It’s time to rejoice as the children of Hatgacha Primary School in Kolkata, India now have their own playground. Further to our last update, the playground is ready and helping bring smile to the faces of young kids.
On one side it has helped reduce absenteeism while on the other, it helps children develop learning and creative skills. By playing together, they learn to get along, agree on rules and resolve conflict – all of which are necessary when building social skills.
If you want to encourage the link between playground equipment and child development, you need playgrounds that are designed to be beneficial for children. We are glad to be able to contribute in a very small way, to help some children get benefited from our CSR initiatives.
Here are some joyful glimpses –
At eRevMax, we follow the saying, ‘work hard, play harder’ and we apply this motto to our CSR initiatives as well. Every school needs a playground, an essential component of a child’s school experience. With this thought in mind, and with the generous help of our colleague Mr. Josef Lapka, his lovely wife Ruth and beautiful daughters – Evelina & Aurelia, who helped raise the required funds, the eRevMax CSR team will get a playground constructed for our beneficiary – Hatgacha Primary School in West Bengal, India.
As they say – “Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to” – this fund-raising initiative reposed our faith in people’s kindness as we witnessed donations coming from different countries for this project.
The school playground will help engage children’s imaginations and playful spirits and provide them with a place to further develop their cognitive, social, emotional and physical aptitudes.
Team eRevMax along with Josef and his family visited the Hatgacha Primary School this week for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the playground. The overwhelmed teachers and students showed their gratitude by putting up a cultural program – the students put up brilliant performances – they danced, sang and recited poems, which gave a glimpse of the Bengali culture to our esteemed guests.
A special mention for Evelina, Aurelia and Whitstable Junior School, UK – who prepared a hand-crafted book with pictures of students, what they do in school, subjects they learn, experiments they do etc. This thoughtful gesture really overwhelmed us all – it was like a mini cultural exchange program to help Hatgacha students get a wider world view. In addition, Whitstable also donated play equipments like football and jumbo badminton racquets among other things.
Overall, a successful day that was spent well in giving shape to a noble cause. And big shout out to everyone involved for their incredible support and dedication in making this happen. We will continue to spread joy and happiness through our initiatives, and we hope you will join us do the same!
Daan Utsav, also known as Joy of Giving festival is celebrated every year from October 2 to October 8 in India.
eRevMax, under its CSR initiative, has partnered with Kolkata based NGO – Hope Kolkata Foundation, to celebrate ‘Daan Utsav’ – an initiative that encourages the joy of giving. Employees of eRevMax have enthusiastically volunteered and contributed generously to help the children of Hope Kolkata Foundation’s Naba Asha home, a center that works closely with street children and aims to provide them food, shelter and education.
“Hope Kolkata Foundation is very pleased to be working with eRevMax for the all-round development of street children in Kolkata. eRevMax is one of the active partners who have taken keen interest in working closely with the kids at our protection homes. The team has been conducting various activities and has wholeheartedly supported us through Daan Utsav,” said representatives from Hope Kolkata Foundation.
This occasion was also a time to celebrate the efforts of people who are often forgotten or neglected but who make a huge difference to our daily lives. eRevMax recognized all its housekeeping, security and other support staff with small token of appreciation for their everyday efforts that keep our office running smoothly like clock-work.
Launched in 2009, Daan Utsav is India’s annual ‘festival of giving’. Celebrated every year, in the week including Gandhi Jayanti (October 2-8), it brings together people across the country to participate in their own ways and give back to the society.