Apart from contributing to the industrial revolution and economic development of a nation, corporates also have been looking beyond to uplift the underprivileged sections of their societies across the globe. India is the first nation in the world to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory after making an amendment to the Companies Act, 2013 in April 2014. There are strong reasons behind initiating that step. February 27th being the world NGO day, we can celebrate CSR while working with NGOs for a few social causes.
Businesses have been given a free hand to invest their revenues in education, poverty, gender equality, and hunger as part of CSR compliance. This really reaped rich benefits for Indian economy.
Interesting activities to celebrate World NGO Day with your team
Teams come together to build wheel chairs with the help of various tools and material given to them. With a great sense of helping the needy, the teams work and construct wheel chairs for those who are differently challenged and elderly who are bereft of families. Once these are built, they are gifted to the right people.
Build a Bicycle
Teams assemble bicycle parts into a fully functional vehicle from scratch. Teams use parts like chains, brakes, lights and some theme material. Teams interconnect and work to succeed in building bicycles. Eventually, these bicycles are gifted to an NGO for the underprivileged kids.
Social Elf Challenge
Social Elf challenge is a CSR activity intended at crafting interesting school bags and shoes with fun themes for the deprived kids. Employees form Teams, they are provided with multifarious material to make unique bags and shoes with fun themes. After they are done with making the shoes and bags, they are gifted to the needy kids through a chosen NGO.
Spread the awareness and celebrate World NGO day with your teammates at workplace. Build a strong bond and develop a deeper connection with the society together as one team.