ICBSS started off its year with an impressive Marvel themed Installation ceremony where the President Int. Mustafa Kaidjohar and his Board of officials were installed. The second project for the year-Service to the Seniors was an impactful community service where the Interactors donated dry rations to the Elder’s Home in Borella and spent some quality time with the inhabitants of the Home. The first quarter also saw efficient communication within the club being brought to a whole new level with a Facebook page initiated along with an Instagram account, which continues to be regularly updated.
The highlight of our 2nd quarter was ‘Youth 2K16’, an International Understanding project. The project which saw a participation of 200 Interactors was a conquest around Colombo and teams of about 6 members were given a series of fun and innovative tasks to complete in various locations. As an annual project ‘Youth 2K16’ exceeded the standards set in the previous year by far.Other notable projects held in the 2nd Quarter were ‘False Façade’- a photobooth at the Ascend carnival organized by the Interact District 3220 and the Cricket Carnival; a day of fun, food and cricket!
The 4th quarter saw 2 major communities service projects- an Oral Health Care Camp and Hand for Hope’17. The Oral Health Care Camp was held during the days leading up to the ‘World Oral Health Day’. All BSS students were given a free dental check-up and also temporary fillings were done if required. Students and parents were invited to a seminar on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. A stall was also organised at the SEZ carnival 2017 to promote oral health.
Hand for Hope’17 was a joint initiative by the Interact Club of Isipathana College and the Interact Club of BSS. Four sessions were held at the Sri Jinanandha Boys Orphanage, each aiming to add colour to the children’s lives at the orphanage in a different way. Both projects were a resounding success. A final finance project was held in the form of a games stall at the SEZ carnival 2017, to wrap up the year on a rich note.
Throughout each project our Interactors kept to the motto, ‘Changing Lives, an Earthling at a Time’ and persevered to create a meaningful impact on at least one person’s life.