6th Grade Community Day

On Wednesday, March 12th, sixth grade students had a special schedule to celebrate a Community Day. The purpose of the sixth grade community day was to:

  1. Introduce students to Design Thinking (or the idea that listening empathetically and being “recklessly” creative is essential to addressing any problem)

  2. Surface and filter needs/problems that students are facing

  3. Learn that change can occur in our immediate, daily interactions

By the end of the day, students went around examining and filtering the problems that the various advisories had identified. Students looked through their problems with three primary questions in mind.

  1. Is there something here that we can solve?

  2. Are these improvements for an individual or for the whole community?

  3. Is the problem too big, too small, or just right?

Students ended the day with a Town Hall-style meeting addressing the following questions:

  • What does it mean to serve and help others?

  • How do we make AES a better place?

    • What’s one thing we love about AES?

    • What’s one thing we could improve about AES?

Check out these great photos of their Community Day:

8th Grade POP Field Trips

All 8th grade students took off on a variety of different field trips on Wednesday, March 12th as a part of the Population Project. Here is a sampling of photos to give you a glimpse into these amazing trips.

Child Labor – Mukti Ashram and Salam Balak Trust Walk:

HIV and diseases – Sahara Home for Women and children and NAZ:

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Gender issues – Work shelter and ASHA trip:

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7th Grade Special Day

Wednesday, we celebrated ourselves as a 7th grade, and really zoomed in and spent time on the topics that have been really important to us this year: Empathy, Service and Focus.
We spent a good part of the day working on our AES MS E-library project. We worked on creating audio/visual e-books for various schools/students throughout India. The purpose of this activity is to provide students who are learning English with the opportunity to hear, read and learn English more easily. Advisory groups had the opportunity to really think about and plan the best ways to create these e-books, and there were many creative final products!
We also spend time revisiting the topic of Focus, which is something we have talked about as a grade level this year. We reviewed why this is such an important skills for all of us to cultivate, and what makes it so hard to do in our daily life. We also had a chance to practice the skill of focusing– including taking part in a fun, fast-pacted and sometimes frustrating group focus challenge using K’nex, where we had to apply all that we have worked on with focus, empathy and working together as Advisories. It was a truly great day!
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Hope Club Trip to Lodhi Gardens

The Hope Club had a wonderful time with fifty-one children from Tigri School this morning at Lodhi Garden. The children enjoyed activities ranging from nature walks, nature and architectural drawing, a variety of games, dancing, exercise, and walks about the monuments.  The AES high school and middle school student members of Hope Club planned and conducted the activities perfectly. Few of the children had ever visited Lodhi Gardens before so the trip was a very special experience for them. We had a great turnout of AES students for this event!

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Service Action Trip to Friendicoes Animal Shelter

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Friendicoes Seca is a social organization formed  in 1979 for the wellbeing of animals. The society saves animals from harmful environment. It is associated with the Society of RSPCA, UK and a Member Society of World Society for Protection of Animals, UK.

It was started on 17 sq. ft. land in a shopping complex. It was opened in a bare shop with no electricity or water. It began as a clinic cum shelter home. Just within a week, the society had 27 dogs and 12 cats. Some of them were abandoned pets and others were injured.
At present, the society has four large rooms in a row, two operation theatres and a corridor with fly proof mesh and fibre glass. It consists of of many kennels. The kennels provide shelter to more than 150 dogs and cats. The animals are treated well and then rehabilitated. The animals are provided food and water and groomed from time to time. The society has a country sanctuary in Gurgaon to house their permanent residents and run a vast ABC program to control stray dog populations. In addition, they also find homes for abandoned and rescued animals and run a mobile equine clinic. They spread education and awareness related to animals which is needed among children and public.
It has an Ambulance Night Animal Rescue & First Aid Service to provide round the clock help to animals.
What We Can Do: Donations, Awareness, Informing about sick or pregnant animals
Donations that are especially welcomed!

  • Rice, oatmeal (dalia), bread
  • Old newspapers
  • Towels, bed sheets, curtains, clothes , furniture, mattresses
  • Mobile phones, computers, medicines
  • No longer needed dog collars, leashes, feeding bowls, dog beds
  • Books for their book fair

Adoptions- Who should Adopt?

  • Adopt an animal only if you are committed to giving it a permanent home. Never abandon a pet when you leave Delhi, or give to a shelter where it will live in a cage, or be put it to sleep.
  • You can sponsor an animal for Rs. 2000 per month and receive regular updates about his/her well-being, along with photographs.

What to do when you see a street dog or cat or monkey that needs help.
Bring the animal to them (ask a parent, house worker to help) Friendicoes Seca 271-273, Fly Over Mkt, Jangpura Side, Defence Colony, or call Friendicos 9810000254 /011) 24314787, 24320303, 24320707

  • Tell them the problem (animal is sick, pregnant, injured)
  • Tell the location  (Contribute to the cost of treatment if possible)