The Active Citizens Club was proposed and formed by the Batch of 2017 who had participated in the British Council’s Active Citizens Program (ACP) throughout the previous session. As one of five schools selected across Karachi, volunteer student groups had worked with trained facilitators to develop sustainable programs to alleviate social concerns. DPS delegates won many laurels at the final showcasing in Islamabad and were deeply appreciated for the concept of ‘Madadgar’, where senior citizens were helped to live better and more fulfilling lives. The second venture to receive appreciation at the national event with esteemed dignitaries was ‘Ranjish’, aimed at addressing the growing concern of depression and mental health in society today.
DPS girls were awarded certificates for their sensitivity to social issues and brought back motivated continuation plans for their juniors to follow.
The Active Citizens Club was formed to ensure sustainability to these programs. In this wake, members of the Club visited Dar-ul-Sukoon to spend quality time with the elderly. At DPS we encourage the development of a holistic personality and are proud of our girls who continue to show compassion towards matters which touch the heart.