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“As I reflect back on my six years of association with United Way Bengaluru I feel privileged to have been provided an opportunity to create an impact through a credible platform called United Way.” - Sabu Thomas, found board member of United Way Bengaluru
Sabu Thomas firmly believes in the philosophy of United Way and has been a keen participant and volunteer in all the activities of the Bengaluru chapter. Till recently, he was the Chairperson of United Way Bengaluru, spearheading many developments in the organization and helping it meet important milestones.
Wake The Lake campaign was born out of his concern for the lack of a platform to discuss the dying lakes of the city. Awareness on the issue was limited. Communities living around the lakes lacked a clear way to engage with the government or to protect and preserve the water bodies. This is when the campaign towards restoration, preservation and securing of the city’s lakes, was conceptualized and implemented. Today, the campaign has grown. The Government Lakes Department is ever willing to work with United Way and states that the lakes under the campaign have witnessed greater community participation, are well kept, protected, and are home to enhanced bio diversity.
Mr Sabu Thomas continues to sit on the Board of United Way Bengaluru. He champions the cause of the organization striving for a better quality of life for individuals and the community at large.