In reverence to the Worldwide Week of Service for youth celebrated by Lions Clubs International to encourage participation and service, Leo Club of Yuva Hyderabad, consolidated their members to engage in a week-long celebration, by conducting activities, camps and educational programs.
Beginning with the first day of the Service week from 8th August, 2016, the Leo Club of Yuva Hyderabad conducted digitizing classes which benefitted 185 high schools.
For the second day, 9th August, the club organized an eye screening camp at a government school in Champapet, Hyderabad. A total of 750 students were screened at the camp.
On 10th August, the club conducted a health awareness and dental checkup camp, at a local primary school in a slum in Champapet, where 450 students were screened, and were educated on the importance of personal hygiene.
11th August, the fourth day of the service week, was honoured with the distribution of books and stationery among 850 students, at a rural school in Sadashivpet, Hyderabad.
Extending their support towards the environment, on 12th August, the members distributed 45 saplings among the community and ensured that they were planted locally.
Day six of the service week, 13th August, was recognized as ‘Relieving the Hunger’. On this day, the Leos visited the Pine orphanage in the city and distributed home cooked meals among 85 differently abled children. The food was prepared by the Leos themselves.
On the final day, 15th August, the Leos organized a blood donation camp, at the Global Indian School. They were able to collect 39 units of blood and donated 100 spectacles among the poor students of the school, with the support of the parent club.
The concept driven by the vision of the Lions to involve all with the responsibility and humility of a dedicated individual, the Worldwide Week of Service was able to positively impact the environment and focus on children, education and development.