As humans, we all have a huge responsibility in making the world a better place and not taking things for granted.
In today’s world, it is a hard truth that most of us spend the majority of our time in dealing with our professional lives and not realize the importance of lending a helping hand to the affected, however small it may seem.
Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
And for businesses, to solidify the philosophy, CSR provides the apt platform to give back to humanity.
Metadata, as a team, visited the Welfare Association Trust in Cochin, India on March 30th, 2019.
The visit opened eyes to the sight of people affected by mental and physical health issues, abandoned by family and close connections, abused and left all by one’s self.
It was a blessing to share a day’s meal with the residents. They were able to add a pinch of sweetness by slicing a delectable cake to honor their association with the WAT team.
To take it up a notch, an art and craft session was directed by one of the senior team members, Ramya wherein she guided the team to DIY beautiful origami roses. The team volunteered with the participants of the art session in creating an alluring flower out of scratch.
The residents at WAT entertained the team with sweet melodies, folk music, dance numbers, etc. With no hint of apprehension, they were jumping up and down, excitedly to perform. And all they needed, were a few visitors.
It was definitely a clear shock to see the immense talent bundled up within the four walls. Thankfully, the team also came prepared with a few performances.
The sunset created a realization that it was time to bid farewell to the hosts of the day. To treasure the moment, few snaps were clicked. However, they did not leave empty-handed. They were loaded with a handful of sweet home-grown “Java Apples”.
The moments spend were totally priceless. Taking time out of their busy lives to serve humanity is where the true spirit of love, care and empathy reflects. And that was the valuable takeaway from the day.
To quote one of the team members, “It was the most meaningful day of my life.”
In the end, it was all about smiles