In 2000, a group of Cadence India employees united to create ‘Make a Child Smile’ (MACS) to help Cadence employees share their time, talents, and resources with volunteer organizations and programs that work with underprivileged children. Over the years MACS has touched the lives of thousands of underprivileged children across India. Cadence India’s (MACS) team recently organized its annual event for the students. of SaiKripa, Navchetna, Vidya & Child, and the Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW). Through MACS, Cadence employees in Noida support these charities which provide food and shelter, support educating the underprivileged, bridge the gap for children who need education and have no access to facilities for learning, and promote health development, economic and social well being of children.
The event showcased wonderful performances by the children beginning with the “Ganesh Vandana,” a prayer traditionally performed at the start of any function, which was sung by the children from SaiKripa. The cultural show saw some fascinating individual and group songs and theatrical performances. The students of Navchetna showed how to stay fit and active through therapist Yoga skills, and Navchetna teachers and students also gave a message about how important it is for girls to attain self-defense skills. Motivating kids through exercise, personal safety and discipline is a powerful way to build confidence and self esteem.
Cadence volunteers kept the children engaged with quizzes, charades, and the Wish Tree, where children were asked to write their wishes on a piece of paper and the MACS team will try to help them realize their dreams or wishes.
The event wrapped up with a gift distribution ceremony. The MACS team presented each institution and all the children special gifts from Cadence. Employees were thrilled to see the smiles on the children as they collected their gifts. It was a fun and fulfilling day for both Cadence employees and the children!
The MACS Children Annual Day 2013 proved to be yet another successful milestone in Cadence’s journey towards Making A Child Smile!