Empathy In Action: IB Students’ CAS Initiative at an Old Age Home in the Wake of Michuang Cyclone

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‘It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.’

– Mother Teresa

In the aftermath of the Michuang cyclone, the IB students from CPS Global School, TMZ planned for an inspirational CAS initiative as part of the “Joy of Giving” campaign. Their goal was to support the elderly residents at Akshaya Trust, a home for destitute senior citizens, by providing essential amenities like dry groceries, toiletries, and blankets. Through their collective efforts, they hoped to bring a little comfort and joy into the lives of those affected by the devastating cyclone.

The students demonstrated their leadership qualities by visiting each classroom and encouraging their fellow students to contribute towards a worthy cause. The students worked together to sort and package the goods collected with care and sensitivity, knowing that every item they provided would make a difference. Upon reaching the residency, they explained to the residents about their CAS initiative in the local language, while the residents listened intently. The students’ cultural exchange was a beautiful moment, as they performed a Pongal song and listened to the heartfelt life stories of two elderly residents. The students recognised that despite their age difference, they were all lively human beings who had stories to tell. The joy and gratitude expressed by the recipients throughout the interaction were earnest, emphasizing the positive impact of their efforts.

This CAS initiative is a beautiful example of the force of empathy and collective action to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Their journey was filled with growth, learning, and connection, and they exhibited a deep commitment to making a difference in their community.

As Aesop rightly put it, ‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.’



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