Supporting Education: The Open Shelter Program
Companies work in union with the society, it is a symbiotic association. If any business is able to sustain and make profits, it is because of the people and the environment. Hence it becomes a responsibility for any institution to give back to the society. As a part of CSR activity, we at SBSS are committed to uplift the underprivileged in societies neighbouring our office. On this Republic day, we are determined to aid in educating children.
To appreciate and encourage the work done by an NGO Vidyaranya, we had donated 11 monitors which we hope will further the achievements of the open shelter program. Our team members visited the open shelter, enjoyed the day with the kids and were amazed seeing their talents and interests. We have also gifted desks to Primary School in Neralakunte, which is near our Pavagada 4MW Solar Power Plant. Some of our team members have been visiting the school since the commissioning of the plant. We hope these contributions provide them with adequate infrastructure and assist them to better their learning.
There are a large numbers of homeless children and child beggars in Bangalore. OPEN SHELTER is a program under Integrated Child Protection Scheme. This program aims to provide care, support and rehabilitation for the holistic development of underprivileged children in urban and semi-urban areas. One such organisation is Vidyaranya Education and Development Society. Their focus is to work with the most marginalised groups in society. Their objective is to provide an opportunity to these children to be protected from abuse and neglect on the street and enable their access to better alternatives. In the long term, these children would be weaned away from street life and given a chance to lead a dignified and productive life.
Pratyush Thakur, the COO of Statkraft BLP said, “Vidyaranya has been doing an incredible job in providing opportunities to these kids. Undoubtedly, computers are ubiquitous in our lives and it is important for everyone to have at least the basic knowledge of computers in today’s world. It is, in fact, an honour to be able to contribute as much as we could to the kids.”