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AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME Neetha Shetty Vice Principal Al Diyafah High School Mahesh Sajnani Community.

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1 AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME Neetha Shetty Vice Principal Al Diyafah High School Mahesh Sajnani Community Outreach Coordinator Al Diyafah High School

2 The schools objective is best expressed through its mission statement of attempting to create competent, caring and confident students through its holistic based education. AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL

3 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME Rationale behind our extensive Community Initiatives Our Chairman Basil DCunhas Vision To give back to the community and to develop Global Citizens who have a true understanding of the social and economic issues of the world To help build students portfolio Holistic is just not another word, but a belief that children must develop every aspect of their personality, not just to survive in this competitive world, but to make a mark. – Mr. Basil D Cunha, Chairman

4 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL WHAT HAS BEEN THE OUTCOME Exposed our students to diversity Has promoted personal growth and self esteem Enhanced critical thinking and problem solving skills Volunteering has given them some professional experience Transformed the lives of at-risk students Admissions to good universities Community Service Sinking to Middle and Primary School As stated by DSIB in the inspections report April 2013 The community outreach programme provided a very wide range of opportunities, including international links, to enrich post-16 students experiences.

5 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUMCURRICULUM

6 174 SCHOOL DAYS 60 ASSEMBLY DAYS 24 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS 5 PARENT TEACHER MEETING DAYS 4 DUBAI SCHOOL INSPECTION DAYS 3 SPORTS DAYS 1 TEACHERS DAY BUT …… SCHOOL DAYS 60 ASSEMBLY DAYS 24 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS 5 PARENT TEACHER MEETING DAYS 4 DUBAI SCHOOL INSPECTION DAYS 3 SPORTS DAYS 1 TEACHERS DAY BUT …….. ROUND UP OF A SCHOOL YEAR 365 COMMUNITY SERVICE DAYS

7 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL WHAT WORKS FOR US AND HOW? Volunteer service and interest form Mandatory to Volunteer at Al Noor once a year Morning registration time used towards Community Student Council Key Ambassadors Announcements and Boards Competitions to Achieve a Goal Most of the service is done on Fridays / Spring Break / Summer Vacation / Mid – Term Break MOTIVATIONAL ASPECT Certificates House Points Portfolio Recommendation Letters Evaluation Annual Community Outreach Award Ineffectiv e Requires further training Needs some Prompting Consistent and Reliable Coordinato r's Initials Supervisor 's Comment / Initials Total Service time Supervisor's Student Service report Community Programme/ Service Date Student Service Log Sheet

8 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE TOUR SRI LANKA 2014 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE TOUR SRI LANKA 2014 Kings Trust Revival Center, Wattala Foundation of Goodness, Seenigama New Cancer Treatment Center, Kandy Kings Trust Revival Center, Wattala Foundation of Goodness, Seenigama New Cancer Treatment Center, Kandy 70 SOLAR LAMPS DISTRIBUTED IN SRI LANKA – FOR VILLAGE STUDENTS AND AN ORPHANAGE

9 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL BLOOD DONATION CAMP S

10 2011 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL WORLD FOOD DAY LABOUR CAMP FOOD PACKET DISTRIBUTION ANNUAL WORLD FOOD DAY LABOUR CAMP FOOD PACKET DISTRIBUTION 2012

11 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL DEWA AWARD FOR CONSERVATION Al Diyafah High School stood 3rd in the Intermediate (Educational) Sector amongst the 350 institutions that took part in the eighth annual cycle of DEWA Conservation Award – For a better tomorrow WATER CONSUMPTION REDUCED BY 34% The award was presented by Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, Dr Abdulla Al Karam, chairman of the board of directors and director-general of KHDA Last Date to register: 24/04/2014

12 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL ENDEAVOURS Eco Monitors and Eco Club Changed Lights – Solar Sustainability Introduced Water Aerators One root One Communi-Tree Environmental Study Exhange – Houston, Texas

13 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AT ORGANIZATIONS ONE SERVICE COMPULSORY FOR THE SIXTH FORM SINKING DOWN TO MIDDLE SCHOOL AL NOOR CENTER AND LATIFA HOSPITAL

14 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL RELIEF DRIVES

15 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL AWARENESS WALKS PINKATHON BEAT DIABETES DUBAI CARES WALK

16 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL FUND RAISING FOR EDUCATION In June 2010, Sarah - a volunteer from Austria working in Nepal - organized "Apple Day" after she learned that many of the students in her class had never tasted an apple even though 'A for Apple' was the first thing they learned in the classroom.

17 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL SUPPORT TO LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS Box Appeal – Red Crescent Talent for a Worthy Cause Dubai Cares Beit Al Khair collection point Emirates NBD – Banker a Day Smile and Stuff stall at school Garage Sale

18 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR ALL INITIATIVE Pencil Collection – Pencilman Stationery for village schools in India Books for Orphanage in Sri Lanka Stationery for Big Ben School in Nairobi Books and Stationery for Philippines

19 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL CLOTHES AND UNIFORM DRIVE

20 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL STAFF, PARENTS AND ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT Regular Alumni Meets for Community Service Social Media information for Alumni to help in initiatives Parent volunteers in all Community Events Staff involved in advocacy and volunteering PINK DAY (STAFF)

21 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL SOME CREDENTIALS As part of the community service, I went to Al Noor Training Centre for two days to assist the teachers and volunteer. Taking care of children with special needs brought a lot of humility into me. It was a great and memorable experience. I wish I get an another opportunity to go to Al Noor Centre for volunteering. Thank you for giving me this opportunity – Hitiksha Devnani 6th January 2014 Al Diyafah High School Dubai U.A.E, Community Outreach Programme- Sri Lanka, U.A.E. Dear Mahesh, The Foundation of Goodness wishes to thank you and the 23 boys and girls from Al Diyafah High School Dubai U.A.E. Community Outreach Programme, Sri Lanka -January 2014 for the generous act of spreading light by donating 50 solar power lamps to be distributed among rural disadvantaged students who have no access to electricity. Khaleej Times: Feb 12, Schools like Al Diyafah High School, Dubai also recently organised its first Blood Donation Camp with the Dubai Blood Donation Centre at Al Wasl Hospital. Our students proposed that we do a blood donation drive so we organised it and the response was good, said Mahesh Sajnani, Community Outreach Co-ordinator. Sixty five people including parents, students and staff donated blood.

22 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS Al Noor Training Center for children with Special Needs Blood Donation Center, Latifa Hospital Red Crescent, UAE Dubai Cares KHDA Sri Lankan Consulate, Dubai Pakistan Association Dubai Emirates NBD Shanti Education Initiative, Nepal Kings Revival Children Support Center, Sri Lanka Foundation of Goodness, Sri Lanka Mr. Venkat a.k.a Pencilman Ms. Neluka Wijesinghe, Parent Mr. Ajay Gupta, Enviropreneur Rotary Club of Airport, Mumbai, India Amar Jyoti, Utarakhand, India Green Sonic Foundation, India Rotary Club of Balwagar, India Rotary Club of Chembur, India New Cancer Treatment Center, Kandy, SL Safe and Sound, Burjuman Beat Diabetes, Landmark Group Push Paws DM Healthcare Beit Al Khair Society K9 Friends Thanking our precious partners

23 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL UP COMING COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PENCIL COLLECTION DRIVE – FEBRUARY BAKE SALE FOR EDUCATION IN NEPAL – MARCH 3 RD BLOOD DONATION CAMP - 25 TH APRIL, 2014 CLOTHES AND UNIFORM COLLECTION FOR INDIAN VILLAGE SCHOOLS – END OF TERM ADOPTING A VILLAGE SCHOOL – SUMMER VACATION FUTURE AIMS: INVOLVE PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MORE OFTEN 8 year old Kimberley from Year 4C donated 12 inches of her hair in support of people undergoing chemotherapy and those that are in need of wigs.

24 COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL No one can do everything, but everyone can do something! THANK YOU !


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