This year for Global Youth Service Day, the new theme was Ecology: Caring For the Planet, where volunteers were asked to strategize plans to work towards saving the planet

AFS Vadodara partnered with Paathshala Foundation. Paathshala serves homeless and underprivileged kids and conducts a schooling program with them. Based on the theme of environment, AFS Vadodara educated the kids on the importance of environment preservation and tree plantation. Further, engaged them in a few activities and at last, volunteers, along with the kids, planted trees near the school. Also, to ensure sustainability, each volunteer adopted a tree and ensured its maintenance.