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

#adobelife | Season of Giving | Meaningful Gifts

Adobe Systems, Noida, India along with several NGOs organised a fair on Friday, November 28, 2014 at their Noida campus. The fair provides a platform where the NGOs can showcase and sell products made as a part of their income generation activities and generate awareness about the work done by them.

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It provides them an unique opportunity to learn, share, network, generate new ideas & awareness about the marketing trends with the urban and rural market and above all exposure of the rural NGOs with the urban market and customers.

Participating NGOs Participating NGOs and Products

The participating NGOs are from Delhi/NCR and exhibit and sell their products ranging from clothes, best our of waste articles, candles, bags, flower vases, plants, photo frames and much more during this Season of Giving.

All products sold are hand made by the stall owners

Every NGO participating in the fair is working dedicatedly for the upliftment of one section of the society or the other. Each brings joy and hope to thousands of people.

The fair witnessed a beautiful turnout

The enthusiastic volunteers from Adobe had an engaging day and were involved right from helping the NGOs set the stalls to connecting them with the fellow Adobe Employees as buyers. It was an experience that was diverse to our expectation, to witness a fair and seeing them smile at every sale was definitely enlightening.

Adobe Photo Booth

NGO fair is a popular event and everyone enjoy these with great enthusiasm. They (NGO) are eager to come back again to engage.

PARTICIPATING NGOS:

Action for Autism
SSRVM Academy of Performing Arts
Mukti Ek Nai Soch
Vatsalya Gram – Param Shakti Peeth
Navjyoti Development Society
MAD – Make A Difference
Noida Deaf Society
Gyan Shakti Vidayalaya and many more………………

The fair witnessed a beautiful turnout and was truly an unique learning and shopping experience for all generations and giving back our own society.

Adobe picnics with Children of Samriddhi

Samriddhi – A non-profit charitable trust run entirely by volunteers, focuses on humanitarian service programs of education, medical care, rehabilitation, music and service to the underprivileged and less fortunate ones often forgotten by the rest of the world.

With the onset of Season of Giving, Adobe in association with Samriddhi planned a fun-filled day out for the children of the NGO. What better day than “Children’s Day“, November 14, 2014 to celebrate them. Undoubtedly one of the most refreshingly and unique choice of get together – Picnic was planned.

Picnic with Samriddhi

Kids love the foods, fresh air, games and freedom from table manners that come with the picnic experience. It’s a great escape from your normal routine, giving you the opportunity to spend some quality time in the great outdoors.

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No picnic or outdoor event would be complete without a series of fun, entertaining picnic games and activities to keep partygoers enjoying their fun in the sun.

There are so many elements that go into planning and executing picnics, and our skilled team of volunteers from Adobe are always excited about turning all of our event goals and dreams—from perfectly crafts and artfully design into realities. Neither the children of Samriddhi, nor the volunteers from Adobe give a miss to the series of fun activities.

A great venue makes for an even more perfect celebration, so a locale was chosen. The picnic helped bringing a human factor into consideration, where each one learn to appreciate each other efforts more than ever. The amazing bunch of children from Samriddhi gave amazing performance. Everyone was awed with the talent they showcase. Here are a few photos to show how well spent the day was :

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The children had a skit planned that spread awareness of “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”.

The key to planning a picnic with kids is to keep it simple. Brunch was arranged on the lush green of the venue, filled with a variety of starters, juices.

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The picnic had us oohing and aahing all through the event.

It was an über chilled out atmosphere, you are likely to linger on here for as long as possible, may be plot your next visit!

Picture Credits – Shashank Shekhar