31 Jan 2012

CHILDLINE & Vodafone brings joy to kids

Udaipur: After a capacity building workshop organized by a Bangalore based consultancy- D’frens, 140 enthusiastic employees of Vodafone were assigned the task of reassembling parts of a bicycle for children in local communities of Udaipur.

Thereafter began the exhilarating task of piecing together the sub-parts of the bicycles in order to make them useable for under privileged children of the community. The employees were to split into groups of 10, assigning one bicycle to each group. The children watched in anticipation and were eager and excited to ride the bicycles in their locality!

Once the bicycles were ready to go, a game was played with the Vodafone employees and children. While the task for the employees was to keep the bicycle moving without stepping on the ground, the children had to ensure they followed the rules!

This activity brought it a lot of laughter and created a bond between the children and the employees. The day ended with a bunch of fulfilled employees and excited children smiling away. This activity was conducted as part of the CSR tie-up between CIF’s Resource Mobilisation team and Vodafone.

Like   Mr.Viswanathan Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President- Enterprise Network, Vodafone Essar Limited rightly put it

“It comes as little surprise to us that bikes are the most requested gift from little ones. They provide freedom, exercise, exhilaration, and fun. They can teach responsibility, care, and provide the opportunity for social interaction when ridden in a group. They can help one get to school faster, and home faster, or off for a joy ride with ones friends.

Bikes are magic to children. They feel the wind in their hair, the whoosh of speed, and the fun of balancing. For some of us, that magic is never lost”.

25 Jan 2012

Participate in the CHILDLINE Challenge 2011-12!

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CHILDLINE challenge is an opportunity for school children not only to showcase talent as young writers and artists but also demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity towards the issue of child labour. Last date for submission is January 31, 2012.

14 Jan 2012

Running for the right to a happy childhood

Many children don’t play to work at a beedi making factory.
Many children leave home to avoid being beaten up.
Many children stop studying to beg on the streets.
Many children lose their innocence to an early marriage.
Many children turn into adults before 18 years of age.

Running the Mumbai Marathon 2012!

The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is an annual event that creates a platform for you and your friends to run for the ‘right to a happy childhood.’ At CHILDLINE, we have been working to bring a happy childhood to these children. The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is all about enthusiasm and vigor not only from those who support CHILDLINE but by the children themselves.

The Mumbai Marathon proves to be a platform for CHILDLINE in more ways that one. It is an opportunity to raise funds for underprivileged children, create a sense of unity amongst those supporting our cause and allow interaction with children who have benefited from their philanthropy.

CHILDLINE has tied its umbilical telephone line for children in distress with this event. And it has been possible only with the support of the various teams and individuals from various walks of life, who decide to run for our cause, year after year.

The countdown is still on.

DUS… NAU… AATH…It’s a countdown to a better life for the children of our country.

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