Ever since the formation of the core team of SHLOK we have focussed on increasing our active volunteer base.
We have now 2 to 3 outreach programs targeted @ different target audiences. one is internally through the IBM internal news letters and account related e-mails that our volunteers are sending out regularly. the other is through the use of social mediums such as facebook , blogging, creating our website etc.
What is heartening to hear though from different audiences across the length and breadth of this country is that there are people who are willing to contribute, whether it was the 2 ladies from IBM who reached out to us and asked us how or the lone IBMer from Pune who said she wants to join in it is indeed good news that people recognize that we can help bring a little change in the system.
While this blog might seem to be acknowledging those who are from the IBM eco system i would like to take the time to acknowledge some of our active contributors from outside IBM. these folks have made tremendous contributions to this fledgling organization and their value is immense.
My request to all and everyone reading this blog is that SHLOK is 1 organization, imagine what we could do with a 10 or a 100 or 1000 such organizations?.
Our goal of taking up this challenge of teaching urban kids English and computers is that we can show them the way to a new future, one which they are not handicapped by these basic skill sets.
So if you want to start making a change i ask you to go no further than your area, your backyard, your city and see if you can contribute to some cause that is close to your heart..
We are currently in our 4th month and running strong, some of our achievements have been – regular engagement with our school in Jp nagar 7th phase, increasing our active volunteer base to 10, having the relentless energy to continue pursuing this initiative, maintaining and enlarging our social presence and of course planning and executing fun weekend classes for the kids when we turn up @ the school.
Currently the school is off till the end of October on account of dusshera, we hope and plan to resume full fledged once the school is in session, until then we are working on the ‘SHLOK song, SHLOK website and registration of SHLOK as a full fledged NGO so that we can attract more people and cover south bangalore schools for a start.
We would love to hear from you..
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