In Pictures: A day at the Spastics Society of Karnataka

As a part of their CSR program, corporates spent their day at Spastics Society of Karnataka.

In a sincere effort to give back to the society,
volunteers from the Bangalore office of Sapient, took a day out from their regular work schedule to help make a positive difference to the society. Around 25 Sapient people, as part of Sapient’s global CSR program- Sapient Gives Back, visited the Spastics Society of Karnataka located in Indiranagar, assisting the staff in organizing interesting activities and sessions for the students at the centre.

‘Sapient Gives Back’ program allows each Sapient person to spend an entire working day in a year volunteering for community service. The group hosted interactive sessions on music, dance, sports as well as other learning activities. In order to enhance creative skills of children that can be used to support their livelihood, specific demonstration-based workshops were also conducted on art-related themes such as hand-painting, collage, clay modeling, card- and diya-making. Senior children were also educated on important issues such as health and hygiene.

The Spastics Society of Karnataka is a  Non-Government Organization (NGO) dedicated to the welfare of persons with Neuro-Muscular and Developmental Disabilities.  The Society provides a Comprehensive Package of Diagnostic and Intervention Services to persons with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities and Learning Disabilities.

Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) started off as a branch of the Spastics Society of India in the year 1982, and went on to become autonomous in the year 1994. Kameshwari Rao, Director – People Success, Sapient India, said, “We view the giving of our time, resources, and money not as something we have to do, but something we need to do as fellow beings on this planet. Through this initiative, we hope to make a positive contribution to the less fortunate communities. While corporate involvement is important to ensure inclusive growth in society we believe that empowering our people improves their commitment and connection with the community.”

The sessions witnessed active participation of the children. Proceeds from the sale of handicraft items prepared by these children as a part of the workshop were shared with the Society as a token contribution.
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