Youth For Service (YFS)
Youth For Service sees the need, not the cause. This is reflected every year by
our YFS Club members who take up the cause of the less fortunate and under-privileged.
YFS Club started functioning in St. Andrews in the year 2003 and consists of around
80 Andrewites now. They meet regularly to discuss how they could help these people
through their YFS funds. Each Andrewite donates an old newspaper every month and
funds are raised by selling these newspapers.
Activities of YFS
to orphanages, old age homes and shelter homes for street children are regularly
organised, where our children conduct games and organise refreshments for the residents.
Gifts like sports kits, toys, etc are distributed in orphanages, much to the joy
of the children.
- Motivating and inspiring other Andrewites towards 'Sharing and Caring' by narrating
their experiences during the school assembly.
- During festivals, visits are organized to Sishu Bhavan, Home for Dying and Destitute,
Leprosy Colony, Home for the Disabled, Home for the Mentally Challenged and Birds
of the Air (for beggars and the mentally ill), to distribute clothes, biscuits,
- Meeting the disabled students of National Institute for Mentally Handicapped and
Sweekar Upkaar on World Disabled Day and making them feel special and wanted in
their own small ways.
- One of the best ways to feel close to God is through charity and our YFS members
have chosen this noble way of saying that they care and will continue to serve the
poor and needy selflessly.
The Interact Club was set up with the motive to provide opportunities for young
men and women to work together in a world of fellowship dedicated to the service
of international understanding. Rotary Club which has been there for more than a
100 years now, paved the way for this new organisation.
The term Interact was coined from the two words 'International' and 'Action'.
The goals of the Interact Club are:
- To encourage thoughtfulness and helpfulness to others.
- Community improvement.
- Group achievement.
- To develop constructive leadership and personal integrity.
- To build respect for the rights of others.
The Interact Club of St. Andrews was launched on 6th Feb 2005. The Installation
Ceremony is held every year where the members are given their respective badges.
Many Rotarians visit our school and share their thoughts and experiences with the
young members. Trips to old age homes, meeting the mentally and physically challenged,
helping the under privileged, etc are part of the activities on the agenda of the
Interact Club members.
NGC was set up to make community participate in the protection and conservation
of environmental resources. It aims at developing awareness and empathy in students
towards our environment. The Ecobuddy Club was established in St. Andrews under
the aegis of the NGC in the year 2003. The club has 40 students and teachers as
Activities of Ecobuddy Club
- Campaign against plastic carry bags and their littering, thereby making the school
a 'No Plastic Zone'.
- Conservation of energy by switching off fans and lights when not in use.
- Campaign against air pollution by refraining from using harmful crackers during
- Campaign against water pollution by advocating the use of colourless clay idols
- Segregation of waste into bio-degradable and non bio-degradable, so that they are
collected in different bins.
- Converting lunch box waste, dry leaves, etc. into compost by vermiculture.
- Planting saplings and caring for plants and trees.
- Participating in environmental exhibitions and competitions.
- Visits to national parks, the zoo, dairy farm, field trips, etc.
- Recycling paper by encouraging students to use both sides of charts and posters.