Desh Apnayen ACTIZENS'® Club

The Desh Apnayen ACTIZENS’® Club fosters students’ 21st Century skills in a variety of ways, and enables them to become ACTIZENS – alert, informed and active citizens. We invite schools from all boards to form the ACTIZENS’® Club and help students experience the benefits of being a Club member.

Please click here to take part in the weekly activities that we have put together. 

Please write to info@deshapnayen.org if you would like us to take you through the process over a phone call. 

  • Key Features of the Club:
  • Benefits of the Club :
  • Steps to Start the Club in Your School:
  • A formal group of students is formed with members from the 5th-9th grade. 

  • Participation in any/all activities presented to the Club members is voluntary. 

  • It is desirable to have at least 2-5 members from each grade in the Club. There is no upper limit for the maximum number of Club members from the school.

  • We encourage participation in at least two of the four activities every month - one hour every week, with guidance from Desh Apnayen Teachers.

  • Most activities can be done online, and all activities come at no cost to the students or schools.  

The ACTIZENS'® Club gives students and teachers a chance to:

  • Take part in innovative activities every week, based on a thematic calendar, aligned to Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Participate in contests and special events on certain days of national and international importance 
  • Receive Citizenship Education programmes curated by us
  • Experience the power of volunteering for the improvement of their community
  • Feel a sense of ownership and responsibility towards their country
  • Expand their knowledge base on pertinent social and global issues
  • Display leadership skills, be it as the President, the Secretary or a member of the Club, or as the ‘Voice of Desh Apnayen’ in the school
  • Get greater recognition and rewards during the grand awards ceremony
  • Be featured on our digital platforms and outreach efforts with media publications, print and online
  • Access trainings, workshops and engaging resources
  • Have a dedicated Engagement Officer from Desh Apnayen for the school
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1 . Call for Particpation 

  • Orient students about Desh Apnayen and Desh Apnayen ACTIZENS'® Club
  • Announce the Desh Apnayen ACTIZENS'® Club formation in your school
  • Call for participation from class 5th -9th
  • Decide the date for election of office bearers
  • Announce the date and ask for nominations for office bearers

2.  Hold an Election

  • Formal or just voting for office bearers
  • Announce the result
  • Brief roles and responsibilities for office bearers and other members (refer user manual)

3. Investiture Ceremony

  • School can call local govt. officials/eminent personality/Civic hero as chief guest for members to feel motivated as young citizens
  • Start the club by taking Desh Apnayen pledge and distribute badges (To be provided by Desh Apnayen)
  • Desh Apnayen ACTIZENS'® Club president will present the motive and plan of action of club for the Academic year (Refer user manual and Annual planner)

4. Implement Actizen Club Activity

  • Follow Annual planner/monthly activities provided by Desh Apnayen and conduct activities or
  • Pick and choose activities and prepare your own planner
  • Weekly 1 activity is recommended
  • Monthly 2 activities are recommended, 3-4 activities per month are desirable for longer impact

We encourage schools to give a chance to one of the Club members to be the ‘Voice of Desh Apnayen’ – to inform fellow students about upcoming activities, and share learnings/submissions from past activities with teachers and parents, whenever feasible.

This can be done by setting up a ‘Desh Apnayen ACTIZENS’® Club Wall’ in the school; by sharing a summary post on the school’s website, emailer, Facebook page or WhatsApp groups; or during School Assembly and Annual Day event. We can help create the communication material and speaking points.

Join hands with Desh Apnayen to become a partner school and nurture the ACTIZEN spirit in our young students!

View names of our partner schools here.