CSR Conclave at Waltair Club, Vizag
Bosco Seva Kendra in collaboration with Don Bosco Navajeevan Vizag, organized a CSR Conclave at Waltair Club, Vizag on Friday, 20th November 2015. Representatives from over 20 companies participated in the conclave to explore ways to collaborate and reach out to the young at risk.
The Conclave began at 4.30 PM with a screening of short film on Don Bosco – the founder of interventions for Street Children. Ms. Pascal Flynn, Manager – Corporate Fundraising at BSK, introduced and welcomed the gathering. In her presentation, she explained the purpose and concept of CSR and its role in helping the needy children.
Fr. Aruldass, Director-BSK briefed about the various interventions undertaken for the welfare of children, youth and women by Don Bosco Institutions in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & South Odisha. He exhorted the gathering to be partners in reaching out to more and more youth and children from marginalized sections of society through different projects of BSK.
Fr. Ratna Neelam, Asst Director-DBNJ, Vizag presented the works and activities of Don Bosco institutions in Vizag in the form of a short documentary. He reiterated the need for like-minded people from civil society to join hands with the organization in its efforts to build a better future for the children at risk.
Trainees of DB Tech programs also participated as volunteers – and gained hands-on experience in hospitality & event management.
The Conclave ended with high tea where there was healthy interaction over how CSR relationships can be built and taken forward.
The head of a reputed shipping company who participated has expressed keen interest in partnering with Don Bosco Navajeevan. Others said they would discuss with their respective CSR departments and revert at the earliest. We look forward to some fruitful associations as an outcome of the conclave.