#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.

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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

Adobe Season Of Giving : Cultural Evening with Music Basti #adobelife

“Saare ke saare…”
“ga ma ko lekar gaate chale…”
“papa nahin hai, dhani si didi…”
“didi ke sath hain saare…”

Music Basti

Do you remember singing these simple songs from childhood? If the first part of a familiar song text is given, most of us will finish singing the song, even if we sing it only in thought! As grownups, we may remember the joy experienced while singing and playing musical games with our friends. Often as we hum these melodies, we think of other songs we learned during our early school years, and we realize that we can still sing many of these from memory!

Music Basti is a community based music and media learning project in New Delhi. It is managed by Integrated Development Education Association (IDEA), a registered Association set up in 1991. The mission is to raise the voices of at-risk children and youth through arts, in particular through music and media, and consequentially the local and global consciousness on child rights and on ending poverty.

MUSIC! How can children learn or live without it? Music educators have known for years that quality music experiences enhance listening; invite intuitive and steady beat responses; and aid learning of vocabulary, sound and pitch discrimination, emotional responses, creative responses, memory, and many hours of fun for our wee ones.

“Advantages for me as a teacher of creating musical activities include finding the time spent with students to be more enjoyable, perhaps because my role moves naturally to that of a coach and facilitator. I also enjoy the opportunities for personal artistic expression when modeling musical creativity.”

The connoisseurs of soulful music were in for a treat when Music Basti visited Adobe Systems Noida Campus. The participants from Vidya Okhla Center & Khushi Rainbow Home, presented amazing songs along with the Teaching Artists of Music Basti. The campus was bustling with activity as employees gathered to listen to the charming kids.

As part of Season Of Giving, Adobe employees are encouraged to support the causes they cared about by donating to a local or global organization or by getting involved with volunteer activities organized by local CR Action Teams.

Every performance was appreciated by everyone with a big round of applause.

Music Basti

Language and music are both associated with emotions. And of course, we know that children — especially small children — really like music. This offers another bit of evidence that the link between language and music may be a fundamental one. Singing is an amazing way to dramatically improve your language learning strategy too. You can take music with you anywhere.

Life would be way cooler if people sang more! Did you ever notice how happy everyone is in musicals?

Pic Courtesy – Ravish Arora and Shannon