Sakaar is the name we ascribe to our corporate social responsibility effort to help make a difference within the community. The name is derived from the Hindi word ‘Sakaar’, which means ‘to realize, fulfill or achieve’.
Since the launch of Sakaar in 2001, whether it’s promoting various career development programs, running healthcare boot camps, or contributing to donation drives, we ensure that our corporate social responsibility programs add value to the community one step at a time.
Our objective is simple – promoting learning and development, empowering young adults, developing strong leaders, and championing for the advancement of the community through various initiatives and long-term partnerships. We take our company social responsibility seriously and work closely with established social organizations and support new initiatives each year.
Recent Sakaar Activity
Extentia’s Computer Donation Drive
Extentia recently donated 60 computers to several organizations, schools, and individuals intending at contributing to their IT infrastructure requirements. The activity was carried out by all six houses of the company – with each house given an opportunity to give out 10 machines. Members from all the houses participated in the initiative wholeheartedly and arranged for the computers to reach the recipients with help from Extentia’s admin team that ensured a safe delivery for each machine. As part of the drive, 4 machines were physically delivered to a school in a remote location in Karnataka – a thank you program for which, arranged by the school, was attended by Extentia.
A Session on Body Language
Extentia conducted a virtual training session, ‘Body Language’ for the students of Friends of Children (FoC) over Skype on Sunday, August 9. More than 65 students from places across Maharashtra attended the training program. Spanning over two hours, the session included training pertaining to interview preparation – including things to be kept in mind while preparing as well as appearing for an interview. A well-thought-through combination of a lecture, a PowerPoint presentation, a series of videos, a short Q&A, and a carefully curated quiz, the thoroughly informative training was well-received by the attendees.
Children's Day Special in Collaboration with Poveda Foundation
On November 14, Extentia held an activity in association with Poveda Foundation, an NGO that works towards providing better means of education to children from low-income communities. Around 20 students from the foundation's computer class presented their dream business ideas that ranged from shopping malls, stationery stores, flying cars, and confectioneries. The presentations were followed by detailed feedback that Extentians shared with the aspiring young minds. They were acquainted with important presentation skills and things to be considered while planning a business. The session concluded with some refreshments as the children gave each Extentia member present in the audience, a little token of appreciation on behalf of Poveda.
Sakaar in Pictures
We would like to thank all our contributors – past and present – who have supported us in our work.
Our CSR policy elucidates the idea behind our Sakaar program, which is strategized on the strong premise of responsibility towards social issues.
Do you want to learn more about Sakaar? Do you want to help or do you have an idea on how to make Pune a better place? If you are a social work organization and need a partner don’t hesitate to contact us.