Toy Distribution with Swabalamban NGO, Delhi
Our Toybank Delhi Chapter had a wonderful Toy distribution in the month of May. The students from The Shriram Millennium School (TSMS) in Noida donated toys through a toy collection drive earlier in December 2016, which was followed by a workshop in February. At the Power of Play workshop, the 7th grade children of TSMS were involved in the sorting and wrapping of the games and toys.
On the 6th of May, we held the distribution event in collaboration with our NGO partner, Swabalamban. Swabalamban is a NGO run by Jyotsna Aneja and works with children and women from marginalized communities. They work with children of Municipal Corporation Schools in Delhi or private schools to help them cope with the syllabus after school. They also work with women through their various women empowerment programs.
The fun toy distribution event was held for children from all age groups, and lasted for 2 hours on a sweltering hot day. The heat didn’t prevent our extremely enthusiastic volunteers from being a part of the event. Two new Toybank volunteers from Johnson Controls Pvt Ltd- Anil Kumar and Jitin Tewari, our regular Delhi toy donor- Swati and her daughters and Swetha Dua from the Toybank team, were all present to share in the joy at the event.
Jitin Tewari shares his experience saying, “This was something new to me. I was immensely happy to see the joy in the kids eyes when we were distributing the toys. Toybank is doing a great work and such efforts should be promoted with high enthusiasm by all.”
Anil Kumar also expressed his thoughts saying, "Really felt awesome after spending a little time with those kids, will definitely want to see this kind of activity in the future, although I did not have the experience and talent which you are having for interaction with kids, but will still try and learn this in the future. You guys are doing a great job and thanks for making me a part of this".