Employees join to improve the lot of poor with month-long ‘Giving Campaign'
In an effort to improve the lives of less privileged in the city, Microsoft employees joined hands to donate, through their ongoing month-long ‘Giving Campaign' that will culminate here on December 8.
While ‘NGO days' to raise awareness and generate funds for non-governmental organisations and ‘Community Week' activities forcing employees out of their desk to spend time with underprivileged children, donate blood and build animal shelters, have been annual activities of the IT behemoth; the newly launched ‘teacher training' initiative has been at the forefront of all activities.
Microsoft's ‘Digital Literacy Curriculum', trained teachers of less privileged schools in computer basics, so they may in turn can impart that to their students.
Over 30 teachers from the NGO Ashray Akruti, imparting education to hearing impaired children, attended the two-day program at the campus.
As a part of the ongoing ‘community week' employees will also help mentally challenged children in an NGO make environment-friendly products, besides building shelter for dogs in Blue Cross, planting trees and organising a fund-raising guitar workshop.
Several employees also educated children, through a two-day-long workshop, on making efficient use of the Internet; while some other employee volunteers worked on improving communication skills, hygiene and fitness among the girl children.
Painting workshops for children and a zoo-visit with mentally challenged children were among other initiatives.