Poverty is faced all around the world, in India especially, it is a high density country, you can see poverty everywhere in India, people are unable to fulfill their needs and many people die due to hunger. So for this CAS experience I decided to make food a t home and give it to poor people who are unable to get food. This caters to creativity and service strand of CAS because I baked the cupcakes at home and provided it to the homeless and needy who were in need of food.
LO 3 : Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
For this CAS project it was important to organize myself, I had to plan the whole experience, I needed to make the food, know the location where I will be able to find people who are in need of food, go there on time and give them food. Normally I am never an organized person, I always procrastinate and do things when the deadline is near. Planning the experience was easy compared to initiating because I did not know how to interact with people. I think that planning in the future will be easier from now on but initiating can always have a problem because due to some factors there will be changes at the end moment. It is important o know how to plan and initiate activities because it makes you work efficient and easier.
LO 6 : Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
Hunger is a global issue, many people die due to hunger, even in developed countries there are people who are suffering because of hunger. Food is the source of energy for everyone, everywhere, but many people do not have access to it due many reasons, removing hunger is also one of the goals proposed by UN to achieve sustainability. Knowing about global issues helps me with my personal growth by allowing me to keep up with the world and know what is going on in the world.
LO 7 : Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
This experience has not gone against my ethics but instead has helped me build them more. There would be an ethical issue if I was trying to help but they would instead show hostility. If it were to happen then my opinion on it would be that the person in need is not taking help but instead showing hostility, so I would just leave them alone and give their share to someone else.
Conclusion : This CAS experience helped me improve my baking skills and provide food to the needy, so giving back to the society in a way. This experience also affected the way I viewed people, when I was giving them out one of the parents used their child as an excuse and asked for money instead of food for her child. This experience also brought a sense of enjoyment when I was providing cupcakes to children (off camera). If I were to do this activity again then I would try to go with more people and give more to more people. Giving out more and acts of kindness is something that everyone should have and this stays with you for the rest of life, what you give is what you receive.