16th April, ‘10 CSR Society: CSR Society organised a blood donation camp in association with the Indian Red Cross Society. A hundred and ten members of the Institute volunteered and 56 were declared fit to donate.
It turned out to be one of the biggest CSR events on campus. The Director of the Red Cross termed it, “An extraordinary feat” and “one of its kind amongst business schools,” in her thank you and congratulatory letter.
10-13th August, ‘10 CSR Society: The Khaika Village Project – The CSR Society started the school children teaching project in January 2010. It continued on into the new academic year. Between the 10th and 13th August, students took time out from their vacation for this noble task. They completed the syllabus of classes 4 & 5 by teaching them even on Saturday.
1st September, ‘10 CSR Society: The students of GDGWI visited new sites of the Women Empowerment Project supported by the Navjyoti, Drona Foundation and new areas of Chandannagar in the NCR region. They got a first-hand experience of the foundation’s activities and how it is changing the women’s social standing.
3rd September, ‘10 Cultural Club: Teachers’ Day was celebrated in an energetic and good-spirited manner in the dining hall from 3:00 to 5:00pm.
4th September, ‘10 CSR Society: Members of the Society visited PRAYAS & RestlessDevelopment.Com’s Delhi centre as a part of the preparations for the Lancaster delegation’s visit.
9th September, ‘10 Lancaster delegation Visit: The delegation from Lancaster University arrived to participate in GDGWI’s Social Initiative (GSI). They gained a strong insight of the proactive and socially beneficial CSR activities that companies in the Delhi & NCR region carry out.
18th September, ‘10 CSR Society: CSR Society continues to do good work in the area surrounding the GDGWI campus. In collaboration with Medanta - The Medicity they organised a free health-check camp at the Khaika Village School Campus.
Residents from seven villages benefited from the camp. They received free consultation, advice and medication from the attending doctors. The effort was lauded by the grateful “sarpanch” and the local village government.
30th October, ‘10: Saw the induction of fresh and enthusiastic members. It was also the occasion to start a new chapter of CSR initiatives. New members, under the guidance of the previous CSR core team, were inducted into the Khaika Village School, Sohna teaching project. They began by revising work of previously learned concepts.
3rd November, ‘10: The CSR Society launched its groundbreaking “Healing Programme with Senior Citizens”. The Society members visited an Old Age Home run by HelpAge India near the Chattarpur Temple at Andheria Crossing.
The volunteers from UG/PG courses served refreshments and presented Diwali gifts to the residents, which cheered them up quite a lot. More importantly the students spent some quality time getting to know them better, which was highly appreciated by the Old Age Home residents.
27th November, ‘10: CSR Society’s Khaika village teaching programme continued with increased energy. Along with teaching, member students collected personal data from Khaika students to issue ID cards to all of them under Project Pahchaan. This effort was immensely appreciated by their parents, most of whom are uneducated and illiterate. The Members agreed to meet the expenses involved by generating the required funds by printing New Year cards.
29th January, 2011: The CSR Society members visited a nearby NGO (Humana-People to People India) to explore the possibilities of working in different areas.
30th January, 2011: In a continuing effort to find new avenues to give back to the community, members of the CSR Society visited a nearbyNGO - Drona Foundation. Drona Foundation works with HIV-infected children, looking after them, taking of their medication, treatment and caring for them.
18th December, ‘10: The CSR Society successfully completed its “Project Pahchaan” at Khaika Village School of collecting data and designing, printing and making ID cards for each student of the school. The Students and their parents were visibly thrilled with the new possession. The students were proud at having established their own identity.
24th February, ‘11: The CSR Society organised a meeting to redefine its short term and long term goals and reappraise its achievements. An appeal was made to new volunteers to exhibit higher levels of commitment. An action plan was prepared for different projects.
3rd March, ‘11: The Khaika Village Teaching Project continued with the same zeal. The CSR society conducted preparatory classes on two weekends to help the Khaika village school children in view of approaching final exams.
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