Team Cloudbyz got together for the most fulfilling time spent on Nov 6th at Samarthanam Trust – an organization for the differently-abled located at HSR Layout, Bangalore. The officer on duty at the Trust was very warm and explained about the early days of the institution and the Himalayan strides they have made with the help and support of many philanthropic minds.
Samarthanam Trust (https://www.samarthanam.org/) is a registered nonprofit organisation founded in 1997 by Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar. The Trust caters to people who are differently-abled, underprivileged children and women in distress. It runs schools for early phase education and provides practical support to more than 528 students in pursuing higher education each year paving the way to successful careers. The trust also promotes and participates in sports activities for the differently-abled. Cricket Association for the Blind in India is one of its many sports initiatives.
The Cloudbyz team split into various groups and engaged with students by conducting activities like drawing, clay modelling, mystery bag and other team games. There were more than 175 children aged 6 to 15 years on the day of our visit. The children thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and participated with great enthusiasm. The team was awestruck to see the children display their deftness in modelling the clay to beautiful creations and in creating colourful drawings that were picture perfect!
The children filled the place with the spirit of living “in the moment” and brought out the child in us. We took back with us the learning that, with the right opportunities, each person on Earth can excel in their own special way.
We signed off capturing the moments as pictures even though the experience will remain etched in our hearts forever! We thank everyone at the Trust for giving us this opportunity and allowing us to interact with the children. We look forward to continuing our association with the Trust.