– Parent of Ojasvi Khanna
The service project was an eye-opener for our children. I personally would like to thank the programme coordinators for showing them this side of life. A few days back, when she saw the picture of the completed bottle house she felt so proud and happy. Their hard work under the sun has not gone to waste and the objective of providing housing to the underprivileged has been finally achieved. A sense of achievement and confidence could be felt.
– Parent of Gauri Bora
My daughter Gauri made wonderful friends and a lifetime of memories to cherish. Thank you for making her a much more confident and better version of herself.
…My daughter was overwhelmed with emotion, when they took part in a community service project to a village adopted by the school. She participated in building a brick house and toilet for an old widow living alone with her granddaughter in a thatched hut without a toilet. It is not just about teaching them to fulfil their aspirations, but about them developing a sense of gratitude for what they have. No words can thank you for your initiative and vision!
– Nysa Keswani
The Doon School facilities are amazing and if I had the opportunity, I would do anything to come here. The intellectual approach of the modules was interesting as it made me question my identity and things that I had never thought of before.
– Suchet Gopal
The modules were great because the tutors let everyone speak and give their ideas. Both teachers and students participating in the programme were very intelligent and I made good friends.
We will definitely encourage friends and family to give it a go. The programme achieves the objective of “Freedom with responsibility”.
– Arahaan Jhajharia’s Parents
S@D 2019It is a pleasure to send my son Arahaan Jhajharia for S@Doon program. He had an amazing experience. He loved the campus. He is now so fond of all the teachers he interacted with. He is missing all the friends he made at Doon so much that he is Doon sick. I am looking forward to send my younger son when he is eligible for the program.
– Vedant Gupta’s Mother (Mrs S Gupta)
All the facilities provided by the school were fantastic and very convenient to use… so that they could have a better pace with learning. The accommodation was very comfortable with trees and had luscious greenery all around. The scrumptious meals made his day. The service project made him aware of his role towards environment and the community. The trekking experience and rafting was a lot of fun. The most enjoyable experience for Vedant was at the RIMC doing drills with the group. This enhanced his leadership qualities and teamwork and helped in developing confidence and bypassing his fears. He learnt a lot and has come back with a more focused mind-set. He uses the modules for help every now and then. Our favourite part of the whole curriculum was the gadget detox. The overall approach of the programme has been very beneficial for our son. It is a must experience for a teenager.
– Romsha’s Mother (Mrs A Singh)
The meals at Doon school were one of the most interesting part of Romsha’s Day. She enjoyed the gourmet meals, which did not let her miss the food at home. The options were diverse and the food served almost every 2-3 hours. Excellent – not only the facilities but also the culture of care, the sense of equality, the non-judgemental attitude deserve a special mention. The pastoral care experienced by Romsha is absolutely unparalleled. Our utmost gratitude to the masters for the depth of love and affection showered on her. The most challenging is not during the program but after the program. What now? After experiencing this nothing else compares. Perhaps the school can have a Level 2 of this. After all, there is a deep emotional connect made. And there has to be a coping mechanism for that. Romsha is full of appreciation for the leadership modules led by the Doon School faculty…. in these times of arrogant individualism, such a theme which celebrates being a team is to be applauded because life and leadership is all about team building and inspiring people to make a change. These sessions also instilled a sense of meritocracy. The visits to the NGOs were a good selection and really served to hone the leadership through service point. I have seen a huge change in my daughter. She is generally quite self-possessed but after this I have seen her animated, full of life and passion, having long discussions with her dorm mates on the phone and I know that that bond is still strong. Given the length, rigor and cost of the program I asked the principal of her school, Mrs Shashi Banerjee if the program would be worth the price. She encouraged me to send Romsha for this program saying, & the very air of Doon School is different & and I owe her a big thanks for this.