Earlier you begin, greater the impact. That is what academics experts and principals believe and have started taking baby steps towards creating awareness in schools about organ donation. They feel that students can take the learning home and help spread the word among parents and peers.
From year-long campaigns to giving regular lessons on organ donation, schools are doing their bit to bring about a change. Recently, class VIII and IX students of SVPV Vidyalaya, Kandivli in Mumbai, recorded a 30-minute radio drama around the cause. “The theme of our annual day celebration last year was organ donation and, we have, time and again, invited doctors to speak about it. The skit is about a child who dies young and how his parents decide to donate his organs,” said Sangeeta Srivastava, school principal.
Read more of this in a report by Vinamrata Borwankar and Yogita Rao published in The Times of India....
May be other schools around the country also take this up earnestly.
Also read a related article posted earlier http://bharatmahan.in/positive-news/people-pledging-organs-rise-9000-15-lakh-just-2-years-1771