Monday, February 17, 2014

Toybank conducts a talk on "Relevance of Play " at Nirmala Niketan - College of Social Work

Toybank conducts sensitization talk for Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) – 1st year students on 12th February’14. Around 60 students attended this talk which focused on relevance of play in child development. Toybank team focused on the impact of toys on children’s social, emotional as well as physical development. It was a very good interactive session where the students asked lot of questions related to the childhood in India and how it is at risk, also had a fun debating conversation between Toybank team and the student social workers on how do we reach out to children who are at risk & bring out a change. 

The interns placed at Toybank shared their experience from the field where they saw development in children’s behavior through play sessions. The session ended with Q & A round, in which the students interacted with us on how Toybank works with the underprivileged children through our impact centers.

It was an excellent platform for Toybank to conduct this session with this batch and we look forward for more such sessions with the other batches. A big thank you to the faculty in charge Mrs. Anita Machado & Mrs. Sonia Rodriguez for initiating the session at Nirmala Niketan

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Toybank conducts sensitization talk at Tech Mahindra

Toybank conducts its first corporate talk of this year at Tech Mahindra. There were around 20 listeners for this talk which also included their Pune team who participated through Skype :) 
We got a excellent response from the team and everyone was happy to share their childhood memories & also how play has helped them to learn life skills. We introduced Toybank activities and the volunteer engagement program . Tech Mahindra Mumbai as well as Pune team will be organizing a toy collection drive at their respective offices. We would like to thank the team for giving us the platform to conduct distribution event. 

Friday, February 07, 2014

Toybank celebrates Republic day at Khardi Zilla Parishad School, Kasara

Smiles all over !! Toybank once again put smiles on the faces of kids of Khardi Zilla Parishad School, Kasara on the occasion of this Republic Day. In association with Humanity Foundation we conducted Toy distribution event for the tribal school at Khardi ZP School.

With the team of Humanity Foundation, our interns Sonali , Sargam , Caswina & Mayuresh organised this event and managed to spread joy to 170 kids at Khardi ZP school. It was a fun event where the children performed dance and songs with full energy. Toybank was approached by the Panchayat Samiti of the village and got appreciation for its work. We would like to thank Humanity Foundation to help us this wonderful event for the tribal kids :)