Our Indian standard of education is excellent. Our students are amongst the best in the world. They score high on marks – to the extent of securing even 100% in English! But can we truly say that our children are well rounded? Not just masters of marks but also fluent in languages, communication and general knowledge? Have they developed team spirit and qualities of leadership? Do they see beyond the confines of their school and home to recognize inequalities around? Can they hold their own in public debates or present themselves admirably in an interview?
There is so much of the past that was character forming which our schools have discarded or forgotten in the pursuit of High Grades. Institutions like National Cadet Corps and Scouts and Guides; Institutions like the Social Service League; the Arts, Crafts, Culture and Philosophies of our country that our children are unfamiliar with. We are losing many aspect of our history which must be gathered with care before it is all scattered in the vicissitudes of time.
The DELHI WORLD PUBLIC FOUNDATION, pioneered by a group of graduates from the DPS Schools who have since made a mark in the world, seek to take education to a higher level; an overall holistic, comprehensive and focussed initiative to produce all-rounded human beings. What we emphasize is the road we are taking to get there – perhaps the road less travelled; but a road which we hope is filled with adventure, with curiosity, with wonder.
This is a challenge that we at the Delhi World Public Foundation have taken up in earnest. The wealth of knowledge and experience of our Life Trustees, Term Trustees, Advisory Council and Members of the Education & Resource Council is being harnessed to open our students` eyes to all the wonderful things that the world has to offer. To appreciate art as well as to create it, to establish their own individual identity through creativity. To not only carve a Printing Block or make Handmade Paper out of rags and waste but also to carry in further by printing on the paper and then on to adding value by making greeting cards stationery, decorative boxes, etc.
Modules are being created for our children to engage in Self Care, Social Service, Animal Welfare and Environment protection. To make them appreciate, understand and anticipate the dire necessity of valuing our depleting wildlife, threatened environment and ecology. To bring to them firsthand knowledge and information of new energy saving techniques and technology – Solar Energy, Rainwater Harvesting and just simple Vermi composting from household waste. They are encouraged to take time off from cramming for exams and tests to take part in Drama, Elocution, Music and all those varied expressions of impulsive creativity. As to express themselves on canvas of in stone or even just create a bonsai plant or a simple Ikebana.
In simple words we want them to be children, leading an exciting child`s life and not be forced to become premature adults! Please join us and be part of our new adventure full of wonder and care.