NEW DELHI: With an aim of creating equal and inclusive opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd shared the success stories of two individuals who successfully completed a year with the company.
The year-long successful journey of Mukund Ganjoo (21) and Sidhant Kasera (23) was shared by CBRE during the second edition of ‘Walk For A Wish’ Walkathon. Both joined CBRE a year ago and have been responsible for Data Entry and Data Management in the Marketing Department.
In past one year, they have not only won hearts, but have also become an integral part of the team with their attention to detail, dedication for work and professionalism. They joined CBRE following the completion of their vocational training with Muskaan – an adult training center for people with autism and down syndrome.
Today Mukund and Sidhant joined several other students during the Walkathon to spread the message of equality and inclusiveness. The walkathon was flagged off by Mr. Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India and South-East Asia, CBRE. As part of the initiative, CBRE also invited employees, clients and partners from across Delhi-NCR. ‘Walk For A Wish’ was started last year to create awareness on people with intellectual disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome.
Commenting on the initiative, Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India and South-East Asia, CBRE said, “We at CBRE are very passionate about creating an ecosystem which is inclusive in nature and aligns to our ‘RISE Values’. Giving back to the society has always been an important part of the overall ethos at CBRE. Walk For A Wish is an opportunity for us to spread the message of equality in society and to empower those who have some form of intellectual disabilities. Our endeavor is to contribute in whatever little ways we can towards this cause that is so close to our heart.”
CBRE’s RISE Values – Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence – are the foundation upon which the organization has been built. These values are timeless and transcend all markets, service lines, languages and business cultures.
Walk For A Wish is CBRE’s flagship philanthropic initiative that supports the company’s commitment towards various social responsibilities by bringing in teams and communities together for a walk that raises awareness on several humanitarian issues.
Supporting CBRE in its initiative, Dr. Shanti Auluck, Founder & President Muskaan, said, “At Muskaan we have been successful in bridging the opportunity and capability gap for the people with intellectual disabilities. We believe in the learning and growth potential of every person and it is heartening to note that corporates like CBRE share the same vision. Events like Walk For A Wish will definitely spread this message and motivate the larger community to recognize the capabilities of differently-abled people.”
Parents and family members of CBRE employees who were trained by Muskaan also participated in the walk and expressed their gratitude for providing their children an opportunity to showcase their skills and acumen for corporate jobs.
“It is a moment of pride for all of us. The steps taken by CBRE will go a long way in making society sensitive towards the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. CBRE had the courage of assigning these boys to something which is intellectually fulfilling and productively leveraged their talent. Success of these two candidates is a testimony to that. If provided with the right opportunities, these children can excel and make their mark in many areas,” said Dr. Pragati Ganjoo, mother of Mukund Ganjoo.
Students and teachers from Continua Kids Foundation also participated in the Walkathon to raise awareness on various requirements of kids with unique abilities.
CBRE also conducted a sensitization workshop for its employees to be supportive of their new colleagues and highlighted the importance of positive behavior and enabling environment to boost the confidence of the new employees.