My Big Leap: Joining Genesis Foundation
April 17, 2020
‘The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.’- Steve Jobs
The reason why I want you to pay attention to these words by Steve Jobs is that they’re correct when it comes down to the concept of contentment in life.
I’ve been working for almost 5 years now, in different roles, with different organizations and I’ve had that regular progression in my career where I grew from a college graduate to an experienced professional. But what do you do when a certain salary figure stops feeling purposeful enough? Or when your day lacks that push?
You always look for what’s missing. You look for what’s missing from your work profile. And I found that ‘missing’ in the Genesis Foundation. Genesis Foundation is known for providing the required treatment for critically ill children.
I have always had a soft spot for children. Working with them is exciting, vigorous and you always get to learn from them. It might be tiresome but working with them gives you a sense of purpose. Their resilience is an inspiration to every adult. They’re some of the bravest and strongest fighters. But the reality is harsh for children, because they are also some of the most vulnerable physically and emotionally.
Children who are diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) require advanced cardiac care and medical intervention to lead a healthy life. Every year in India more than 200,000 children are born with CHD and almost 1/5th of these children require medical aid in their first year of life. Financial constraints, hesitant community behaviour, lack of awareness etc. are just some of the reasons why children don’t get the required medical aid in India.
However, Genesis Foundation is trying to change these statistics. They are making the world a better place by providing adequate paediatric cardiac care to the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of the society, one child at a time. This is what has personally inspired me to join the organization and work towards a benevolent goal. Working for Genesis Foundation will give me a chance to be a part of the treatment for critically ill children from diverse backgrounds and help me learn all the while. The social responsibility will also help me grow as an individual.
Genesis Foundation provides treatment for critically ill children with Congenital Heart Defects.
Genesis Foundation’s need for ongoing creativity gives me a renewed sense of motivation to strive for even better goals for the organization. Moreover, it’ll drive me to devise ways of reaching out to people in newer and innovative ways. I am certain that working with the foundation will leave me positively empowered, along with polishing my professional skills.
To be a part of Genesis Foundation for me is equivalent to doing work that I love in the hope of making a profound impact on the most vulnerable lives. And the added perks include meeting amazing little beings from the ‘tiny but mighty’ league. I’m telling you they’re better than Justice League and Avengers, because they’re the real heroes fighting for their precious little heart.
– Contributed by Monisa Nadeem