Mudiyum! - We Can and We Will

We will be the Change we want to see in the World!

  • 21st July
    2011
  • 21

Can this happen? Mudiyuma?

People always want to offer help! It gives them immense pleasure and satisfaction when they help others, then what is stopping is from helping out? This question has been on my mind for quite some time now.. I was thinking of various reasons.. But could not conclude on anything! But few of them are listed below

  1. Time - It is a very big differentiating factor, there is this inertia to just find the right time to do something. And often we are busy with our own work trying to help ourselves ;-) And we keep waiting for that “time” to come 
  2. Money - Money according to me is the last thing that we can offer people. Anyone can offer money, It is always about going that extra mile to do something which is much more valuable than money.
  3. Don’t know where to start - Most of us need someone to take the lead, and we are happy to follow. 

So at MUDIYUM we are thinking about a few things..

I tried a few things personally that worked really well, i am very passionate about photography(I am not a pro, but i try to learn and read few things here and there to do better). I always pestered my near and dear ones to pose for me. So i thought why not i offer this - I was ready to click Portraits for people to post it on their facebook ;-) and in return of that favor, people would donate to a charity of my choice. This worked really well! What i continued to observe was, each one of us have some hobby or the other, like singing, cooking, photography etc etc, and if we offer to help someone who wants these services, and in return they can donate! So the one who offers help and the one who receives it, both are happy that they did something for the community!

Let’s see how we could use technology to create a platform that would make it easy for people to offer and receive help!

Mudiyuma? - Ofcourse Yes! mudiyum! mudiyum! mudiyum!

Photo - Manikandan - The Driving force behind Mudiyum

  • 18th July
    2011
  • 18

What did we feel about our recent visit to “Bharath Annai Illam”

I asked Team MCW India how did they feel about their visit..  Here goes…

"Last Saturday we went to a wonderful place called "Bharath Annai Illam". we helped & made the children’s to play, dance, etc…. I will never forget this children’s, this place in my life…."
Abishankar

"It was my long time dream to help the needy. It came true by our company. The kids were been a very big inspiration for us. Very happy to be part of their dream."
Anand

"Nothing is impossible"
Amalan

"I feel proud to be a part of "Mudiyum" and this is the first step for us to create smiles and satisfaction for the kids whom I met. Let us help further to fulfill their dreams..and a lot more should be done from our side(Mudiyum) in coming days!"
Balaji

"When-ever I go for any cause..I’ll recall my words "There are things to do a thing". At the Orphanage, on seeing the kids I felt the expectations, vision in their eyes. I had some conversations with few kids over there.
The little girl Revathi M., admired me with her innocence, her silence, the way she speaks.

I feel embarrassed when I stood in their place of being one of them..it’s pained more. I pacified myself as I am holding hands for them from “Mudiyum” cause.

Though I am not a spiritual person but I am with more eager of ‘being human’..by saying “All for peace; Peace for all..! “
Jagadeesh

"I realy very happy to introduced such a wonderful place to MyCityWay. First I thought we are going to give some donation amount and sweets etc to those children’s, but after I knew we are accept to construct a room for them, I am so happy about this."
Jeeva

"I am really Happy for being a part of Mudiyum. We Planned to Help Those Children and People , and its executed Through MyCityWay Mudiyum.Thanks to MyCityWay for giving such an opportunity, and Loved to do More and More….."
JK

"Enjoy visit the wonderful Bharath Annai Illam Orphanage, the smiles that make us smile back and enjoy an experience. I really hope I have the opportunity to return sometime soon!"
Karthikeyan.NL

"On that last Saturday really i enjoyed with the peoples and children’s in "Barath Annai Illam.

Really i saw a them happiness in those faces and make me too happy with us.

Thanks to “Mudiyum”(MyCityWay) to make the opportunity to me…”
Karthikeyan.M

"Our values, aren’t about pointing fingers. They are about offering something to those Little Angels". Mudiyum Did it…"
Kesavaraj

"Service to Humanity is service to God" There is no better way to serve God other than this. I could feel the smile of god on Saturday."
Kumaravelan

"One of my long term wish was came true on last Saturday. Really it was so amazing and emotion filled moments. When i talked with each and every kids i comes to know that they were simply awesome kids .. they have their goal, love , passion and very sad background . I must do something for them… and hope will do it for sure at least two of the Kids named Anjali and Thulasi raja…"
Naveen

"last Saturday, I Never Forget in my life, i learned lot from there." Awesome. "MUDIYUM" We Can."
Prasath

"Had a great day in Bharath illam. We made unforgettable day with them. Till this day, i had no opportunity to help children. Through MCW i did it, and will be continuing."
Ponsingh

"i am really proud to a part of "Mudiyum". This is my first ever experience and I enjoyed lot with the children

I felt very happy on spending time there and at the end filled with tears when they said thanks altogether !!!!
Thanks a lot to MyCityWay and feel very proud and happy for being a part of “MUDIYUM”. Wish to continue this good work continuously …”
Ranjith

"16-07-2011 important day in my life i am really impressed. Thanks to rajesh,Vivin give the opportunity to go that place. We need to collect lot of funds to improve that children’s carrier."
Palanisamy

"I love to be a part of such an association. So many people have a thought to help others but this doesn’t get nourished always and so they go by the way their life directs them. I was one among such kind but after becoming a part of this association, I explored myself in it. Nothing lies beyond the extent of our hand.
-Proud to be a member of Mudiyum !!!!..”
Ramesh

"Really happy to be a part of mudiyum … What i saw there was: children with big dreams.. Only the education can make their dreams come true .. So let us help them and i feel this is the greatest blessing for us …"
Sasi


"Last Saturday one of unforgettable day in my life, I saw very good talent and energetic boosters (Kids).All are Very awesome."
Sivachandran

"Last Saturday, wonderful day in my life, same time lot of thing learn from child, Thanks to MCW , I am very proud to one of the family member in MCW, Thanks Boss"
Sivaraj

"First My Great Thanks to My Bosses and MD and Vice-Presidents to make this opportunity to us…

First we want to great clap for that children’s because now itself they have dream & aim to become a Doctor, Engineer, IPS, IAS, Military Force, etc„,

Really on that day, we saw the lot of Happiness from those children’s Face. First they started to play with us after that they became our Friends with us. The Great Highlight is a boy play chess with me and win the game.

The Few childres name i never forget them called Anjali, Thulasi, Vijayakanth, Dhanasekar„, Hearty Thanks to Everyone to make this Event sucessfully and make happily.

Actually this is not a social service; this is a Duty to remind our few relations in the Earth we are missing like this.

So, please help to save our Relations….

Mudiyum - Elloralum Help Panna Mudiyum.

Thanks (MUDIYUM-MYCITYWAY) Family.”
Sakthivel

"Last Saturday was the day i realized humanity still exists. There are many hearts to help but don’t know how.

For this event Myself and anand invited a friend of ours who works in other Company was much interested and he plans to organize his colleagues and sponsor what they could for every month to ‘Bharath annai illam’. I did not expect such mannered kids to be in a place like that. They thanked each and every time they get something.

The kids had quite big ambitions of becoming IAS,IPS and Army which is to be respected. On the whole I am proud of our company to take this initiative.”
Somu

"Really heart touching moment", Need to give maximum support to them…."
Vijayakumar

"Proud to be a part in mudiyum to help others"
Vimal


  • 18th July
    2011
  • 18
  • 17th July
    2011
  • 17

First step towards a better India!

So what is MUDIYUM?

Mudiyum is a tamil word which translates to “Can” or “Possible”.

WHY Mudiyum?

My friend vijay pointed me to a tweet that said - “Tweeting about changing the nation is like a construction worker working from home!” He also has a blog post on it which can be found here.  It hit us hard… We always wanted to do something for the nation.. for the people.. for our community.. Mycityway itself as a product is all about serving the community and people and their needs to explore places around them… We decided that we will stop the talking, blogging, tweeting, facebook status updates etc etc and plunge straight into action, and that is how “MUDIYUM” was born! The word itself is so powerful, keep saying it four times, and you will FEEL the magic!

WHAT did we do?

We had a meeting with Team MCW India (50 Heroes), and shared this idea with them, for every Rupee they donate, MCW will match it and we will use the funds to help our community. The difference is, we do not just collect and donate, every month we will visit a chosen ashram or location, and we will spend the entire day with them, hear about their needs, and DO IT for them! So, last saturday,  team MCW India visited this beautiful Place - “Bharath Annai Illam” in Thudiyalur in coimbatore district. They spoke, they danced, they played, they listened, they helped, they fed, they enjoyed… They learned.. They taught… They did everything possible to see those amazing kids “SMILE”. More than the help we offered the kids, we helped ourselves. We realized how important it is to go and do something special for people like them. There was a lot to learn for US from those little ones! It is an awesome feeling!

What do we Plan to do?

We plan to keep the momentum going, we are planning to construct rooms for those kids! We will make sure they get proper education along with their basic needs! We will adopt this community and do everything possible for them.. Once we make sure they are all taken care of, we will find many more ashrams in and around coimbatore and do the same for them! So it is the First step towards a better Coimbatore! 

Why do we SHOW OFF and WHY does everyone need to know what we are doing?

There are so many IT Companies in coimbatore, in tamil nadu, in india and in the entire WORLD! As Mahatma Gandhi rightfully said - “You must be the change you want to see in the world” - we want to see the world changing! we want to see more and more companies and startups doing this! and HENCE we are proud to SHOW OFF (if you may call it so!)