Extending a helping hand in Hyderabad
This year, Alphamed’s 291 employees celebrated Mandela Day by participating in four projects to extend a helping hand to benefit the needy.
One of our primary projects related to the adoption of the Mandal Parishad Primary School located in the Jaggamguda Village. We provided uniforms, shoes, books, stationery and school bags for the 51 students and the school’s infrastructure was upgraded by repairing and painting the building, boundary wall, gate, stage and class rooms. A safe drinking water facility, lights, fans, blackboards and new furniture were also provided. We recruited two qualified teachers on an annual contractual basis, with their monthly salaries being funded by Alphamed. By doing so, we have not only improved the educational standards of the school, but also provided employment for two women graduates from the village.
The team’s visit to RK’s Mother Teresa Foundation that cares for neglected elderly patients in Hyderabad, was a deeply emotional experience. While interacting with the aged folks accommodated, we identified a few pressing needs and donated two geysers, a washing machine and an ICU monitor to the facility. As an additional surprise we provided breakfast, lunch and dinner to the 35 residents on Mandela Day.
Witnessing the elderly residents not being adequately taken care of and being abandoned in a home such as this, was not a pleasant experience. Given their unfortunate living conditions, we were motivated to provide additional assistance through donations of groceries to the home on a monthly basis.
Over four consecutive years, Alphamed has partnered with Hyderabad’s Mythri Home, which cares for poor and needy orphans. As part of our continued support we renewed our commitment to the 70 children accommodated at the home by providing them with groceries and toiletries each month.
A blood donation camp was established at Alphamed’s offices in collaboration with the New Life Blood Bank, a local NGO. On 18 July, employees took up a seat and voluntarily donated blood that will be used toward saving the lives of anonymous patients – gifted from anonymous donors. The selfless nature of the 72 employees who joined the blood drive contributed significantly to the success of this initiative.