Friday, December 31, 2010

IBM and Toybank donate toys to CFTI!

Toybank is happy to end 2010 on a wonderful note!

IBM NCR and Toybank Delhi organized a toy collection drive in all the IBM offices in NCR in Sept. Around 140 of these toys were donated to Centre for Transforming India this week.

Center for Transforming India is a registered not for profit trust formed with the vision to effectively create social harmony and further the growth of India.
National Child Labor Project by Government of India, is one of the projects CFTI has been appointed as an implementing partner to run 11 special schools in District of Gurgaon . Under the said scheme CFTI is working with the children in the age group of 9-14 years working either in hazardous employments or in distress environment and is helping them by bringing them into the formal education system and mentoring them for a better future.

Couple of months ago Mr Pankaj Sharma, Chief Trustee of CFTI approached IBM with their initiaive to reach out to children from rural areas.

Here's what Raman Deep Kaur from CFTI wrote to us after the distribution:

"Dear Swetha

Thanks for the toys . Indeed we will be distributing some of them in Delhi and rest will be sent to Jharkhand( Mokama and Ranchi) for distribution by our NGO Partners to tribal children. We have distributed some of the toys in our annual new year party that we organize every year at our office for street/slum kids. The kids were really excited in seeing all these toys and I am sure that your gift has made their day.

I am attaching a few snaps for you . A very happy new year to you and your entire team and family members and thanks again for the generous gifts."








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