Uplift the Infrastructure of Veer Savarkar Hindi School

Cygnus World School undertook a benevolent project to uplift the infrastructure of Veer Savarkar Hindi School, Gorwa. The initiative saw the renovation of eight classrooms and provision of 25 soft boards and 6 black boards.

Ms. Sakina Giniwala in collaboration with Mr. Viral Patel rallied financial resources to facilitate this project. The classrooms were meticulously painted, imparting a fresh and vibrant atmosphere conducive to learning. Ms. Sakina demonstrated remarkable initiative by coordinating the procurement of paints, ensuring a seamless supply for the classroom renovation.

Mr. Hitesh Pandya, through his adept coordination skills, ensured that all the moving parts of the project came together harmoniously. His involvement contributed significantly to the smooth execution of the project. Cygnites of Grade 8 raised funds raised for the Soft Boards and Backboards. This approach not only contributed monetarily but also instilled a sense of social responsibility and philanthropy among the Cygnites.

Dental Check up - Natvanagar Primary School (Savli), Vakaner Primary School (Savli)

A parent of Cygnus World School, Dr. Gargee Purani conducted a dental Check-up for the Preschool students and Grade 1-5 students of Natvanagar and Vakaner Primary School, Savli School. Each child was provided with a dental check-up report card and tooth brushes.

The primary objective of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of oral health, detect any dental issues at an early stage, and encourage positive dental hygiene practices among the students.

Cygnites - Educating the underprivileged

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela

Recently our school collaborated with one of the renowned NGOs of Vadodara city  called "The Baroda Citizens Council". Out of many activities which this NGO conducts, students of our school volunteered to participate in the educational activity of this NGO.

 8 students of Grade 11, as a part of the internship programme, taught  children of the underprivileged section of the society. They conducted various activities related to math, soft skills, good touch - bad touch, communication skills etc for about 4 weeks with these children. These sessions were conducted in the evening to provide extra support, guidance and help to the children whose parents are labourers, construction workers etc. This experience gave our students a wonderful opportunity to not only teach but do their bit for the society as responsible citizens of the nation. 


LGBTQ+ Computer Literacy

Students visited 'The Lakshya Trust', Vadodara, a shelter home for transgender people across the country and worked on addressing and advocating various issues of sexual minorities,  made new friends and got a chance to know about their life, their interest and hobbies and their everyday routine. 

Students had conducted few sessions to help them learn about basic computer skills (MS Office). The children there enjoyed interacting with our students and became well versed with using basic MS Office applications. This will in  help them in their future lives.

Donation drive at Happy Faces, Vadodara in collaboration with Bickley Park School, London.

The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation

Cygnus World School, a visionary leader in school education, also plays a pivotal role in society for betterment of the underprivileged. In this endeavour a group of students of Grade X visited a school run by ‘Happy Faces Vadodara’ an NGO, in the slum area of Jadeshwar Nagar, near Akshar Chowk, Vadodara, on 06.05.2022, Friday. They donated some daily useful articles like Trainer Shoes, clothes and raincoats to children. These articles were donated by Bickley Park School, London, with whom Cygnus has collaborated for various activities over a period of the last 3 years. We express our gratitude to Bickley Park School and Happy Faces Foundation for their support in this endeavour.

Labour Day Celebration

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” (Voltaire)

8th Grade Students of Cygnus World School organized a Labour Day Celebration on 04.05.22 to felicitate the Class 4 employees at the school, through heart-warming performances involving a short skit, folk-dance and a video. Students expressed their gratitude towards the helpers who toil the whole day for the smooth functioning of the school.

Painting walls of a Street School

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” – Helen Dyer

Small acts, multiplied by a group of participants, can transform the world. Community service is an effort to help people and make the world a better place to live in.

Cygnus World School is happy to share that our students worked with “Happy Faces” to design and paint walls at “Street School”, Sayajigunj, Vadodara, to create a sense of belonging within the community and to express their gratitude. Students’ enthusiastic participation and their willingness to develop a special bond with the Street School were incredible. Divided into different groups, they all took one week to complete this work and remained dedicated, involved and committed throughout.

The platform, bestowed upon students, was a wonderful opportunity to engage them in community service, boost their self-esteem, express their gratitude and help them reach new levels of skills. We achieved the most desirable outcome – continuous progress led by kindness and virtue

The Children were given certificates of participation to recognize their efforts in the community service. The development of individuality and the participation of the individual in community service initiatives are two necessary aspects.

Menstrual Hygiene

Our school collaborated with the NGO, ‘Happy Faces’ to work on the Sustainable Development Goals of Good Health and Wellbeing. The students of class 6-9 created a programme to spread awareness on Menstrual Hygiene on 20th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th November. The students discussed the matter and planned a drive to donate sanitary napkins. On the 25th, a group of students visited GIDC Makarpura and interacted with different groups of women there. They were able to discuss the topic openly and change their perspective.

- Saumya Patel-9B

D.N.A. - Definitions Not Applicable: One Step Closer to LGBTQ+

Homosexuality and queer identities are gaining acceptance among the Indian youth in the present times. It still remains a constant struggle for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) individuals to openly express their gender choices within the boundaries of society and gain acceptance. It is still important to sensitize society to overcome age-old beliefs and accept the realities of gender.

Cygnus World School in collaboration with Lakshya Trust as well as with several dedicated students, have come up with a project D.N.A. i.e Definitions Not Applicable. It aimed to create awareness regarding the LGBTQ+ community. Under the project, the school organized an Orientation Program and a 3-day workshop at Lakshya Trust where the students taught them skills to de-stress including visual arts, dance and Zumba. The students interacted with them without any prejudices or notions, understood the struggles they faced and shared significant joyous moments with them.

Covid Cart Essentials Delivery

A project by our students, Brij Patel, Diya Khera and Riya Patel. During the second wave of the pandemic, they helped out Covid+ patients and affected families by supplying them with groceries, food and other requirements at their doorstep.

Project Heartbeat

An initiative by our Cygnites, Anjali Tandon and Namrata Tandon. These young girls raised awareness and collected donations to provide daily essentials, food and medication to elderly citizens by selling handmade items like masks, mask chains, and more.

Project Uprise

Aarin Shah, Mishty Thakker and Varun Gangwal made us extremely proud with this project! Our students raised more than Rs. 2,00,000 within 2 days and arranged a half-year ration for ten families of people whose jobs were affected due to Covid-19.

Books for All!

Kushal Patel and Siddhant Agarwal; two students campaigned and spoke to people in order to raise awareness about the importance of books. They collected funds and thousands of old books. While the books were distributed to underdeveloped public school libraries, the funds were used to purchase and donate reference books.

Tejgadh visits Cygnus

After attending the Tur Mela in Vasanth Shala; an Adivasi school in Tejgadh, our students empathised with the inadequacies often associated with rural life. They helped raise funds through an art exhibition and utilised the profits to donate essential items. Furthermore, the student council also invited the students of Vasanth Shala for a day at Cygnus World School. This day was a celebration of inclusivity wherein all the children bonded together, through dance and musical performances.

Khushiyon Nu Kabaat

An initiative in which the children of Cygnus participated with zeal. There are two activities under this initiative

1. Plate of joy

2. Donate old items for elderly

Plate of joy was planned to deliver 2 meals per day to the doorsteps of the elderly in slums across Vadodara by paying a minimal amount. Donate old items for elders was planned to make basic requirements like clothes, sweaters, slippers, socks, shawls and blankets and utensils available to the needy elders at their doorstep.

Dental Check-up for the Preschool

A parent of Cygnus World School, Dr. Gargee Purani conducted a dental Check-up for the Preschool students and Grade 1-5 students of Veer Savarkar  School. Each child was provided with a dental check-up report card and tooth brushes.
The primary objective of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of oral health, detect any dental issues at an early stage, and encourage positive dental hygiene practices among the students.

Kindly find the link attached for photos of the dental check-up

Workshop for Anganwadi workers- Cognitive development and Mental ability

On 20th and 21st December, 2023, a workshop on cognitive development and mental ability for children (3 to 6 years) was conducted by Ms. Sejal Arora and Ms. Kajal Shah, esteemed teachers from Cheviot Kids and Cygnus World School. The workshop aimed to enhance the capacity and skills of approximately 70 dedicated Anganwadi workers. The workshop was organised by Deepak Foundation.

The primary objectives of the workshop were to guide, teach, and train Anganwadi workers, focusing on their capacity building and skill development in the realm of cognitive development and mental abilities of children.

The workshop proved to be immensely helpful to the Anganwadi workers, who expressed gratitude for the valuable insights and practical knowledge gained. Many participants shared positive feedback, highlighting the applicability of the strategies learned to their daily interactions with children.