Sports4Smiles : An event for the children of GKHPS Kodigehalli


Target International supports Akshara’s In-school program in Hoskote and libraries in Bangalore. Recently, they organized an event in the GKHPS Kodigehalli school in Bangalore to promote sports by improving their Sports infrastructure and organizing games for children. Read a first-hand experience of the day from one of our Volunteers : GuruPrasad Bhat from Target.
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Physical education or Sports is an important part of a child’s life since it promotes good health, relieves boredom and helps kids stay focused. With this belief, the Marketing and Property Developing team of Target International focused primarily on building sports infrastructure of the GKHPS Kodigehalli school on 29th June 2012. The infrastructure improvement included providing a dedicated sports room, sporting equipments as well as organizing a Sports Day for the children. The the full-day volunteering session which saw 39 employees participating, included painting and refurbishing one of the rooms and purchase of sporting equipment like basket balls, a cricket set, footballs, Volley balls Skipping ropes etc. For the sports day, the children competed in various events like cricket, basket ball, aim the wicket, flying disc , athletics and won prizes for each of the events.
The Target team also took the efforts of repairing approximately 30 school benches and desks, which were unused due to breakage and hence  the children were made to sit on the floor. Glad that we could gift them their benches.
All in all, it was a great event, which also taught us a lot.

GuruPrasad Bhat,
Marketing Team,
Target International

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