Springdales provides an environment in which we learn from one another and believe that by sharing of resources we can serve the most vulnerable members of our society. We have been ranked number one in our community service initiatives in the country by Education World, HT C-fore-Survey.
The school has adopted the urban slum communities of Dasghara & Todapur. Under our Adopt a Gran Project, in its 16th year, students visit the community regularly for ration distribution, health camps, tree plantation and cleanliness programmes. These sensitization drives connect us to the underprivileged and we learn and grow in the process as well.
Thirty Nine participants from the National University of Educational Planning and Administration visited Springdales to get an insight into the Community Service Programme of the school. They visited the Vocational Centre Swashakti and the community at Dasghara and Todapur. They also had an interaction with the Grans to understand the Adopt a Gran Project. Our International guests from different countries also visited the community.
Students partner with and visit Non -Governmental Organisations – Amarjyoti, National Blind School, Tamanna Special School, Goonj and Akshay Pratishthanas part of the SUPW Program.
We regularly participate in the cause of promoting literacy through the Delhi School Literacy Project and have made thousands literate.
Our school received the M.P. Mathrani Memorial Trophy for outstanding work done during the literacy week with 210 points, highest in both zones of Delhi and NCR, which is a feat in itself.
We were honored for our efforts at the DSLP valedictory with the Henry Selz Foundation trophy for making nearly 2432 learners literate. Springdalians were lauded for their special contribution this year. Four of our students including me, Paawani Tewari received Scholarships for making a large number of learners literate. Our School Social worker, Mrs. Rupal Ahuja was awarded the Certificate of Commendation for her outstanding work.
During the literacy week Celebrations, Our school stood first in the RecitationCompetition held at Bal Bharti School. In the Poster / Slogan / Cartoon making Contest, our student stood first in Poster Making as well as Slogan Writing. Our school received the first prize in the Inter School Declamation Contest held at St. George’s School. We won the second prize in the Inter School Song Competition as well as in the Street Play Competition. We also hosted the Declamation Contest for the North- West Zone.
Our learners from Dasghara and Todapur participated in the Song Competition and received the first prize.Learners from Swashakti Vocational Centre received the first prize in the group dance competition. Eighty learners from our community and Swashakti Vocational Centre along with volunteers and teachers from school participated in the Literacy Mela held at Dev Samaj School.
We continue to mentor our adopted neighborhood Government schools, Swami Dayananad and NP Girls Senior Secondary School in their growth, both infrastructural as well as operational levels. Workshop sessions and competitions have been organized for them; their participation at school programmes has been welcomed.
Our Annual Blood Donation and Health Camps in the community, as well as for our School Helpers were a huge success. This year we also organized workshops on Financial and Legal Literacy and on Social Issues in the community.
The excellent work done by our Interact Club has also been appreciated tremendously. The club received a Citation for exemplary work from the Rotary Club. One of our interactors, Birentej Singh Anand was appointed as the Zonal Interact Director by Rotary Club of India. Our students from std. IX and XI volunteer as scribes for the visually challenged and special needs students in the Public Examination.
The department for Inclusive Education in our school works to assist nearly one hundred fifty children who are physically and mentally challenged and those with specific learning disabilities -both at the Primary and Secondary school level. The Social Work and Inclusive Education Department regularly organizes Orientation Sessions and workshops for parents and awareness campaigns for students.