Feb 09, 2017
Mount Litera School International's students meet kids suffering from cancer at Tata Memorial Hospital
Mount Litera School International (MLSI) organised a meet up with kids suffering from cancer at Tata Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. The meet up was organised to observe World Cancer Day, marked globally on February 4th, with the kids and bring some happy moments into the lives of the children suffering from cancer. MLSI's students engaged with kids suffering from cancer with various fun activities and games including a musical performance specially created for them. Students also offered gifts to the kids.
A team of 20 students from MLSI along with two teachers and Head of Secondary, MLSI, BKC went to meet children who are taking cancer treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital's children's ward.Â As per a study, published in the Journal of Global Oncology- over 50 children in the age group of one month to 14 years die of cancer every day in India. It is important to create awareness about cancer and its prevention among people and it must include the younger generation. Sensitizing students about this disease and encouraging empathy towards those suffering, makes everlasting impact on their minds.Â MLSI's mission is to create world citizen by empowering them with holistic learning. The school cares about the learning needs and the personal development of individual students as part of their vision.
Mr. Eury David, Head of the school, Mount Litera School International, commented on the visit, "it brings immense happiness to MLSI to organise this meet up. All children deserve love and support from society, especially from their peers. This is our little step towards providing support at Tata Memorial Hospital, we hope our students have learnt some crucial life lessons and made some lifelong friendships at the meet up. These small steps goes a long way towards creating awareness against cancer and as an educational institute we must encourage it."