OXFAM launch at Nitte International School
OXFAM is a global NGO that works to create an equal and just society by empowering the underprivileged.OXFAM India works primarily through grass roots organizations to bring deep-rooted sustainable changes in people’s lives. They work for the poorest and socially excluded communities by mobilizing them to campaign for greater economic and social reforms.
YLAC (Young Leaders for Active Citizenship)
YLAC is an organization founded by Harvard and Oxford alumni, that works to strengthen our country’s democracy through increased citizen engagement.
YLAC’s interventions are designed to equip citizens with a better understanding of the society they live in and the challenges that it confronts.
The Equality Club of Oxfam and YLAC was inaugurated at NIS on 8th July 2019. The inaugural ceremony was held at the school auditorium by lighting the lamp.
Ms. AparajithaBharathi, Co-founder YLAC and Ms. MallikaTatavarty, Regional Head –South Partnership Development at OXFAM India were the guests for the day.
Mr. RohitPunja, Administrator NITTE Education Trust presided over the function.
He expressed the need of such clubs and the active participation of students is very important to bring the positive change in the society.
Ms. Sandhya Singh, Principal NIS motivated and encouraged the students to join the club.
The “Equality Club” is started at NIS to create an awareness among the students about Gender disparity, Income inequality and social inequality prevailing in the society.
The club constitutes of 40 members with equal number of girls and boys.
Ms. Reshma KV has been nominated as the Coordinator for the Oxfam Club.
Ms. AparajithaBharathi , Ms. MallikaTatavarty& Mr. RohitPunja addressed the students and sensitized them about the social issues and the contribution of students to bring a just social order.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by a presentation on Oxfam.
Activities for students were organized which witnessed enthusiastic participation from the club members.
Badges were pinned to the members at the function.
NIS is proud to be associated in the pilot project of Oxfam which is launched in only is 6 cities in India.