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KUWAIT: School is a place where values are cultivated and lives transformed. The Indian Community School, Kuwait has always prioritized social responsibilities and is committed to the welfare of the community. With the motive of encouraging young leaders to become ambassadors of humanity, a spectrum of activities is conducted throughout the academic year. These activities not only foster empathy and hone leadership skills but also enable the children realize how their actions can have a positive impact on the world.

Continuing our culture of being trendsetters in various curricular and co–curricular fields, The Indian Community School, Kuwait takes pride in being the first ever Indian School in Kuwait to organize Blood Donation Drive. The drive conducted on Wednesday, 1st November 2023 aimed at raising awareness about the importance of blood donation and dispelling myths regarding it. The event was graced by a highly passionate team of medical staff of 13 nurses led by Dr Eman Monir, Central World Bank, Kuwait. The team was welcomed with great reverence and pride by the staff and the students.

The inaugural function began with the Islamic prayer invoking the blessings of the Almighty. Motivating the students to be life - saving donors in the future, Dr V Binumon, Principal and Senior Administrator of ICSK presented a cordial welcome to the gathering. Dr Eman Monir, in her address, threw light upon how each blood donation contributes significantly to the country’s health care system.

Vote of thanks proposed by Susan Rajesh, Vice Principal of ICSK Senior drew curtain on the inaugural ceremony and stated the commencement of the blood donation drive. 165 members of the ICSK family comprising of parents and staff registered to be donors and contribute to the noble cause. Maliha Tanwar Alam, student of class XII voluntarily donated blood and set an example for her schoolmates to follow. The overwhelming amount of support displayed by the parents, students and staff of ICSK family during the blood donation drive was an uplifting and inspiring experience for the young pillars. A photograph of parent–donor along with their ward was taken to capture the precious moment.

Students of each class were provided with an opportunity to witness the proceedings of blood donation that giving them an insight into the benefits of blood donation, the procedure involved and the medical conditions required. They appreciated the unwavering support and dedication of the medical team who work tirelessly to save the lives of the people. Each donor was thanked profusely for their spirit and generosity and for being exemplary figures for others.

One blood donation can save as many as three lives and the power to save lives is in the palm of our hands. With the notable participation of the parents, students and faculty members, the blood donation drive led by Chief Coordinator, Dr Waseem Pathan was a resounding success. With new milestones to achieve in its journey, the Indian Community School, Kuwait will continue to take initiatives to serve humanity and the world at large.

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