Thursday, November 25, 2010

Toybank Mumbai visits Parivartan!

Toybank and  Ingersoll Rand organized a toy collection drive as part of JOG week celebrations. The toys were distributed to 98 children from Parivartan Shikshan Sanstha on 23rd of Oct by Toybankers and employee volunteers from Ingersoll Rand.

Parivartan was set up in 1997 by Shakil Ahmed and is currently running two centres within the Sangam Nagar Wadala slums, providing non-formal education to children who do not attend school due to issues that surround social, political and gender discrimination.

Catch all the smiles and action from the event here!

Volunteer Speak:
Here's what Shruti Oza, one of our volunteers at the event had to say:
"You really get pleasure when you talk to kids and when you give gifts to the kids who need them. I had gone to meet the children with my friend Farnaza on 23rd of Oct. I have gone to see many events earlier but this time it was different. 

When I reached there I saw many children who wanted toys and wanted to play with them. I was so happy looking at them when I was giving them the toys and asking them their name age and the destination of life.

It was really good to interact with the kids. I could see the enthusiasm in them and they had a curiosity and hunger to learn new things. We sat and sang songs with them and listened to many sweet stories from the children.

If I can sum up my experience in one line “I really enjoyed this event more than any other event I attended till date.” "





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