“When we first visited the Anganwadi centre at Notchikuppam in Santhome, Chennai, last year, we were in for a surprise. The makeshift structure constructed with asbestos and tin was dingy, with paint peeling from the walls. There were no proper lights and fans, and educational aids were few and far between. How were the children expected to study here, we wondered?

A group of us from the company got together and decided to give the centre a makeover. We cleaned the rooms, fixed lights and fans, and gave the walls a bright coat of paint. We planted flowering plants outside the centre for an added splash of colour. Our most memorable moment was when we presented the children with enough stationery to last a year. The delight on their face was something we carried home with us.

This experience brought us together as a team, and also awakened us to the joy of service. We cannot wait to come back again this year.”


Jayadev V. Nair

Senior Sourcing Manager – India & South East Asia,

Newell Rubbermaid,

Corporate Partner

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