First American (India), FAI is an actively growing organization and a proud member of the First American Financial Corporation family. Their association with Annapoorna Trust began from the year 2019 and has grown in time, resulting in yeoman service to the downtrodden and poor.
The FAI team of 17 employees volunteered at Doddabele Morning Nutrition Centre, Sevamrutam on 29th July 2023.
Mr. Sushanth Karanth – Corporate Communications Manager and Mr. B.S. Sai Bhaskar – Partner Relationship Manager of Annapoorna Trust, along with Smt. Nagaratna – Annapoorna Trust volunteer, were present when the team visited Sevamrutam. They were briefed about the morning nutrition which started for just 50 children back in 2012 and now grown to support 3 million children every day. The team gelled with the children in no time and spent quality time with the children by playing value games and engaging in other interesting activities. Smt. Nagaratna actively led the children in all the activities and engaged them wonderfully. It was a stress-buster session for all the employees. Breakfast was served to 112 children. When it was time for the team to leave, many of them had made up their minds to spend their birthdays and special occasions with these lovely children.
Another day, on 12th August 2023, a team of 21 employees from FAI visited Peenya Plantation Telugu Tamil school. Sai Bhaskar – Partner Relationship Manager and Mr. Anil R Lingayat – Senior Executive Operations, were present from Annapoorna Trust. Mr. Doddegowda – Headmaster of Andhra Telugu Higher Primary School, Mrs. L. Padmini – Headmistress of Govt. Tamil Higher Primary School and Mrs. Puttalakshmi – a teacher, were also present along with other staff members.
The children enthusiastically displayed their talents and were much appreciated by the FAI team. They chanted shlokas, there was a dance program by them, and they also played a few games. There was a musical chair organized for FAI employees. Overall, the team had a fun time with the children. While guiding them to focus on their studies, they advised them to listen to their parents’ words and to develop a good character, along with focusing on academics. Mr. Bhaskar spoke briefly about Annapoorna Trust’s history, about how it all started, and its exponential growth today serving 3 million children in 23 states and 5 Union Territories. He said that with the support from CSR, and institutional partners, the Trust is growing at a fast pace, which is benefiting the government school children immensely. Mr. Doddegowda expressed his gratitude to Annapoorna Trust in his speech. Mrs. Puttalakshmi concluded by giving a vote of thanks. The school staff expressed their gratitude for the team having an enjoyable time with them, to have come to their school located in a remote location of the city.
The event ended with the distribution of cupcakes and Maaza juice to all of them. They relished the snack with much delight!