Project Smile – Adobe’s Annual Be-Involved #adobelife Month

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

July is Be Involved Month at Adobe, a time for us to celebrate our core value of getting involved. What is heart-warming is to see that not only Adobe as a company, but every employee of the generation is increasingly realizing the importance of giving back to the society.

CSR projects enhance the meeting experience by increasing attendee satisfaction levels, creating strong bonds among colleagues and employees and enforcing the power of a meeting at the destination.

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

Project Smile is a ray of hope which aim to create a day that would shine a spotlight on nurturing children and young minds by giving them a platform for growth. Through a broad range of engagement activities, games and visual volunteerism, we at Adobe seek to create value for society and bring joy to every child’s live. The event believes in creating stronger foundations for a brighter tomorrow.

Through Project Smile, Adobe gave a platform to the budding minds at Sai Siksha Sansthan, Noida to titillate their creative potential.

The children were inspired to make best use of the colors and paint the canvas red with their beautiful colors choices. Through this initiative, each employee made a sincere attempt to inspire and applaud the talent inherent in these children. The big idea was to give wings to the young minds’ imaginations.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many powerful stories can a wall tell? Painting school’s wall here made us believe how important is infrastructure for the education for each child. Every color added to the wall is addition to help the kids grow with visual belongingness.

The wall painted was now a canvas for them to do the story telling and add abundance of imagination and stay connected. The atmosphere in which each kid felt personally engaged and experienced with time.

CSR Programs – The Feel-Good Activity That Pays Off

Each year Be-Involved Event volunteers’ time to make a difference in the communities where they work and live. From providing meals to restoring critical habitats to cleaning up , Adobe volunteers are committed to making their communities a better place.

Games and Activities helped to keep the children engaged. These activities help them hone their skill levels and made them feel recognized.

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

The kids enjoyed thoroughly during game activities such as Dumb-Charades, Dance-Music Sessions and not to forget the Party Bounce, which was an instant hit with everyone.

Who doesn’t like to play classroom games?  Not only are games fun, interactive and social, but they’re also great tools for learning. On the other hand, classroom games add flair to student involvement to more  yet necessary tasks like teaching or even competing. Adding an element of competition motivates and energizes students.

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

The learning style of every student plays a key role with things like “watching/listening.” I am sure, you would affirm that definitely a visual teaching makes you a better learned.

Here’s a example of how learning can benefit from this cognitive demand. A play was organized by the students of the school, with the help and involvement of Adobe employees, to highlight and identify social issues with solutions. After which, a conversation was initiated to build the interest of the kids and help them judge the right and the wrong. Every kid realized that social issues that they often see can have a solution. Every kid pledge for the cause and I think, this nailed the entire purpose of the event.

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

 Be Involved Month at Adobe

The school were thrilled, as evidenced by the glowing letter of thanks from the headmaster and various pupils. But it was the impact on the staff that was most revealing.

The rule of thumb is simple – At all times, all students must interact with new learning. The work of education is difficult, but we must try to keep students cognitively engaged. It begins with gaining and keeping their attention and interest. Once we have that attention and interest, what we do with it will make the difference with reaching our instructional goals. Real learning is indeed, not a spectator sport.

Don’t forget to spread the word on your social networks using #adobelife and #createchange.

Pic Courtesy : Amit Agarwal | Nitin Gupta | Sagar

You can view more pictures at – Pics by Nitin | Pics by Amit

#BlogToFeedAChild – Backpacks full of Hope.

Hunger hurts 1 out of every 10 children. The biggest reason children are hungry around the world, is poverty and unemployment. Unemployment mean families can’t afford enough food and poverty means children do not have access to clean water or education.

Imagine you are 8 years old and your mom tells you that we have nothing more to eat.

You’d wonder what wrong have you done to sleep hungry.

You’d wonder if the water you drink to sleep can fight the rumbling tummy.

What can we do to make sure no child is hungry. ?? !!

This was a recent incident that happened in my office during our lunch hour. So we bunch of four awesome friends were waiting for the Chappati (or Flat Bread) to be served. While all of us were waiting to receive our share of Roti, one of our friend outstretched his hand.

“This is for you,” he said.
In his hand were four quarters.

This was an overwhelming moment for all of us, and sooner did it struck my mind. We could volunteer to share our share of lunch so that this could reach the school that had mid-day meal scheme. Every quarter from our share of lunch could bring a roti (of course with different sized quarter) and they could be fed. With filled stomach, hunger for education would bring the best in everyone.

Each day of the month, we all could deliver lunch boxes loaded with healthy snacks to every kids in need all over. For some of those kids, the food may be is the only brand-new things they receive all year.

I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.

When you feed a child, you feed their future. You make the world a better place for them.