9th August, 2019, Mumbai: AIKYA, the volunteering arm of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, collaborated with PES University to organise community engagement activities during ‘PES Bootstrap 2019’. Through this event, AIKYA sought to foster a sense of community awareness and responsibility among the students. It is an annual event to welcome newly joined students. ‘Bootstrap’ seeks to engage groups of students to accomplish practical tasks, thus inculcating in them, a realistic approach to problem-solving and helping them get well versed with the skills to be acquired as an engineer. The event was held in Bengaluru from the 5th to 9th August, 2019.
Over 250 students from PESU participated in the community engagement programme. The participating students volunteered at Akshaya Patra kitchens and beneficiary schools in the city for activities such as medicinal gardening, school painting, and art and craft activities. Besides these activities, volunteering students also conducted awareness drives on topics such as nutrition, health, hygiene, etc.
AIKYA invests in the youth to help them grow into effective social leaders of society and tap into the power of youth to contribute towards the development of the nation. Through the community engagement at ‘Bootstrap 2019’, AIKYA sought to foster a sense of community awareness and responsibility among the students.