On August 12, 2023,a group of students of PPSCIS had the privilege of visiting a distinctive orphanage situated in Vesu, Surat.The orphanage was established in 2001 in response to the massive earthquakes that struck the region, stood out for its unique approach to providing care and education to its 72 students. Unlike conventional orphanages, the institution offered CBSE education and was divided into two compartments, each accommodating 36 children. The visit allowed the students to gain insights into the daily lives of these children and experience their inspiring routine.
As a part of social activity, students of PPSCIS had donated grocery items, chocolates, sweets and other needy things worth INR 28000 to the orphanage by their willing donation for the fruitful cause for the upbringing and welfare of the students.
The students interacted with one of the staff members, who provided them with a detailed overview of the orphanage’s history, mission, and special emphasis on education. Learning that this was the first orphanage in the region to offer CBSE education was truly commendable and showcased the institution’s commitment to providing a well-rounded upbringing.
Guided by the staff member, they were taken on a tour of the children’s living quarters. The rooms were well-maintained by students themselves and furnished creating a comfortable and nurturing environment for the children. It was heartening to witness the efforts taken to ensure the children’s well-being.
Following the tour, they had the privilege of engaging with the children through various sports and games such as basketball, cricket, and football. This interaction provided them with an opportunity to witness the children’s enthusiasm, energy and teamwork emphasizing the importance of physical activities in their development.
Their visit to the orphanage was both inspiring and heart warming. The dedication of the staff and the commitment to providing a nurturing environment for these children were evident throughout their experience. The combination of quality education, structured routine, and recreational opportunities was undoubtedly shaping these young lives positively. Their interactions with the children left a lasting impact on them underscoring the significance of such institutions in fostering the growth and well-being of the future generation.
Students extended their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and children of the orphanage for warmly welcoming them and allowing them to be a part of their world, even if for a short period. The resilience and spirit of the children were truly inspiring, and they were grateful for the opportunity to contribute to their lives in a small but meaningful way.