Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Joy of being a Toybanker...

Toybank held a seminar “The Joy of being a Toybanker” in association with the students of Juhu based colleges: NMIMS, Mithibai College, Mukesh Patel School of Technology, Management & Engineering (MPSTME) and Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management .

Eminent television personality Mr. Purab Kohli came to encourage students for the Nobel initiative and spoke at length about the heart warming experiences he has had with Toybank. He said, “I have been a part of Toybank since its birth. It is not only about internal satisfaction obtained by giving happiness to poor kids, but also about giving back to the society what you have gained.” He also added that “Toybank is not just helping the poor kids, but also provides a channel to the young and privileged people to attain internal satisfaction.” 

Mr. Purab Kohli also appreciated the tremendous results Ms. Shweta Gopalachari’s hard work has brought about. Ms. Shweta who is the founder of “Toybank” is a pass out of D.J. Sanghivi College of Engineering, Mumbai, who along with some of her friends started this NGO around 7 years back. Now, Toybank has its branch in a number of cities of India. 

The seminar concluded with the Mr. Purab Kohli inspiring everyone to be a Toybanker. The participating volunteers were really very enthusiastic and keen to participate in the collection drives and were eager to be a part of Toybank. One of the participants, on the spot called her school principal and arranged for the collection drive in her school. 

After the seminar, all the students were provided with details how the toy collection drive would be carried out and where the collected toys have to be submitted. 

This seminar formed a founding stone for carrying out various Toybank events where all the SVKM colleges put their efforts together to emerge a better life for all the lesser-privileged children. 

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Toybank spends time with the kids at Vatsalya Foundation...

Toybank conducted a fun event for the kiddos at Vatsalya foundation in November. 
Our Toybank volunteer Jyoti Devjani had organized the whole event with a range of games and quizzes, the event ended with the volunteers distributing toys that were collected at the Rotract Club of Lala College(RCLC)

Toybankers at Rotaract Club of Lala Lajpat Rai College also volunteered in the Toy distribution event at Vatsalya foundation

Here’s what the volunteers at the RCLC had to say about the event:

“The interactive session we had with these children of Vatsalya made us realize how talented these kids are. They learn things easily by seeing and doing with fun. Basically fun and interactive learning is the simplest way to make kids learn. Moreover it makes us feel great that we are being the cause of someone's happiness. All the RCLC members had a great experience with the kids!
After going there we had entertainment sessions with them like first we had singing, acting or mimicry and then dance where the kids showed their talent. Then we made them play quizzes and games like spoon-lemon, relay races. After playing games and interactive sessions with the kids we distributed some toys. That made them all happy.
It was just a small effort on our part to bring happiness to these children and this surely wil give each and every child their right to childhood. 

All the children were so excited to receive their toy that they immediately got busy in playing with the toys within themselves.”

Toybank would like to thank Jyoti Devjani for hosting the event, and Manju Devjani, Tanisha, Raunak and Praachi for organizing the event so beautifully!
Also a BIG Thank You to the RCLC members for collecting and gift wrapping the toys for this event!

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