“Life is a beautiful journey and let’s together, Fly higher!” Keeping this thought in mind, around 25 volunteers of the NGO Fly Higher India paid a visit to the Bosco Boys Home in Borivali on October 28 from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm, to spread smiles to the ones who really deserved it.
The NGO Fly Higher India (FHI) is an initiative of Apmvm Foundation, a Not-for-profit organisation. Started in end of 2017, the initiative soon spread to various cities and impacted lives of thousands of children and involved hundreds of volunteers. Its aim is to inculcate life skills, instil values, and imbibe confidence among the underprivileged children and youth across India. They do so by using recreational and educational tools, making them better prepared for adult life.
The volunteers had educational and funfilled activities planned for the children. They began by distribution of samosa and cold drinks to the children. Then an introductory session was conducted. They started by introducing themselves so as to build a rapport with the boys. It was then followed by an ice-breaker activity wherein the children was asked to introduce themselves.
The children were then divided into groups, age wise. Those belonging to the age group of 10-14 years, had a creativity session, where the children drew and made a painting of what they aspired to be in their life and for those within the age group of 15-18 years, a formal email writing session for job application was taught. Followed by a career counselling session.
“We strive to make service to the society as accommodative. We have grown and are developing at a galloping pace, spreading JOY, HOPE and LOVE for the sole, unadulterated purpose of adding value through innovative and interesting techniques to the less fortunate kids. It was a pleasure to do it with the children of Bosco Boys Home. I really felt a great delight and contented to bring joy and share love with these children,” Prachi Vora a volunteer, said.
Salim Shaikh, from Bosco Boys Home, joyfully expressed “Thank you team of Fly Higher India for making our day full of learning to be joyful, hopeful and loving and to always believe that sky the limit.” he said.