Saint Francis has quoted “For it is in giving that we receive”. CSA Christ University Faculty of Engineering witnessed one such event on August 17, 2013. It was an exhilarating moment of privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back to the society as we were eagerly anticipating the arrival of our children.
Our journey with the children began from the very moment of the change we had pledged to bring upon the society by giving back. We initiated by tutoring these young children with a team of dedicated student volunteers from various departments with the support of our teachers. We tutor them on a weekly basis and eagerly wait for the next session since it is a truly joyous acquaintance as we share and introspect our learning experience as students.
So they finally arrived in their brightly coloured outfits greeting us with warm smiles and an occasional “Hi Akka/Anna”. We had planned various events to entertain them, like, lemon and spoon, running race, tug off wars, sack race. So as we started engaging them, to our surprise everyone participated with zeal and enthusiasm.
We also donated some essential material pertaining to their education like stationary items, bags, shoes, dictionaries, which we thought was necessary for their holistic growth.
The entire program was organised by the MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT and our CSA volunteers. All Faculties of Mechanical department took in charge of distributing the things we bought for the kids. It was an unforgettable moment not only for the kids but also for us. It was an inspiring event for the upcoming CSA volunteers where they learnt the art of caring and sharing.