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Bain & Company Community Day 2012

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Bain & Co. organizes a company-wide Community Day every year, wherein its employees participate in service projects with NGOs within their local communities.  For the past 2 years, SevaYatra has acted as Bain’s partner in this endeavor – from conceptualizing and planning to implementing this project.  This year, Bain’s Community Day was scheduled for March 30, 2012 across both Bain locations in India – viz: Delhi (NCR) & Mumbai.  Employees from the Gurgaon offices of Bain volunteered with Literacy India NGO in Gurgaon while those with the Mumbai office spent their day serving at Kherwardi Social Welfare Association (KSWA).


Bain Gurgaon – Literacy India:


260 employees from Bain’s Gurgaon offices spent a day at Literacy India, working with 200+ kids from the NGO.  Literacy India focuses on underprivileged children and women to bring a qualitative change in their lives through education including a variety of skills in performing arts, science, computer literacy and vocational activities.


After a quick orientation and welcome, the group was split into 2 sub-groups – one that stayed at the playground while the other that headed to the school building.  The ones at the playground white-washed the boundary walls of the big playground and also painted fun sports murals on the boundary walls. 


The other group at the school participated in various educational activities with the kids.  Some volunteers taught the children how to use search engines and prepare PowerPoint presentations. Individual volunteer-student pairs were given educational topics on which the students had to finally present to the remaining class.   Another group of volunteers worked on and helped the students make different science models from scratch while still another helped prepare educational aids for the school by painting wall maps of India and the world. 


After all the hard work put in by the volunteers, it was time to wrap-up on a fun note!  All the 260 volunteers as well as the 200+ kids participated as mixed teams in various sports races like: lemon & spoon race, relay race and tug-of-war.  The winners of the games were awarded with some fun prizes and the entire day ended on a high of having spent a meaningful day creating value for an NGO and having fun with the children!

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