Sakaar is Extentia’s social responsibility project, and is our way of making a difference within our community. The name is derived from the Hindi word ‘Sakaar’, which means to realize, fulfill or achieve.
Our mission is simple – create social awareness in our city, help the underprivileged, and provide support for charitable institutions.
Since the launch of Sakaar in late 2001, we have organized many activities for the underprivileged. Some of these are listed below:
Mit Sakaar zeigt Extentia soziale Verantwortung. Auf dieses Weise versuchen wir, etwas in unserer Gesellschaft zu verändern. Der Name ‚Sakaar‘ leitet sich vom Hindi-Begriff für ‚realisieren, erreichen, schaffen‘ ab.
Unsere Mission ist einfach – soziales Bewusstsein in unserer Stadt schaffen, denUnterpriviligierten helfen und gemeinnützige Organisationen unterstützen.
Seit der Gründung Sakaars 2001, haben wir verschiedene Aktivitäten für Hilfsbedürftige organiziert. Im Folgenden finden Sie einige unserer Aktionen.
Sakaar est le projet de responsabilite sociale d’Extentia. C’est notre facons de changer les choses dans notre communeaute. Le nom est derive du Hindi „realiser, accomplir“.
Notre mission est simple: creer une reconnaissance sociale a notre ville, aider les moins fortuneset pourvoir un soutien pour d’autres institutions de bienfaisance.
Depuis les debuts de Sakaar fin 2001, nous avons organises plusieurs activites pour les moins fortunes. Vous trouverez ici une liste de certains d’entre eux.
Extentians Conduct Skill Development Workshop with FoC
July 26, 2017: Extentia’s Anup Shah, Pranay Agarwal, and Surbhi Desai participated in a couple of workshops conducted for the students of Friends of Children (FoC) from Sangli and Pune district. The sessions included mock interviews and training on non-verbal communication through games, videos, and group discussions.
Extentia’s Tree plantation drive at Deep Griha Academy
July 14, 2017: Unicorns house of Extentia organized a tree plantation drive at The Deep Griha Academy, Chaufulla on July 8 where the Extentians planted 30 Sapota saplings. They also spent quality time with the kids at the orphanage and helped with coding and labeling of books in the school library.
There were many more activities in the last year like hosting stalls to sell products to raise funds, or cash donations for worthy causes including:
Sakaar works closely with established social organizations to help as many people as possible. Besides long-term projects, new initiatives come up every year that are given our support.
Do you want to learn more about Sakaar? Do you want to help or do you have any idea how to make the world a better place? Perhaps you are a social work organization and need a partner.
Please contact our Sakaar Team
Sakaar would like to thank all contributors – past and present – who have supported us in our work.
Posted on July 26, 2017
Extentians Conduct Skill Development Workshop with FoC
July 26, 2017: Extentia’s Anup Shah, Pranay Agarwal, and Surbhi Desai participated in a couple of workshops conducted for the students of Friends of Children (FoC) from Sangli and Pune district. The sessions included mock interviews and training on non-verbal communication through games, videos, and group discussions.Read More
Posted on July 14, 2017
Extentia’s Tree plantation drive at Deep Griha Academy
July 14, 2017: Unicorns house of Extentia organized a tree plantation drive at The Deep Griha Academy, Chaufulla on July 8 where the Extentians planted 30 Sapota saplings. They also spent quality time with the kids at the orphanage and helped with coding and labeling of books in the school library.Read More
Posted on July 10, 2017
Kapdaa-Kapdee donation drive back at Extentia
July 10, 2017: Extentia’s Royal Brigade house, as a part of our corporate social responsibility activity, brought back a very successful initiative ‘Kapdaa-Kapdee’ from 2014 this year. Organized from June 15 to June 27, the drive helped collect over 2000 items including clothes, footwear, books, toys, monsoon items, amongst others both from its offices at Kalyani Nagar and Koregaon Park.Read More
Posted on June 12, 2017
Sharing the gift of life – Extentia’s Annual Blood Donation Drive
June 12, 2017: As part of our corporate social responsibility program Sakaar, Extentia continues its tradition of annual blood donation this year too. 93 enthusiastic Extentians came forward and supported this cause generously. Extentia's ‘Infinite’ house organized the drive in association with KEM Hospital, Pune at our Koregaon Park office. The blood collected will be used by the KEM Hospital Blood Bank to support hospital procedures, such as emergency transfusions, and for the treatment of long-term illnesses.Read More
Posted on January 15, 2017
Skill Development Workshop with FoC
January 15, 2017: Anup Shah and Surbhi Desai from Extentia joined hands with the Friends of Children (FoC) under the ‘Unnati Outreach’ banner to conduct a series of mock interview sessions for final year college students. The session included tips on the process of hiring with real-time assessments. As students came from rural areas where such training opportunities are scarce, this program enabled them to get a much-needed insight into the workings of the corporate world and developed their communication and interpersonal skills. They were eager to learn and asked some intelligent questions.
Anup Shah said, "Interacting with the young generation and future workforce of India was interesting and challenging at the same time."Read More
Posted on November 6, 2016
Workshop Conducted with FoC
November 6, 2016: Surbhi Desai from Extentia, conducted a workshop for the Friends of Children (FoC). She explained the importance of 'Fishbone diagram and SWOT Analysis' for the personal development of young adults. Aided by case studies, she explained the components and uses of both concepts. This would surely benefit the students in the future, as they plan their careers, and track their personal development. Chaitali Pawar, one of the participants, said, "I really liked this session. I feel that the lessons learned in this session will be useful in my everyday life and I will make it a point to implement them. My takeaway from the session was the SWOT analysis as this tool will help me analyze difficult situations that come my way."
Posted on October 2, 2016
Interview Training Program with FoC
October 2, 2016: Extentia joined hands with the ‘Unnati Outreach’ banner run by the Friends of Children (FoC). A workshop was conducted for college students from Sangli, Miraj, and other parts of Maharashtra. A theory session in the morning showed the students how to appear for interviews and create an effective personal impression during group discussions, after which they had the opportunity to apply what they learned in a practical environment. Ganesh, Dipika, and Tresa were the panel members for these mock sessions. In an ever-changing competitive corporate world, this would give all the students a firm foothold to launch their careers.
Posted on August 10, 2016
Workshop on Leadership for Students of FoC
August 10, 2016: Extentia’s Royal Brigade conducted another successful 4-hour long workshop for the students of Friends of Children (FoC) at Sangli. Leadership was the key focus of the informative, yet fun, session. Motivating videos and references to real-life inspirational leaders created a desire to know more. All of the students eagerly participated in the activities, providing their own opinions, and ultimately understanding the differences between a manager and leader.
Posted on June 4, 2016
Extentia Supports Seva Sahayog at the School Kit Assembly Drive
June 4, 2016: Seva Sahayog Foundation believes in engaging with socially conscious corporate, groups and individuals, with NGOs of matching interests for the welfare of underprivileged students ...
Posted on May 10, 2016
Be a hero, it’s in your blood’ – Extentia’s Annual Blood Donation Drive
May 10, 2016: As a commitment to our social responsibility project Sakaar, Extentia held its annual blood donation drive...
Posted on March 11, 2016
Extentia’s Pause for a Cause at the 2016 Annual Party
March 11, 2016: The Sakaar cause for this year’s Extentia annual party was ‘The Paoolwaat Foundation’.
The foundation has been actively working towards the development of the village ...
Posted on November 22, 2015
Workshop on Emotional Intelligence for Students of FoC
November 22, 2015: Extentia's Surbhi Desai conducted a three-hour workshop which was attended by 25 students from in/around Pune.
Surbhi had a good discussion with them and explained ...
Posted on November 18, 2015
Strings and Beads – Sakaar Activity at Extentia
November 18, 2015: Extentia conducted a unique workshop on Wednesday, November 18, for its employees in which they were able to create handmade jewelry.
With instruction from Sanyukta Bhosale from Kanak...
Posted on June 16, 2015
‘Every Drop Counts’ – Extentia’s Annual Blood Donation Drive
June 16, 2015: As part of our Sakaar program and in line with our ongoing commitment to support the extended community, Extentia hosted its annual blood donation drive in association with KEM Hospital, Pune.
Representatives from the Infinite house organized...
Posted on June 14, 2015
Extentia Supports School Kit Drive at Seva Sahyog
June 14, 2015: Volunteers from the Unicorn house visited Seva Sahyog, an NGO in Kothrud, to support a school kit drive. As part of the program, school kits were collected and distributed to underprivileged children in order to improve the quality of their education...
Posted on April 30, 2015
Extentia Donates to Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
April 30, 2015: Extentia’s Constant Variable house took initiative to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake. Donation boxes were placed at Extentia offices, where medicines, essentials and cash could be provided. Extentians contributed wholeheartedly to support...
Posted on April 25, 2015
Extentia Organizes a Training Workshop with Poveda Foundation
April 25, 2015: Extentia has an ongoing association with the Poveda Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at educating underprivileged children. We organized a training workshop, where 12 children from the foundation visited Extentia’s office. Extentians conducted...
Posted on March 13, 2015
Sakaar Raffle at our Annual Party
March 13, 2015: As always, a charity raffle with prizes was held at our Annual Party. The draw was for contributions to Sandhya Home for the Aged, and Friends of Children (FoC). The proceeds were to fund the elderly and underprivileged children. Extentians and...
Posted on December 16, 2014
Kapdaa-Kapdee Drive at Extentia
December 08-16, 2014: Extentia organized a donation drive called ‘Kapdaa-Kapdee’ to collect clothes, books, stationery, toys, utensils, electronics and other useful items. This was an initiative by our Unicorn house, and the drive collected over 800 items from both the…
Posted on October 16, 2014
Extentia’s Fund Raiser a Big Success
October 16, 2014: Extentia partnered with the Peepal Foundation, an organization that works for the empowerment of underprivileged groups. Volunteers from Peepal sold chocolates at Extentia offices, and a large part of the proceeds were to fund child education, development…
Posted on October 14, 2014
Extentia Works with Poveda Foundation to Raise Funds for Underprivileged Childrens
October 14, 2014: As part of our CSR, Extentia partnered with the Poveda Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at educating underprivileged children. They organized a fund raising initiative, where volunteers from Poveda sold a range of products at Extentia, including…
Posted on September 28, 2014
Training Session for Children of FoC
September 28, 2014: Extentia’s Royal Brigade house partnered with Friends of Children (FoC) for a training session at Jaihind College of Commerce, Kuran, around 80 km from Pune. As part of our CSR initiative, Extentia has an on-going association with FoC,…
Posted on August 3, 2014
Permalink to ‘Give Blood, Save a Life’– Extentia’s Annual Blood Donation Camp
August 3, 2014: Extentia’s Surbhi Desai recently conducted a training session on positive attitude and body language, as part of the Friends of Children (FoC) residential camp. Our Royal Brigade house has an ongoing association with FoC, a nonprofit organization…
Posted on June 20, 2014
‘Give Blood, Save a Life’– Extentia’s Annual Blood Donation Camp
June 20, 2014:
Extentia’s Infinite house organized a blood donation camp in association with KEM Hospital at our Koregaon Park office. A total of 89 Extentians donated blood and supported this noble cause. A pick-and-drop facility was introduced to enable…
Posted on May 25, 2014
School Kit Drive for Seva Sahyog NGO
May 25, 2014:
Extentia volunteered to help an NGO called Seva Sahyog by making school kit bags for children who belong to various under-privileged schools. This activity was conducted on Sunday, May 25 at 10am at Bal Shikshan Mandir, Mayur…
Posted on April 20, 2014
Visit to Green Tokri Farms with Teach for India Children
April 20, 2014:
Extentia’s Constant Variables house partnered with Teach for India (TFI) and visited the Green Tokri farms on the outskirts of Pune, in Saswad. TFI is a non-profit organization which promotes education in India. Extentians accompanied 40 Teach…
Posted on March 8, 2014
Mock Interview Sessions for Children of FoC
As part of CSR, Extentia conducted mock interview sessions for the students of Friends of Children (FoC). FoC has been running such camps for a few years for the benefit of their penultimate and final year students who…
Posted on March 7, 2014
Extentia’s Charity Raffle a Big Success
March 7, 2014:
As part of our Sakaar activity, we organized a charity raffle with prizes at our Annual Party on March 7, 2014. The draw was for contributions to the Peepal Foundation, where proceeds were to fund child education,…
Posted on January 30, 2014
Extentia Organizes Annual Donation Drive
January 30, 2014:
Extentia’s Unicorn house organized a donation drive called ‘Kapdaa-Kapdee’ to collect clothes, books, stationery, utensils and other useful items. The drive collected over 2000 items from both the offices, including everything from bed linen to stationery. Extentians…
Posted on October 27, 2013
Workshop on Personal and Social Competence
October 27, 2013:
Extentia’s Surbhi Desai recently visited Sangli – around 230 kms from Pune. She held a workshop there on personal and social competence and explained the importance of self belief and understanding. She also discussed positive and negative…
Posted on October 25, 2013
Diwali ‘Clean Our Street’ Drive
October 25, 2013: As part of the Sakaar program, Extentians cleaned up more than just their homes this Diwali. Infinite, the organizing house, arranged for Extentians to join hands with PMC sweepers, members of the Kalyani Nagar Residents’ Association, office…
Posted on October 22, 2013
‘Joy of Giving’ Event with Teach for India
October 22, 2013: Extentia’s Constant Variables house partnered with Teach for India (TFI) to organize ‘Wish Tree’, a fund raising initiative. TFI is a leading non profit organization which promotes education in India. They set up a tree at Extentia…
Posted on October 21, 2013
Extentia Partners with Lion’s Club of Pune – Inaugurates ‘Bird Nesting Project’
October 21, 2013: Extentia’s Infinite house has partnered with Lion’s Club of Pune (LCP), as part of their Sakaar activity. LCP is a non governmental organization aimed at the betterment of society. They inaugurated a ‘Bird Nesting Project’ at Joggers…
Posted on October 20, 2013
Workshop on Social Competence and Peer Pressure for Friends of Children
October 20, 2013: Extentia’s Royal Brigade house is associated with FoC (Friends of Children) and organized a workshop on social competence and peer pressure. The workshop was held at Kasarvadi, around 12 kms from Pune. 30 students from Pune and…
Posted on September 11, 2013
Extentia Works with Niwant to Raise Funds for the Visually Impaired
September 11, 2013: As part of the XPL football tournament, Extentians ‘dribbled for a cause’ this year. Parikrama, the organizing house, brought in Niwant – an organization that works towards empowering the blind. They organized a fund raising initiative for…
Posted on June 28, 2013
‘The Gift of Life’ – Extentia’s Annual Blood Donation Drive
June 28, 2013: As part of the Sakaar program and in line with its ongoing commitment to supporting the local community, Extentia hosted its annual blood donation drive in association with KEM Hospital, Pune. Representatives from the Infinite house organized…
Posted on June 5, 2013
Extentia Celebrates World Environment Day with SWaCH
June 5, 2013: Pune has several waste management issues that need to be addressed urgently. This is why Extentia celebrated World Environment Day this year by working with SWaCH, an NGO based in the city. SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection and…
Posted on May 26, 2013
Extentia Supports School Kit Drive at Seva Sahayog
May 26, 2013: Volunteers from the Unicorns house visited Seva Sahayog, an NGO in Kothrud, to support a school kit drive. The school kits collected were distributed to underprivileged children as part of a program to improve the quality of…
Posted on May 23, 2013
Extentia Visits the Door Step School
May 23, 2013: A team from Extentia’s Spartans house, along with Fred Rossmark, our long-term business partner from Baltimore, gathered for a good cause. The team visited the Door Step School, to learn more about the organisation’s work. They spent…
Posted on May 3, 2013
Extentia Organizes Stationery Collection Drive
May 3, 2013: Extentia’s Spartans house organized a stationery collection drive called “School Chale Hum”, to support their long-term Sakaar partner, the Door Step School. Over the course of 4 days, Extentians collected notebooks, pencils, crayons, storybooks, slates and slate…
Posted on January 26, 2013
Extentia Visits Children of the Door Step School
January 26, 2013: Extentia’s Spartans house has adopted the Door Step School for their Sakaar Long Term Activity. It is an NGO that addresses literacy issues amongst the marginalized sections of the society. It provides education and support to the…
Posted on January 15, 2013
Extentia Partners with Teach For India – Visits Kasturba Gandhi Municipal School, Pune
January 15, 2013: Extentia’s Constant Variables house has partnered with Teach For India (TFI) for their Sakaar Long Term Activity. TFI is a leading non-profit organization which promotes education in India. It recruits college graduates and young professionals to teach…
Posted on December 10, 2012
Workshop on Personal and Social Competence
December 10, 2012:
Extentia’s Surbhi Desai recently traveled to Narayangaon – around 60 kms from Pune. She held a workshop there on personal and social competence and the importance of maintaining a positive frame of mind. She explained the need…
Posted on November 26, 2012
Workshop on Success and Failure Management for Friends of Children
November 26, 2012: Extentia’s Royal Brigade house is associated with FoC (Friends of Children) and organized a workshop on success and failure management. The workshop was held for students of Kavalapur village, around 225 kms from Pune. 18 students from…
Posted on November 4, 2012
Workshop on Emotional Intelligence
November 4, 2012: Extentia’s Surbhi Desai traveled to Manchar, 50 km from Pune, to conduct a workshop on ‘Emotional Intelligence’. This was for another set of FoC students from villages nearby. The event was on the same day as the MS…
Posted on November 4, 2012
MS Office Training for Friends of Children Students
November 4, 2012: Extentia’s Royal Brigade house again organized a session on MS Office and computers for students associated with Friends of Children (FoC). About 35 students from a rural area in Pune district visited Extentia Tower on Sunday, November…
Posted on July 23, 2012
Extentia’s Kapdaa-Kapdee Donation Drive a Big Success
July 23, 2012: Extentia’s Unicorn house organized a donation drive called ‘Kapdaa-Kapdee’ to collect books, clothes, footwear, and other useful items from July 23-31st. The drive collected over 1000 items from both the offices which included everything from clothes to…
Posted on July 9, 2012
Sakaar Partners with the FEED Project
July 9, 2012: ‘FEED the Needy’ is a project started by 18-year old Rukhsheen Vajifdar and her family, about a year and a half ago. They feed thirty homeless poor street dwellers every night. As part of the Sakaar initiative,…
Posted on May 3, 2012
Blood Donation Drive at Extentia
May 3, 2012: Nearly 80 Extentians gathered enthusiastically to donate blood. The drive was organized by volunteers from the Parikrama House and carried out by the blood bank. Donations went smoothly that morning, and for their efforts, Extentians were awarded…
Posted on March 9, 2012
Sakaar Raffle at our Annual Party
March 9, 2012: As always, a charity raffle with prizes was held at our Annual Party on March 9, 2012. The draw was for contributions to the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), where the proceeds were to fund support patient…
Posted on December 21, 2011
Extentia Visits Orphaned Children at SOFOSH
December 21, 2011:
On December 21st a team from Extentia visited “Shreevatsa” – a child care centre run by SOFOSH (Society of Friends of Sasoon Hospital). SOFOSH provides orphaned and abandoned children – up to the age of six years – with a…
Posted on August 21, 2011
Microsoft Office Training Session for Friends of Children (FoC) Students
August 21, 2011: Volunteers from Extentia’s Royal Brigade house instructed FoC students on the use of Microsoft Office software. The session was held Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Extentia’s ITT premises, with Extentians taking time to come in during a holiday. Around 44…
Posted on July 8, 2011
Extentia Celebrates with the children of the Poona Blind School
July 8, 2011: The Infinite house at Extentia, organized a visit to the Poona Blind School in Koregaon Park, to celebrate the birthdays of the children there. The event was held on Friday, July 8, 2011. There was cake, balloons, party hats, presents,…
Posted on March 8, 2011
Sakaar Raffle at Annual Party
March 8, 2011: A charity raffle was run at the 12th Annual Party on March 8, 2011. Many attractive prizes enticed Extentians to buy tickets. The draw was a big success. All proceeds were donated to Connecting, an organization that dedicates its efforts…
Posted on February 18, 2011
Magic Show (not only) for Deep Griha children
February 18, 2011: On February 18, 2011, Extentia invited Aas Mohammad Khan and his cousin Babban Khan, the famous street magicians from Delhi, to hold a magic show for the children of the Deep Griha Society. Not only the kids, but also the…
Posted on February 8, 2011
Jaipur foot camp – Lions Clubs International
February 18, 2011: In course of a donation of six Jaipur feet , several Extentians attended the Jaipur foot camp organized by Lions Club International at Mahavir Prathisthan on February 8, 2011. At this camp, artificial limbs were provided to the physically challenged…
Posted on December 22, 2010
Christmas Party with Children from Deep Griha Society
December 22, 2010: Extentia celebrated Christmas with 30 children from the Deep Griha Society. Deep Griha is an organization that supports education for underprivileged children. As part of the event the children made greeting cards and decorations. There was…
Posted on October 10, 2010
Diwali Celebration with Deep Griha
October 10, 2010: Diwali – the festival of lights – is the most celebrated festival in India. Extentia celebrates every year by hosting a party for children from less privileged sections of society. The children are all beneficiaries of Deep Griha Society, an…
Posted on May 19, 2010
Donation to school in Akule
May 19, 2010: Some of our team enjoyed a heart warming experience when they donated a computer to a small school in Akule. A power cut may have stopped the computer from working, but the children entertained everyone with some songs. In the…
Posted on February 13, 2010
Friends of Children
February 13, 2010: Friends of Children (FoC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2003 by a group of individuals. Their objective is to facilitate a better economic future for underprivileged children, by sponsoring the higher education of deserving students. This would give them…
Posted on December 5, 2009
World AIDS Day – Fun Run
December 5, 2009: In recognition and support of World AIDS Day (1 December), several Extentians took time to participate in the ‘Race against AIDS’ – a charity run to spread social awareness about HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Charity Run was part of Pune International…
Posted on September 14, 2009
Children’s Day celebration at Poona School for the Blind, Koregaon Park
September 14, 2009: With chocolates you can make every child happy; we did when we visited the kids of the Blind School in Koregaon Park and joined them for dinner.
Posted on August 10, 2009
Nutrition Food Donation to Khelghar
August 10, 2009: Through a donation of food, Sakaar supported the work of Khelghar, an organization working for the education of poor children living in Pune’s Laxminagar slum. Khelghar also supports children by providing after-school training and books, paying school fees, and more.
Posted on June 25, 2009
Cash donation to Shreevatsa Orphanage
June 25, 2009: Shreevatsa cares for infants and children without families. While they make all efforts to find adoptive parents for the children, it doesn’t work out for every child, some of whom are physically and / or mentally challenged. Sakaar supported Shreevatsa…
Posted on February 7, 2009
Musical event for CPAA on the occasion of ‘Rose Day’
June 25, 2009: Extentia took part in a ‘Rose Day’ event, organized by CPAA (Cancer Patient Aid Association), an NGO providing support for medicines and laser treatment. The event was featured a dance group and the band ‘Harmonica Lovers Society’. Extentia donated Rs…
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