, the volunteers began their effort to collect the amount. The students started collecting old newspapers from the nearby houses and from their own. Some of the resident associations also came up with a helping hand. Though it was for a cause, this also gave the message of waste material management.