In our present society, the making of a good citizen is a major challenge. And raising kids to become good citizens happens over a structured education system wherein teachers and parents inculcate a sense of compassion and kindness among children and inspire them to take responsibility for making the world a better place to live in.
Chubby Cheeks Nursery, a popular Dubai based early education center has taken a lead to develop human qualities that foster responsible citizens by planting and nurturing seeds of social responsibility in the hearts and minds of their toddler through the year-round CSR activities.
The management recognizes that the first five years of a child’s life is not only a time of enormous growth in linguistic, conceptual and social competence, but also in being empathetic and sensitive to social and environmental causes.
Chubby Cheeks Nursery has motivated students and parents to come forward serve the community through various heartwarming initiatives. The recent Chennai floods saw kids and parents donating blankets, towels, clothes, socks, jackets, brushes, diapers, slippers for the flood trodden victims. Earlier they conducted a donation campaign for the Nepal earthquakes and the fire victims of Sharjah and Dubai.
Additionally Chubby Cheeks Nursery has also spearheaded various health camps for parents. During the “Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale” mummies were given free check-up and screening by Lifeline Hospital and on ‘Father’s Day’ daddies got free blood pressure and general check-up.
Whilst the nursery promotes social citizenship; it also puts emphasis on a harmonious and integrated cultural exchange among students. With students from almost 20 different nationalities across six branches in the UAE, the nursery teaches mutual respect for all nationalities and upholds the diversity that the UAE stands for. Eid bazaars, Diwali funfairs, National Day celebrations and Christmas carnivals are celebrated with equal vigor and revelry.
Ms.Roshi Tandon, Managing Director, Chubby Cheeks Nursery describes the concept of social responsibility among kids saying, “We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously. We firmly believe that if kids learn kindness, respect and empathy at a tender age it helps them become happier and successful adults; the act of serving others can be a powerful influence on positive character development. Moulding our kids to responsible global citizens is at the heart of Chubby Cheeks’ mission.”
With increasing awareness and independence, preschoolers are excited to participate, if we show them how. And Chubby Cheeks Nursery has already started the process of making a big difference in its own little way!