Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give our time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love, or simply just give a smile. What does that cost? The point is none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give”- Steve Goodier
Giving back to the society has never caused a loss, and to prove this, our Thought Leader Jayant Arora came forward and helped Maya CARE Foundation in The Community Impact Initiative of Thought Leaders of India forum.
Mr. Arora is an active member of Thought Leaders of India and has been actively participating in all the initiatives. He recently participated in The Community Impact Initiative where individuals or representatives of the organisation come together to give back to society. Maya CARE is an NGO partner of Thought Leaders of India. Maya CARE offers free medical/ logistical/ emotional assistance/ companionship to the elderly in old age homes/own homes while offering livelihood to persons with disabilities.
Addressing around 30 differently abled employees of Maya CARE Foundation, Mr. Jayant Arora spoke about process orientation, what manifests good leadership, and the importance of upskilling. He has also volunteered to join the India Maya CARE Supporter Group and helped wherever required.
Speaking about the initiative, Nilesh Borde, a spokesperson from Maya CARE said, “The leadership training session on “Process Orientation” was attended by the core team members of Maya CARE Foundation which serves the elderly through teams led by persons with disabilities. The core team members of Maya CARE are persons who have overcome disabilities and are leading various functions within the organization like city/state coordination of visits to the elderly, HR/accounting/finance/proposal writing/fundraising, and so on. The session by Mr. Arora was a learning experience for the core team members, as a result of which, they too started thinking about their work in a more structured manner. The key highlights of this session were – 1. Institutionalizing best practices, 2. Reducing person dependence and 3. Connecting the dots.”
Mr. Jayant Arora, said, “I would like to thank the Thought Leaders of India team for connecting me to Maya CARE foundation. The foundation is undoubtedly doing great work by enabling and empowering their members, most of them being differently abled, to help the society, at large and elderly in need. The energy and enthusiasm among the foundation members during the session was so infectious that I felt overwhelmed. I find it difficult to pen down my experience of interacting with them. It was very heartening to see that every member was forthcoming and willing to learn new things and had questions on how to become better and more effective in their current roles. The founders- Abhay Joshi and Manjiri Gokhale Joshi, are doing great work to push the members to give their best and become self-sufficient in their respective roles and work as a team. I think the foundation has all right ingredients to be successful in its objectives, in the form of great leadership, willing members, the zeal to learn, team spirit and above all “ the heart at the right place” to give it back to the society. My best wishes to all the team members and looking forward to working with them and contributing to the foundation’s purpose.