Synopsys Community Relations
Synopsys’ community relations program continues to make a real difference to peoples’ lives. A number of recent initiatives have brought together Synopsys India employees and the local community for the benefit of several worthwhile causes within the region.
Mobile Science Labs
Delivering science education to schools in rural areas has always been a challenge in India. Agastya International Foundation is using mobile science labs to address this issue. Synopsys has funded the ongoing support of one such van, which is now helping thousands of tribal children to gain a better understanding of science and technology issues.
Chairman of the Agastya Foundation Ramji Raghavan invites Synopsys employees to experience the Synopsys-Agastya Mobile Science Lab
Rotary Blood Bank
Making a contribution to saving lives can be as easy as finding the time to donate blood. Many local Synopsys employees gave blood in the annual camp organized in association with Rotary Blood Bank. Synopsys participated in the drive by the American Chamber of Commerce to collect over 3,500 units from around 35 of its member companies in Bangalore.
For the second year in succession, Synopsys employees contributed to the charity supporting terminally ill cancer patients at Karunashraya. Donations of over Rs. 110,000 were collected from employees. Synopsys also donated items of furniture to help establish a new ward in the hospice.
Synopsys makes a donation to the Karunashraya Hospice
Synopsys Bangalore provided an exclusive platform for the employees and a number of non-profit organizations to meet in “SI-CAD’06” (Synopsys India - Community Awareness Day). This initiative was launched in 2005 and heralds a new approach to community relations. The focus of the event this year was to better understand how non-profit organizations can benefit from a much closer interaction with the corporate world. Ten organizations participated enthusiastically in this event.
The participants are involved in raising the profiles of organizations supporting a wide variety of important social issues. These include working for children’s rights, supporting opportunities for rural women who make clothes and edibles for sale, providing midday meals to school students, supporting rural/tribal/slum development and empowerment programs, helping physically disabled people through education and independent living, focus on the girl child, protection of livelihood issues of construction laborers and promotion of organic farming.
This year’s event started with a splendid classical dance performance by the visually challenged children of Samarthanam. Holding light in their hands, their dance symbolized the significance of light in enabling others to see the world as a brighter place. The event was then thrown open to Synopsys employees and their family members to discuss the initiatives offered by the non-profit organizations.
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