MALHAAR 2009 - Sports and Environmental Education Festival
As Malhaar translates as the the monsoon season, where rain is a common factor for both playing football and for children to learn about the need for harvesting rain water not only in their school campus but also in their houses. GCSD organised its first Sports and Environmental Education festival for children in Bangalore addressing the issue of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH). More than 20 schools participated in the five-a-side football tournament while each school registered to have sessions on awareness building of Rain Water Harvesting and creating sample models of RWH for their school campuses.
MALHAAR 2010 - Sports and Environmental Education Festival
The success of Malhaar 2009 has now made this festival an annual event of GCSD. More than 30 schools participated for this event. A newsletter was produced by GCSD with the help of articles not only from the experts but mainly from children from different schools. The Malhaar Journal became a learning and fun activity for children to understand the grave issue of Water Scarcity and thus the need to Save Water. More than 1000 children took pledges to save water in their daily lives and wowed to set an example for their families.
Amidst the FIFA World Cup 2010 fever, GCSD organised this Corporate4Charity football tournament in Bangalore from 10th - 11th July 2010 to raise awareness among Corporates in Bangalore to help and support children's projects in Bangalore. More than 22 Corporate teams participated in this event. And for each goal scored during the tournament GCSD raised Rs.500 for Living Hope Children's Home. This platform bridged the gap of Corporate employees to Social projects and made them realize the true meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility. Each Corporate team paid a modest Registration fees of Rs.1500 for the tournament, and players came forward to contribute at individual level to support the cause as such.