OXFAM YLAC Equality Club 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.
About 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.
Glimpses and winners list of ‘Poster Making’ competition held by Oxfam YLAC Club
Winners from 7th to 12th category
- I Shambhavi Bharadwaj – X A
- II Rakshitha BJ – XI Science
- III Vishesh S K – VII B
Winners of the 4th 5th 6th category
- I Prize Surya Naidu R – VB
- II Prize Varunika R – VA
- III Prize Varsha U Reddy – VA
QUARTER I Gender Equality – Activity 5
Activity type : Poster Making Competition
Topic : 4th to 6th – Exchange the roles of parents in the family
7th to 12th – Gender Equality
A poster making competition was organised by the Oxfam YLAC Equality Club NIS for classes 4th to 12th on 3/9/19. There was an extraordinary participation for the competition. From classes 6th to 12th there were about 100 students who participated. Even classes 4 and 5 witnessed a great participation with 70 entries.
QUARTER I Gender Equality – Activity 4
Activity type : Quiz
Topic : Women’s Political Participation
Duration : 45 Minutes
The club members were divided into 2 groups. The were a set of questions from three different areas – voting, political leadership & political participation of women. The students could answer majority of the questions. The club members found it informative.
QUARTER I Gender Equality – Activity 3
Activity type : Brainstorming & Planning strategy for campaigns
Topic : Advocacy Campaign
Duration : 1 hour
The club members were given an insight about different types of campaigns and videos were shown. Students were divided into 4 groups. Discussion was followed by a brainstorming session and students arrived at their own strategy on campaigning.
The best ideas will be be chosen and the campaigning will be staged by a selected core group.
QUARTER I Gender Equality – Activity 2
The second activity of the Quarter 1 Gender Equality was conducted on 20/08/2019
Activity type: Debate
Topic : Women’s Reservation Bill
Duration : 1 hour
The club members were divided into two group and each team spoke for and against the given topic. The debate was very lively with heated arguments. A few other related topics like girls education, minority reservation and dummy candidates were commented about. Most of the points given in the handouts were already covered in the first half of the debate. Second half was the summing up session.
QUARTER I Gender Equality – Activity 1
Topic : Gender Stereotype
Duration : 30 mins
The activity 1 was conducted today to identify the various ways in which gender norms are enforced in society. The club members enthusiastically participated in the short activity and shared their views on the topic. The videos on the historical evolution of colour differentiation for girls (pink) and boys (blue) was very exciting for the students. Age old practices to current issues of the gender stereotypes were under the scope of discussion. The club members are geared up for making a “change” in society.
OXFAM launch at Nitte International School
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.