Voltas volunteer visits
Bangalore: As part of Voltas Bangalore's community Initiative drive, volunteers and their families visited ANURAGA, an institute dedicated to educating poor children from the slums. Voltasites participated in their sports activities and general knowledge interactions – with some lively questions from the children.
Voltasites encouraged the children by awarding token prizes to the game winners; they also contributed towards blackboards, note books, and a year's supply of pencils for the children.
Jamshedpur: Voltas volunteers helped personally raise the spirits of the denizens at 'Bharat Sevashram Sangha'. The organization provides food, clothes and relief to the poor, and also free schooling, training and medical aid to the destitute.
Lucknow: Voltas volunteers visited 'Prem Niwas', a haven for the destitute, sick and dying. They brought with them an abundance of used clothing, as well as generous contributions towards building shades under which inmates could find shelter. They also brought the gift of joy and hope to denizens, many of whom seemed undaunted and in good cheer in spite of their plight.
Chennai: Voltas volunteers visited 'Saraswathi Ammal Charitable Trust', a home for destitute children and the aged. They arrived with a mission to build a sense of confidence and a system of values amongst the orphan children, as well as to provide support and cheer to the needy. Trading stories with the children proved to be a therapeutic experience for both Voltasites and the kids.
Delhi: A team of Voltas volunteers visited the National Association for the Blind. Of special interest was the Preparatory School, where visually impaired children are trained in reading and writing Braille, as well as managing the activities of daily life. They are also schooled in environmental information, object perception through touching, orientation and mobility, physical fitness and recreational activities. Voltasites pooled together generous contributions, and came away with a keen appreciation for the blessings of sight.
Pune: The Residential School for poor and underprivileged children was paid a visit by Voltas volunteers, who spent some hours interacting and playing with the children. They donated many sets of textbooks, as well as generous monetary contributions towards the school's mission to provide free shelter, food, clothing, and schooling facilities up to 10th standard.