On 23rd April, 20 employees of ADOBE dedicated a day towards bringing smiles through science to 30 children at a Mission Education centre of Smile Foundation, Ghaziabad. The centre is a home to children from a minority Muslim community. The center is run only for girls and these girls being from a minority community and as an exploited gender are most in need of exposure. They lack the opportunities to meet the people who are dedicated and career focused. This day of giving had an impact of empowerment over them and would be ingrained in their minds for the days to come.
The introduction session started off with the employees and the children exchanging names. The kids were excited to meet the employees from ADOBE and this added to the energy and enthusiasm. After a fun and energized ice breaker, the children and employees were paired in different groups. Each group was allocated a science related topic and had to name the plant cells and animal cells and created charts with craftwork, volcano eruption models, model of the solar system and major landforms.
The activity concluded with a presentation from each group. The children and employees innovated their presentation; this added a fun element in the end. It was a spirited way to end the activity. The children were quizzed on the topics and were thoroughly engrossed with the learning process.
In the end, ADOBE handed over goody bags for each child. The kids grew fond of the employees within hours and insisted they come back.