Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activity at Chikkkaballapur
What the VOLUNTEERS say about the social cause activities at Annapoorna Trust:
Here is a testimonial from Kavya Mishrikoti one of the Volunteers from Oracle India who participated in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity at Chikkkaballapur on June 17, 2017.
“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace”.
With the various issues that the underprivileged children face, lack of food and starvation are still major concerns. How can we ensure a healthier and prosperous nation while the future of this country is still struggling to meet ends and afford to buy even one meal during the day? While we try to answer the above question, Annapoorna already had a road map ahead as to how they will go about making the children’s lives better.
As a part of an Oracle Volunteer event, I was made aware of the various troubles to which a child living in a rural area is exposed. Hygiene is naturally adopted as a way of living for most of the urban living population; however what still remains a topic of debate is, what about the rural population? While we demonstrated and rendered our services in educating the children on basic and dental hygiene, Annapoorna was one step ahead by making sure the food reached these children in various villages of Chikkaballapura. Annapoorna also made available tooth paste and brush to each and every child in these schools and a water filter to each school, drawing attention to the significance of cleanliness and drinking clean water.
Needless to say the knowledge the children possessed in terms of hygiene took us by surprise, however coaxing them to follow these simple steps everyday was a bit of a challenge. Holding the tiny hands of the children while we helped and taught them the right way to clean their hands was a rhapsody in itself. And while they toddled their way back to their classrooms or to their respective seats and looked back at us, their eyes had a million things to say, but they instead smiled humbly and hopped back to their world. I wish more people feel responsible towards the betterment of this little world of children who have no idea how big the world is and I wish they never fall short of enough motivation to make this and their world a better place to live in. And when their tiny hands find it hard to tie the cape around their neck I wish there would be enough well-wishers who stand by their side.