THE camp was held on 14th October, 2018 at Navapada, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali (E), Mumbai. The camp was organized by Dhara Chhadva and Kevin Shah (Dayitva head coordinators) with purpose of contributing to society by spreading the importance of segregating the waste and the use of paper bags. The members and volunteers participated in this event making total of around 50 students.
DAYITVA is a social sensitivity cell formed by the students of SVKM’s Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy. The motive of Dayitva is Leadership | Motivation |Sensitivity. With the perspective of learning and sharing, our camp was inclined towards parents and their children explaining them about waste management and use of dustbins. Forest officer and Dinesh (a local person with best qualities of drawing, art and warli painting guided us for this event. There are around 2500 people staying in Navapada.
The event started with the beautiful introduction of Dayitva followed by a national anthem. There were around 90-100 kids and 30-40 elder people present. Then we started with the most interesting part. i.e. magic show by Magician Firoz which was enjoyed by all age groups.Then a professional teacher (counseller) Mrs. Jigna Shah, who was a faculty at Vidyanidhi institute, Borivali, englighted the children with the most useful and core information. She explained the ways to segregate waste and disposing them with proper care. She even told them about what wet and dry waste is and why you need to segregate it. This information was useful for them in present and future too.
Continuing to the above knowledge we conducted a paper bag making session from normal newspaper organized by our volunteers which can be used as a replacement to plastic.
We even played several games with them .We then donated a lot of useful stuffs to these people like a wooden library shelf withall the basic book for children like table books, basic ABCD books etc. We then gave them food which included Samosa, Frooti/Appy and Muffin. We gave them writing books and crayons too followed by about 30kg of foodgrains. We donated around 100 dustbins to all the huts in Navapada.
As per the camp name result was also the same, there was a good development and they appreciated our efforts Smile on their faces and warm blessings of their parents were indicative of their happiness which fulfilled our agenda for the event.