Steer-A-Change – An Initiative by School Students to Raise Funds for a Cause


Mumbai, May 26, 2020: As the pandemic grows the world over and the nationally mandated lockdown continues, students of many schools have been productively utilising their time during this lockdown to raise money for charity. In this COVID-19 lockdown, most cars have just been parked and are gathering dust. Since the majority of the housing societies are not allowing domestic help living outside the premises to enter, there is nobody to wash the cars.

It was in the first week of May that Aarushi Jhaveri from Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA), one of Mumbai’s leading International schools, along with other students from various schools decided to clean the cars in their society and raise some money for charity – the “Martyrs of Kashmir”. The young students have also made a short film and started a group called “Steer-A-Change”.

Aarushi Jhaveri, from Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA) said, “I am happy to be a part of this initiative and spend our free time washing cars and raising money for a good cause. I feel productive and very positive working together with other children in my society to be able to help others in our own little way.”

The Group has so far collected over Rs 75,000/-. They will continue with their activity and raise more funds to be of better help to the cause they have undertaken.

Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA), backed by Aditya Birla Education Trust, is India’s leading International School located in South Mumbai. ABWA strongly believes in the holistic development of its students. ABWA strives to create a cohesive learning environment that is conducive to developing a child’s innate talents. In addition, to focus on academic excellence, ABWA students are encouraged to think critically and question the world around them. Further, through a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities, ABWA aims to develop a child’s personality and stimulate him/her to be mindful, sensitive and responsible member of society. ABWA focuses on the socio-emotional development of each and every child to ensure that he/she feels safe, supported and motivated.