“A child with special needs will inspire you to be a special person.”
When our team at Dazeworks decided to visit the Ardra Buds Special Needs School at Cherthala for our Pledge 1% contribution this month, little did we know that we were about to understand the true value of the above quote. The school is part of a chain of over 63 Buds schools in the state of Kerala. It offers a strong helping hand to young children battling with special needs such as autism, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, and speech impairments due to cleft palates. Their parents are probably among the most vulnerable sections of the poor in the area including marginal workers and agricultural labourers. To them, the school is a great blessing for understanding and meeting the special needs of their children.
Our team met with the principal of the school Ms. Minimol who along with their limited faculty has been working tirelessly towards children’s education and skill development. Upon realizing that the school’s primary unmet need at the moment included basic stationery and writing items like notebooks, pens and pencils for the children, we decided to contribute towards the cause. It was heart-warming to see the smiles and excitement on the kids’ faces upon receiving the stationary packets and turned out be a memorable and meaningful day. This is one of the best parts of being associated with the Salesforce community and the Pledge 1% initiative. While it’s true that you do not always need a reason to help others, it certainly makes a difference when the idea of ‘giving back to the community’ is a part of your company’s core philosophy. Thank you to the entire team at Dazeworks for making this possible.