BERGNER, Cooperación Internacional and Lok Seva Sangam Organises a Pre-Christmas Event for Kids in Underprivileged Areas of Mumbai

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Mumbai: BERGNER India, a leading kitchenware company originating from Europe, joined hands with Spain-based NGO, Cooperación Internacional, and Mumbai-based NGO, Lok Seva Sangam, to organise a heartwarming Pre-Christmas celebration for children residing in the Govandi area of Mumbai.

This celebration is part of their ongoing initiative ‘Youth Leadership Programme’ which completes one year at Kamala Raman in Govandi and eight successful years in Baiganwadi. Aimed at marginalised youth aged 5+ residing in four key localities of Mumbai, this programme focuses on fostering holistic development among children and adolescents under three growth areas i.e. education, sports and value dissemination. So far, 85 children have been enrolled in the programme and an additional 240 children for a summer camp held earlier this year.

The Pre-Christmas celebration witnessed enthusiastic participation from every BERGNER employee, collectively contributing towards a day filled with joy and engagement for the underprivileged children. The festivity commenced with an energetic welcome dance and speech, performed by the kids, followed by football matches that involved 40 students and 10 staff members from the participating organisations and snacks and refreshments for all.

Reflecting on the event, Umesh Guptaa, Director, BERGNER India, said, “This collaborative celebration allowed us to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young ones from underprivileged areas. Their smiles and enthusiasm showcased the power of collective efforts towards a brighter future. As we mark one year of the programme, BERGNER aims to continue to serve as a mentor to children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, by expanding our reach to other localities in Mumbai as well as in the outskirts.”

Additionally, BERGNER India has other ongoing social projects, such as the ‘Second Chance’ that aims to empower the lives of marginalised women dwelling in red-light areas and give them means to a new livelihood and a second chance to live and ‘Water for All’ that arranges for infrastructure to ensure constant supply of water in slum areas.