For a Brighter Tomorrow...
Newgen's Social Service Committee - NEWS (Newgen Employee Welfare Society) comprises of volunteers from the whole Newgen family. This committee adopts various methods to make an impact on the lives of physically challenged and the socially & economically weaker sections of the society.
Some of the activities, which have been driven by this rich pool of voluntary resources, are:
A partnership with SANJEEVANI (An NGO) to promote computer literacy among physically and mentally challenged children by providing them free training and hardware infrastructure, Organizing Blood Donation camps for Red Cross etc.
Children - a very important resource to our developing nation. Many of Newgen Employees and their families take out time and volunteer for the Student Support Programs at PRAYAAS. Some of us help them in monetary terms by providing Child Sponsorship or by providing furniture, computers, stationery etc., to aid in the education of children.
We have provided funds to CRY for their social activities by actively participating in the CRY Cadence Cricket Championship.
For Festivals, New Year and other Occasions we buy greeting cards for employees and contacts from organisations like UNICEF, CRY, and SANJEEVANI etc where the proceeds directly benefit some social cause.
We encourage physically challenged people to work in Newgen and contribute actively towards our organizational goals by providing them equal opportunity.
With an objective to ensure a better future for the children of our support staff viz. drivers, housekeeping staff, electricians etc., we have started an initiative called Sadbhavna.
At Sadbhavna our mission is to assist educationally and economically deprived children in pursuing education in their areas of interest to as high a level as they desire and are capable of achieving. To be a part of Sadbhavna what one needs is Sadbhavna - a feeling of compassion, for the future of our country.
We believe that permanent change in the lives of children is possible only when we tackle the root causes, which continue to keep our children vulnerable. At Sadbhavna we focus on providing opportunities to encourage them towards building a better life.
In line with our holistic approach towards the welfare of children the Sadbhavna fund has made payment for their school textbooks and notebooks. A library facility has been started for the children with the objective of developing interest amongst them towards reading. The fund is further utilized to assist these children in achieving their potential through educational and training programs. Such programs may include tutoring, mentoring, job training and career-forming opportunities aimed at preparing youth for the future by providing them skills for future employment.
Volunteers (spouses of employees) have come forward to spend time with these children once a month; to identify their areas of interest and resolve issues that constrain them. It gives enormous pleasure to see the difference our little efforts can bring about in the lives of these innocent children who are a part of Sadbhavna.
An example of our response to a Crisis Situation:
We formed a Disaster Management committee to deal with the calamity that took place in Bhuj in 2001. The committee was formed in such a manner that a pool of skills and knowledge required in an emergency like medicinal knowledge, physical strength, theoretical knowledge, mechanical expertise and empathy were available for the benefit of the people.
This team visited the affected areas and besides distributing relief material it was actively involved in setting up of essential facilities like water supply, toilets and schools thereby establishing some semblance to the chaos present.