This classification is for narrative purposes only, most of these non-academic extra curricular activities have an academic influence on the student as well.
Our Sunday school is actively involved in charity work. For example during the Lent of 2009, the students were asked to donate money that they earned from doing household chores. Parents were told to give them small chores (every day during the Lent) in the house (such as cleaning a room, make their bed etc) and pay them $0.25 to maximum $1.00 based on the nature of the chore. The idea behind it was to make them understand the importance of work and learn about the gift of giving the hard-earned income to charity. Parents were asked not to give them free easy money, but make them work for it. Children were so enthusiastic about this and worked really hard for this objective that we collected $365.00 and the money was sent to an orphanage in Kerala. The next year we had a successful food drive fund raising conducted mainly for meeting our Sunday school expenses. We will have several of such activities organized more often in the future for charity work, especially to help the poor children in Kerala by extending a helping hand to those children who do not have the means and financial support to be in school.
During the Lent in 2010, we had conducted a Lenten program in Brampton. We had about 5 different churches participated in the event. Our Sunday school played a major role in this event by preparing all the lessons for all classes and all the Bible skits and Bible games for that program.