HYDERABAD: One Book, One Pen, One Teacher, One Opportunity, One child, can change the world; and K Raheja Corp, through the Teaching Tree Carnival and its other initiatives under its CSR christened Teaching Tree endeavours to influence that change.
The Teaching Tree Carnival was a daylong affair offering just the right mix of fun, food, music, dance, along with an opportunity for children from lower economic backgrounds from our NGO partners to showcase their work and talent.
The dawn of 23rd February saw school buses making an entry into the Mindspace Business Park, as we ferried our young guests to the carnival. Excited voices and inquisitive filled with happy voices, curious eyes, and enthusiastic laughter filled the campus as students from the NGO partner Teach for India were welcomed.
The extravagant affaire of the Teaching Tree Carnival at Mindspace’s Central Recreation Garden showcased handmade art creations, origami designs, waste management concepts especially designed by students.
From extremely creative stationary products to homemade chocolates, trinkets to handmade bags and live arts to fun game stalls, a fascinating variety of display was the highlight of the carnival.
K Raheja Corp’s own employees, as well as their clients working out of Mindspace Business Park, were seen in large numbers visiting various stalls and encouraging the students who were seen having an enjoyable experience vending their creations while sharing their personal stories, and inspirations.
While Teaching Tree’s main focus through this Carnival was to showcase the students’ skills and talent and inspire them for larger achievements, it opened doors to conversations between the students and some of the best from the IT industry, leaving everyone feeling more inspired.
After a tremendous response, last year, this year the carnival continued its celebratory spark with magicians, tattoo artists and interactive workshops all designed to amalgamate into a wonderful experience. Interesting educational stalls like the Little Math Maniacs was a huge hit among visitors. This stall showcased several games in math concepts wherein visitors play games to learn simple concepts of math in a fun way.
The carnival saw some known faces from the Hyderabad social circuit that were present to encourage the students like Sanjjana Archana Galrani.
Speaking about their experience, some of the students echoed in unison, “Today was one of the happiest days for us. There was so much fun here from the tattoo maker to the magician. We also thoroughly enjoyed decorating our stalls and displaying our work. So many bhaiya’s and didi’s came to see our work and appreciated us. Our bags and bookmarks sold the best. We can’t wait to go back home to tell our parents how much fun we had.”
Speaking on the initiative, K Raheja Corp said in a statement, “Our objective through the Teaching Tree Carnival is to encourage students to develop their skills and offer an experience for those with a passion for art and culture. This special event has been designed to offer students a platform to showcase their talent and build their confidence. The Mindspace Business Park campus wore a different look today with chitter-chatter of children, music, and dance. We were delighted to see employees coming out in large numbers to the Carnival and engaging beautifully with the students. It is these experiences and interfaces that become priceless memories for these students.”
Teaching Tree is a Mindspace initiative in association with NGO Teach for India which aims to end education inequality, through a teacher training program.