Achievements in Social Impact
In 2016-17, Garvita Gulhati and Pooja Tanawade’s (Class of 2017) project ‘Why Waste?’, an initiative to save water, was chosen to represent India in the Google Expeditions under the category of young social entrepreneurs. 360-degree images of their journey were taken for the Google Virtual Reality classes for children in the USA. ‘Why Waste?’ was chosen as one of the top 6 Youth Ventures in the country. A documentary shot on their journey was aired on India Today and Aaj Tak in 2016.
Garvita has, since then, garnered immense global recognition and has made a name for herself as "India's Water Girl". She became the Youngest in the # ForbesUnder30 list of Social Entrepreneurs for Asia-Pacific 2021 and received the 'Earth Day Network Rising Star' and UK’s Diana Award among others. She continues to inspire the youth globally as a changemaker, influencer, and water conservationist.
Divya Gopal and Raanan Bhayana (Grade 10) presented their IMIB Foundation project at the United Nations in New York on 12th -14th December. Their project is all about teaching three life skills to underprivileged children. They had trained 200 children by the time they presented the project at the UN.
Nivedita Iyer, Aditya Anirudh (Grade 10), and Vinayaka M (Grade 9) bagged first place and a cash prize of Rs 10,000 for the sustainable solutions presented by them to counter the effects of improper waste distribution. The competition was conducted by an NGO, Project NB Youth.
Students from Grades 8 to 11 commenced their ‘Operation Sunshine” along with the residents of NGV (National Games Village) and The Ugly Indian (TUI), a well-known organization that tirelessly strives for a cleaner and greener Bangalore to restore the beauty of the locality. The volunteers removed posters from the disfigured walls and painted picturesque motifs and vivid patterns on the walls.
Kanika Mittal and Anvita Nigam (Grade 11) launched ‘teachpoWer’, a teaching initiative in collaboration with ‘Step Up for India’, an organisation that works towards teaching English to underprivileged children and is part of the ‘empoWer’ women program. The duo chalked out teaching methodologies, oriented the support staff of the school on the plan, distributed resources, and made a head start with 22 student volunteers. Assessment at the end of the program showed tremendous improvement in the akkas’ learning.
Anvita Nigam and Kanika Mittal received the ‘Youngest Innovators Award’, a special award conferred by 3 M India in collaboration with CII for this initiative.
Nishant Panicker and Aniruddha Voruganti (Grade 11) initiated “Save Paper” in a bid to conserve the environment. Grades 1-12 collaborated and collected 800 kg of used paper. They entered into a tie-up with ITC & the Hippo Campus group to collect all the recycled paper from school at the end of every month. In return, the companies supplied new stationery which was donated to the needy children in rural Karnataka.