Having joined the Tata Group 12 years ago, Anuradha has experience spanning various fields including marketing and customer service. Since her role usually keeps her busy, she had not had the opportunity to engage in volunteering activities previously, so she was eager to invest her free time effectively. This project in particular really stood out to her. As a parent of an autistic child, she could comprehend the requirements of the parents and the difficulties the helping organization might have on the other side. "I can relate from the perspective of a parent who is looking for assistance from an organisation like that” she explains. Additionally, having done lots of paperwork before, Anuradha felt she could provide a value to writing reports for the organization.
Serving in the capacity of a project manager at TCS for over 10 years, Balashankar has a lot of experience in managing the end to end delivery of projects. This made him an ideal candidate for this volunteering activity, as he had previous experience working with external partners, handling scope changes to ensure timely delivery of their projects. Balashankar is an active volunteer, who has been regularly volunteering at an NGO sponsored by TCS. Since 2015 he has been an active ProEngager and has previously worked on projects in the field of environment and health. This edition, Balashankar was specifically searching for projects in the field of education and noticed that for this project, the expectation of the organization perfectly matched his capabilities.
Set up in 1999, Sankalp Trust is an NGO involved in remedial instruction to children with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Their aim is to create a learning environment for persons with autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disability to be participatory members of society. This is done by providing intervention in education and skill training at all levels, from early childhood until adulthood through simulated graded work and learning situations, thus improving the learning and working ability of the child.