As an extension of our efforts to put love for our schools into action and in conjunction with World Environment Day (June 5, 2010), we embarked on an exciting project called “Revo Garden”!
Students who are a part of the “Recess Revolution” (Recess Revo/RR) in various schools took on the responsibility and had the privilege to contribute in a small but significant way to the overall health, beauty, and environment of their beloved school.
Recess Revo students carried out this project in partnership with a recognized and proven youth development NGO called AYA (Asian Youth Ambassadors), who also facilitates the “Recess Revolution” movement nationwide
The New (or upgraded) Revo Garden would be transformed from a deserted place into a beautiful and vibrant garden. It signifies the students’ desire to “transform” their school into a better place – not just socially but physically as well!
Like every other living thing, the Revo Garden needs to be cared for an nurtured by fertilizing, watering, etc. The Recess Revo students intend to “nurture” their school by “watering” it with their care, “sowing” their love in action with kindess and prayer so that their school can truly become a better place.
Once the Revo Garden is established, the students will have something physical to pass on to the next generation of students from the Recess Revo movement to continue to care and nurture. It symbolizes the passing on of ownership (of the school) to the juniors, that they too can catch the spirit of loving and caring for their school. It speaks of continuity, and that we are in for the “long haul”. Change is a process and we understand that it is more important how we finish, and not just how we start.
The Revo Garden is a “monument” that speaks of a “movement”. A movement that stands for the “Revolution of Love” – a revolution that comes from and through love in action. To do so, students can continue enhancing the beauty of the garden by adding more features: flowers, fountain, etc. This symbolizes a movement that will carry on until we see the change we dream of in our schools come to pass!