Someone has rightly said, “Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Whether rich or poor, young or old, achievers or still striving to carve a niche….we all take from the society. Being so privileged and blessed in our lives, having accomplished and achieved so much, it is time we cultivated the habit of giving back a little of what we have received. As an act of gratitude and a sign of our appreciation, we certainly need to give back to the community that is responsible for our very existence.
Philosophers believe that the happiest people are not those getting more; but those giving more! Helping others alleviates our own pains and grievances as we tend to look at the larger picture. Rendering service to others alters our perspective towards life. Problems that we define as insurmountable suddenly seem miniscule when compared to the miseries of many in this world.
It is about time to view life in a totally new light. Break the barriers of your comfort zone and reach out to others in times of their need. Being the reason for someone's smile or thankfulness is one of the greatest highs in life.
Join hands with Skills for Life Foundation to experience the power of giving back. There can be no better emotion than the one that says that I can make a difference in someone's life. At Skills for Life foundation, we have created a platform called Social Commitment Program that invites you to work in collaboration with like minded people in terms of making a difference in the world.
The foundation is currently involved in diverse social programmes. Be it offering emotional support and sharing concerns of elders residing in Old Age Homes or rendering physical and financial assistance to the differently able children; SFLF makes an endeavour to touch the lives of all those who have the courage to survive in trying circumstances. More often than not….they ask for not your materialistic treasures….they seek only your touch and time to give them the motivation to conquer life!
Skills for Life Foundation salutes to these brave hearts and seeks the company of those sharing the same passion. Together let us renew the face of humanity!
A collective initiative of 19 young leaders - graduates of the Zenith programs- 'MY EARTH MY HOME' project was inaugurated by the Honourable Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Shiela Dikshit on August 22, 2010. The project was conceived with a vision of creating an army of Eco Soldiers. These budding energy conservationists pledged to switch off electricity in their homes every Friday from 6pm to 7pm as an earnest endeavour towards minimizing the lethal repercussions of Global Warming.
A community project aimed at instilling a sense of pride within the teacher's community was launched by Dr. Kiran Bedi. A well known social figure, Dr. Kiran Bedi has the distinction of making a difference in the lives of many with her compassionate and sensitive initiatives. The objective was to help these valuable professionals identify their importance quotient, empower their being and realise their true potential. The project highlighted that this important guild makes a difference in the life of the most important asset of our society, our children. The campaign that started with teachers went on to inspire people to speak the 'Language of Acknowledgement', to let people know what they have never been told and transform lives and relationships in an instant. They went on to acknowledge the important but lesser recognised sections of the society, our Security guards, Maids, Sweepers, Janitors and many more in the league.
Participants from Zenith were invited by Dr. Kiran Bedi to be a part of an interactive event for 'School ke bad School' program, an initiative by the Nav Jyoti Foundation. 'School ke bad School' is a community initiative for the destitute children living in villages. It is aimed at inculcating crucial life skills within the younger generation. Zenithians interacted with these village children, enthused immense hope within their souls and motivated them to attain education for a better future. This venture facilitated a novel learning within our young leaders, learning that instilled within their being a sense of compassion towards others and gratitude for a satisfactory life that the Almighty has bestowed upon them.
Zenithians were a part of the group who visited various civic sites for community service. The children participated in the visits enthusiastically and made genuine effort towards rendering physical service. The week commenced with an exceptional start highlighted by the distribution of food to around 600 flood victims at the Yamuna Banks.
Participants at Zenith also visited a Senior Citizens Home in Delhi and had an opportunity to interact with the old inmates. It was indeed an enjoyable experience for the children, who not only interviewed the elderly people but also gained proximity by hearing their life stories. Deeply touched by the interaction, the young Zenithians understood the importance of their grandparents and pledged to spend quality time with them.
The agenda of the Visit to Prayas Society was conceived, drafted and implemented by the Zenith participants. Prayas promotes livelihood skills along with integrated programmes for marginalized children. Only 25 Zenithians engaged a group of 90 children from Prayas for an entire day by means of interactive games, talks and activities based on Leadership & Life Skills. The sharing of experience amongst children hailing from two completely different strata of society was the highlight of the event. Zenithians celebrated one of our Panelist's Birthday and distributed gifts and snacks to the children at Prayas as well.
Zenithians presented a Recreational and Entertaining Programme for the children of Salaam Baalak Trust and in turn children from Salaam Baalak Trust did a performance for Zenith Group. SBT provides shelter, care and support to the street children. The fantastic performances and 'Jugalbandi' amongst the children of Zenith & SBT was followed by a tour of the premises. The visit proved to be extremely inspirational for Zenithians as they observed how the SBT children lived devoid of any family support. The SBT children also seemed deeply touched by the compassion, love and respect showered upon them by the Zenithians.
The day spent at Tamana Special School etched life long memories on the hearts and minds of each participant. A group of 15 Zenithians and 25 Students from different schools who were part of Zenith in School Programme visited Tamana for a day. The highlight of the day was an Art (Drawing and Colouring) Competition, organised by Tamana wherein each Zenithian played the role of a buddy to a Special Child. The camaraderie shared between the two kids as a team was a gratifying sight and a truly unforgettable experience.