MYSORE, INDIA, April 2019 – Eleven Softvisioners from our Mysore Studio spent the day on Friday, April 12th volunteering at a local summer camp for children, Sumana Vidya Kendra, Mellahalli/Harohalli as part of the “Softvision Candle” Corporate Social Responsibility ínitiative
The week-long summer camp in India encouraged the children to explore their creative side. On the last day of the camp, Cognizant Softvision volunteers participated in the valedictory activities, and distributed snacks and certificates. They also enjoyed teaching the kids some new craft ideas, such as thread painting and spray painting using a toothbrush and making woolen thread buntings.
“The kids at Sumana are really brilliant and creative. They learn anything we spark their interest in. In every visit, we learn from them as much as they learn from us. All they need is a little nudge of encouragement. It’s always a treat to work with them,” says Basavaraju Natarajan, Sr. Software Engineer and a Candle team member.
Workshops like these give the kids a chance to learn new concepts, as they rarely have opportunities to be part of such activities at their villages. The children proudly exhibited their artwork, and in a thoughtful gesture expressing their gratitude, the students presented handmade ”Thank You” cards to all the volunteers.
One of the volunteers, Monisha J, Associate Software Engineer, speaks of her experience, saying, “Creativity never goes out of style. Spending time with the kids and helping them enhance their creativity made my day.”
The camp was a wonderful opportunity for the children to enjoy art and develop creative thinking, and we’re proud to have been a part of it.