Corporate Employees Volunteering Program
Corporate companies like Oracle and KPMG participate in Annapoorna activities by sending their employees as volunteers on a regular basis to schools that are being served by Annapoorna. These corporate volunteers visit a particular school(s) and spend several hours of a day with the children engaging them in activities. For instance, they start the day by lovingly serving breakfast to the children and experience the deep pleasure that is felt when a hungry child gets hot delicious food in the morning. Post-breakfast, the corporate volunteers engage with the children either via games or teach them on topics such as hygiene and waste management. Sometimes, the volunteers also bring useful gifts for the school children such as books and stationary kits and distribute sweets or chocolates to the children. Often, as a mark of gratitude, the school children present a dance or songs or exhibit their various talents. A typical engagement ends with lunch with the children. Sometimes, companies come and celebrate a particular festival or event with the school children. For example, Oracle engages school children in events such as tree plantation by which the children understand the importance of planting trees or “Read-a-book-a-day” which helps cultivate the reading habit in school children.