Being a good corporate citizen
Call it what you will, but we do realize that we need to look outside of
our walls to help make the world a better place. We try to recycle
mercilessly. Encourage car-pooling among staff; cycling is always good for
the health. Excess fabric, waste paper patterns, printing paper,
electricity, running water all try to run as efficiently as possible through
our system and everyday needs. Our senior tailors guide the junior helpers
by training them for about 30 minutes every day with their stitching skills.
Similarly the junior helper goes through each of the departments until
he/she knows what really interests them to focus in their careers. Because
of the cross training, not only do the employees enhance their own skill
set, but also become more empathetic towards the issues faced in a
particular department. They even come up with suggestions for improvement.
We do work with Deepalaya, (www.deepalaya.org)
a non - government development organization working on issues affecting the
urban and rural poor, with a special focus on children. It is because 'Every
child deserves a chance' that the organization exists and works towards
making that possible.
For the past 30 years Deepalaya has been working in the urban slums of
Delhi and has also made inroads into rural development in the states of
Haryana and Uttarakhand. We work with Deepalaya in volunteering our time and
also sponsoring education of children who cannot afford it. Because every
child has the right to education, but often insufficient funds block a child
from being educated.
Because every 10 minutes a child drops out of school in India.
We feel that even little support can go a long way in the child's future
and reducing illiteracy.