Every individual deserves the opportunity to learn and grow and we at Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development strongly believe in giving back to the society. Our Institute Social Responsibility cell, SAMATVA, believes in equal consideration for all and strives to bring a change in people’s lives. The committee has been an integral part of the college for more than 10 years. Founded in 2008 as Prayatna, our ISR cell has grown from catering to a few underprivileged students to now collaborating with Corporates and NGOs to engage in social responsibility events and raising awareness about social issues. We endeavour to not let our cramped schedule as management students become a barrier from conducting a wide array of events across the year.
Our evening tutorial program, INSPIRIT, runs throughout the year and caters to more than 50 underprivileged students from areas nearby the campus. Children from class one to ten from Marathi, semi-English and English medium schools come under this program’s ambit. It focuses on quality education and on inculcating moral values with special attention towards developing their overall personality. We also work on creating awareness amongst parents with respect to Education and Hygiene and making them a responsible stakeholder in their child’s development.
Our flagship event is TE.A.CH – Teach A Child, a three-day drive which focuses on imparting much needed value and education, and bringing the power of awareness among school children in the vicinity of SCMHRD. The emphasis of this initiative is on imparting valuable life lessons to more than 2000 students and helping them evolve into better members of society. Several other activities are conducted with a special focus on helping them learn how to work in groups and not just as individuals.
A Clothes Donation Drive is conducted to help villages under Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE) to help improve lives.
In addition to the above-mentioned events pertaining particularly to serving the causes of underprivileged children, Samatva collaborates with Corporates to engage in social responsibility events.
As a team, our focus is on helping those who are not as resourceful and privileged as we are. We try to do our bit and support the dreams of a few, aiding them in their journeys.