Trivandrum: SEEK (Support, Empower, Educate – Kerala), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Group of Technology Companies (GTech) in Kerala, has launched a project to support the education and overall development of 25 children, selected largely from the coastal belts around Thiruvananthapuram.
Twenty five boys from Plus one classes who are residents of Don Bosco Boy’s Home at Monvila (near Technopark), will be supported by 25 volunteers selected from among techies. Don Bosco Boys’ Home, which began as an informal technical school aimed at making the poor youth of the area employable, has over the past eleven years helped school drop-outs and failed students finish their schooling successfully and place them back in the main stream of society. The sponsorship cheques were handed over at a small get-together organised at Don Bosco on July 13, 2013 by V Sreekumar, GTech representative.
“Our role will not end with just writing cheques to meet the children’s expenses. We will help them with computer training, soft skills, etc so that they are equipped to take up jobs of their choice in future. We would help in their grooming, from an ordinary 11th standard boy to an employable youth. Some of them, we hope, will eventually find jobs in Technopark”, says Sreedevi Menon, a volunteer sponsoring a child.
Don Bosco Boys’ Home selected these children through a camp conducted in May for children from extremely poor families. The organization aims at equipping and empowering the youth of coastal community.
“The approximate outlay for the project is Rupees Five lakhs and the amount was raised within a day. There are still more companies which have offered support. This is a positive reinforcement to the belief that when we join hands, we can really do a lot together for relevant social causes”, says Vijay Kumar, Convenor of the CSR initiative.
According to Anoop P Ambika, Secretary, GTech, “Organizations in Technopark do contribute towards various socials causes. However, we plan to go one step further and make such efforts employee oriented and individual driven. It goes without saying that such an initiative will sensitise, towards social causes, the IT community itself.”
Kerala IT News