What gave birth to a thought called PANKH?
It is a social initiative conceptualised by ELEMENTS Architects for young students of Rural India.
The intention of PANKH is to give a glimpse of various career possibilities, differently. Practicing as well as retired senior professionals from various industries, practices and services offer career guidance.
1. Students : From final year of schooling who are on threshold of deciding their career choice.
2. Parents : Most of them from farming community, who can support and motivate their children in realising their dream.
3. School : Teachers from school get a deeper and relevant understanding of existing and future career opportunities from professionals in the field.
4. Village : Frequent visits by these professionals to villages helps villagers to understand and appreciate different perspectives of various professions and doing successful/ profitable businesses. The community at large in the villages also engages very actively in the conduct of this program.
5. Speakers : It goes without saying that this exposure also provides a glimpse of the ground realities.
ELEMENTS Architects has been fortunate enough in working with a wide spectrum of Customers. This exposure has stimulated a thought process of utilising their knowledge and skills for a social initiative in field of career guidance. Our customers, may be a Managing Director of a Manufacturing Company or an Engineering conglomerate, a Head of Human Resource Development who is engaged in upgrading talent for his organisation or an artist who was the Dean of renowned school of arts to showcase how to follow your Passion. Professionals like Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Advocates, Architects and others who are successfully managing their practices also engage with the students. A PhD degree holder Agriculturist, General Manager of a large Tourism Organisation, an Indian Administrative Services officer and Defence Personnel rendering Selfless service to the Nation also participate in the program.
Since 2015, PANKH has engaged with over 1000 Students from villages of Ranjani & Sawargaon in Pune District.