As part of their ICSE/ISC social and community service programmes the students of Classes IX and XI spend a week in villages in remote areas each year, experiencing every aspect of village life. The students work with the villagers, visiting their homes and sharing their food, thus gaining a true understanding of the challenges and strengths of an Indian village. Prior to the class XI trip, the village is asked for a wish list and our students offer physical labour to fulfil that need. Over the years, successive batches of our students have, among other things, laid down a road, built a shed in the cremation ground, and constructed a cement basketball court – all from scratch, acquiring the skills needed to do so. They return as mature young men and women who we hope will contribute responsibly to the world they live in.