Addressing the gathering, Zeeshan Ramlan, managing trustee, Ramlans Charitable Trust said, "The main intention of the programme is that the student does at least one work of charity, like donating pencils, old clothes, notebooks, old toys or giving a bowl of rice to the poor on the street. The students also have to write about the work of charity they do during the academic year, and submit to the class teacher, and at the end of the year, we will award the one best student for the best work of charity as a token of appreciation. The St Aloysius High School has 720 students which eqauls to 720 charity works and thousands of poor will benefit from it.
"The main intention of the programme is also that the student should develop the habit of giving and help the less fortunate ones. I thank St Aloysius High School for being the first school to enroll for the Children for Charity Programme. St Aloysius School is very close to my heart as I completed my education here," he added
Fr Edward Rodrigues, headmaster of St Aloysius High School said, " I am very happy that Zeeshan Ramlan is motivating the students and inculcating the habit of giving in them. The attitude of giving is generally lacking in students as they only expect to get during adolescence. Zeeshan was a student of this school. He is young, and it is commendable that while most of the youngsters are busy in earning, he is keen in giving to the poor. If the children adopt the habit of giving at this age the world will be a better place to live in."
The students will need to prepare a half page write up about their social work at the end of the year.The best charity work will be awarded towards the end of the year.
In the next one month, Ramlans Charitable Trust also plans to target over 10,000 students from Mangaluru, and it will be an ongoing programme this year.
Ramlans Charitable Trust has conducted 27 initiatives over the last two years, including sponsoring education, providing financial aid to carry out weddings, construction of houses for the underprivileged, health camps, revamping old age homes, fun evenings, dream camps for HIV-positive kids, monetary aid to the physically challenged and distributio of food to the needy on the streets.
Source : Daiji World , 26th Sep 2015