Deloitte Impact Day Sensitization
Goodness is the only investment
that never fails
When Deloitte, a major multinational company says, ‘We believe that we’re only as good as the good we do’ - they stand by it. Deloitte has been a major support to Toybank since a couple of years now, volunteering and funding to bring play in the lives of children at our play centers. The company’s major initiative - IMPACT DAY - is just one part of their commitment towards helping society. A lot of efforts go into planning the Impact Day and part of this is sensitizing the employees about what our organization does and what they must keep in mind when volunteering with the children at our play centers.
On 19th November, three team members from Toybank went to sensitize employees from Deloitte’s Powai Office. Most of the employees present were being a part of Impact Day for the first time. There were 3 to 4 employees who were familiar with Toybank and our previous Impact Day collaborations. They’re takeaways from last year’s Impact Day was the joy of interacting with the children and the lessons they learnt from kids.
We started the Sensitization by introducing Toybank, our history, our vision and mission and where does Deloitte come in sharing this vision with us. We talked about the importance of solving a problem before it ever happens and why inculcating this attitude towards issues is very vital to build more responsible and good individuals at an early age itself. We emphasized on solving problems permanently rather than placing temporary solutions that may badly erupt later on in life. We discussed our two programs ‘Play2Learn and Play2Smile’ and the emotional, cognitive, physical and social benefits play brings to children.
Once they got acquainted with our work and why Impact Day is an invaluable initiative in the lives of the children, we discussed important dos and don’ts to keep in mind when they go to the play centers. Respecting personal space, physical boundaries, having cultural humility, avoiding partiality, bullying and bad vocabulary are important when working with impressionable children who look up to you.
Bringing play to a child’s life is not an easy task and requires the collaboration and voluntary efforts of many. People striving to achieve a better society are like parts of a jigsaw puzzle, each one of us are vital in completing the picture.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill