Our school has a tradition of adopting social issues that are completely student led initiatives to raise students to be good human beings and make a difference in society through them. In the year 2015, we launched a campaign called ‘Flawless Flaws’ in support of acid attack survivors. Through our campaign we envision to make school students sensitive and empathetic towards acid attack survivors. We want to act as a bridge between survivors and the society as most of the victims of this brutal crime, which is much graver in its impact than a rape, have isolated themselves after losing parts of their body which are irreplaceable. We don’t want them to be discriminated against, at least at school level and want everyone starting from school children to stand up against such crimes.
The students of class IX-XI have been working on this project, guided by Acid Attack Survivors Women Welfare Foundation, India. ASWWF has been training students from classes IX-XI to be peer mentors, who have presented an informative ppt in front of the teachers as well as students from classes VII-XI. We have set up an informative board in our school to spread awareness about acid attacks and to keep our students updated. We also have a fund generation event during our PTMs where we sell articles made by our students to generate funds.
In this campaign, we don’t just believe in raising funds but also work on generating employment for the survivors. We are very proud to share that recently we got survivors employed in 5 star hotels like The Lalit New Delhi and Lemontree Bengaluru. We are in the process of grooming more survivors and getting them employed into respectful jobs.
Teacher -in-charge: Ms. Vedica Saxena
- President – Vaishnavi Pandey XC
- Vice president – Prerna X B
Webinar for the acid attack survivors of Sheroes Hangout on 7th August 2020
Given the global pandemic situation, some of our Flawless Flaws Campaign members took the campaign online by conducting a webinar for the acid attack survivors of Sheroes Hangout on 7th August, 1-3 pm. Sheroes Hangout is a famous cafe in lucknow which employs acid attack survivors. The current situation has made them initiate another business, called ‘A Gift Story’, an online gifting web portal that sells gifts made by the survivours themselves . Hence, the students thought of helping them with certain Soft Skills Training required for communication – like ‘Basics of Spoken English, Telephonic Etiquette Mental Health Well-being’. It was a 2 hour long session which was well appreciated by all the survivors. 24 survivours attended the session which was completely planned and created by the students themselves.
Flawless Flaws Campaign went live on Instagram on 30 May 2020
Flawless Flaws Campaign is going live on Instagram today at 7 PM with journalist turned social activist, Mr. Alok Dixit.
Our campaign head, Vaishnavi Pandey will be interviewing him live.
Alok Dixit is also the founder member of *Save Your Voice*, a movement against Internet censorship in India and *Stop Acid Attacks*, a campaign against acid violence. He is the founder of Sheroes Hangout and Chaanv Foundation. He was also in news recently because of the movie Chappak, where actor *Mr. Vikrant Massey* plays his real life role.