Sevalaya and WeKare (Capgemini CSR) donated 100 sewing machines at a grand function in Gummidipoondi Taluk, Tiruvallur District, on 29th July, 2016. Distributing the sewing achines to the women, Mr. Allen Gilbert, Vice President, Capgemini (Wekare lead- a CSR initiative of Capgemini), expressed his happiness and lauded the efforts of Sevalaya in serving the underprivileged sections of the society.
Mr. Kanniappan Subramanian (Associate Director, ICRES Service Delivery head – Capgemini (WeKare) said that Sevalaya and Capgemini are only facilitators on this initiative. He advised the beneficiaries, to take this opportunity to earn their livelihood and become self reliant.
Mr. J. Prabhakaran, Ennangalin Sangamam, in his address made clear that this community was affected even before floods, economically. He exhorted the youth in the community to educate themselves, get settled honorably and become entrepreneurs to earn their pride of place.
Ms. E. Sidhamma, Bharathi Trust, who has been toiling to serve this community, participated in the event and said she is very much thankful to M/s Wekare (Capgemini) for their generous help and Sevalaya for its consistent initiatives in addressing Irular communities’ issues. She added saying that the womenfolk should change their mindset, educate themselves, and come up in their lives by improving their economic status.