Visit to Oliver’s village Tata Africa Holdings  |  South Africa
TAHL, TACSA and TASP employees were encouraged to contribute their time to Oliver’s Village in Putfontein, Benoni. Following a site inspection held earlier on in the month, the volunteers painted 20 kiosks recently erected to serve as a Flea Market. These kiosks are contained in a fenced off area within the bigger campus of Oliver’s Village. The volunteers also tackled the palisade fencing around the area as well, which had rusted in places. Some of the volunteers also spent time with the children from the Early Childhood Development Centre at Oliver’s Village. Kitted out in their traditional gear in celebration of Heritage Day, a public holiday in South Africa, the children were only too happy to entertain the visitors! The Early Childhood Development Centre cares for 120 disadvantaged children from the ages 1 to 5 years. Many children come from families affected by the AIDS/HIV epidemic. TAHL ‘s relationship with Oliver’s Village began early this year. Oliver’s Village currently manages four social projects which include the Early Childhood Development Centre, Educational Learning Centre, Computer Training Centre, the Agri-business, Home Bakery and other enterprise projects.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Kolkata
Employees of TSPDL organized a full day of fun filled event at Tollygunge Homes, an old age home. The objective of the event was to bring smiles to the faces of the elderly people. Around 50 residents participated in various events like dance competition, singing songs, passing the parcel, one minute game, housie, etc & won exciting prizes. These events were followed by the lunch for them which was served by TSPDL employees. At last the program concluded with distribution goodies to all the residents.
  Blood donation camp The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
A blood donation camp was organized for the employees of TCIL. Employees of almost all the departments of the company participated and made it a grand success. Around 100 units of blood were collected from the donors. This was done under the supervision of a team of Doctors & others from Jamshedpur Volunteer Blood Donors Association. Every donor was given a gift as a token of appreciation by Tinplate Company.
  Plantation drive Tata Motors  |  Sanand
A tree plantation drive 2017-18, an integral part of Vasundhra- the environment arm of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was launched by the Plant Head in Sanand Taluka. The tree plantation event was organised in partnership with Manav Seva Trust which is an NGO partner of Tata Motors Sanand. As many as 77 employees from Tata Motors Sanand participated in the drive as volunteers. Several school kids from Sanand and women from Aanganwadi also took part in the campaign for ‘Clean Sanand, Green Sanand’. The plantation drive will be carried out in phases in Sanand by CSR team during the year. In last three years, 33,587 saplings and trees have been planted by the volunteers of Tata Motors Sanand under the various CSR activities. The objectives of ‘Vasundhara’ are to enhance the green cover in the region through extensive tree plantation and to create sustainable water supply sources, water harvesting and alternative sources of energy.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Motors  |  Pune
A Tata Motors employee and family members visited “Kinara Vruddhashram” near Kanhe Phata and donated needy items & grocery.
  Stationary donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Katra
8 Volunteers from Ginger Hotel Katra visited the Government Primary school in Kundroria. They distributed stationary to 30 students in the school.
  Plantation drive Tata Motors  |  Pune
A team of 85 volunteers planted 100+ trees in Morwadi Shamshan Bhoomi.
  Weekend classes for students Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Lucknow are celebrating the spirit of volunteering during the weekends by empowering the students of Prerna Girls. TCS associates are assisting these students by honing their functional English, soft skills and software programming skills. They also celebrated Play Doh day with the students to explore their creativity.
  Quiz competition Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Pantnagar
A day long program was organised for the children of National Association for Blinds, Haldwani. Activities like quiz competition, singing competition and musical chair were planned and all the children of NAB participated in all the activities enthusiastically. Prizes were distributed to the winners of activities. Employees of Pantnagar unit participated along with children in events like quiz and antakshari.
  Adult literacy classes for women Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Adult Literacy Program (ALP) is a key CSR initiative of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) that aims to eradicate the pervasive illiteracy using in-house Computer Based Functional Literacy (CBFL) tool. This program is deployed in tandem with non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Government Organizations and Educational Institutes in the region. During Tata Volunteering Week (TVW) 8, TCS Lucknow Volunteers contributed in this program by assisting the women trainers to learn to conduct adult literacy classes using CBFL tool.
  Blood donation drive Tata Motors  |  Mumbai
8 employees of Tata Motors donated blood in a Blood donation drive organized at Tata Motors, Ahura Centre-Andheri office in collaboration with Blood Bank of Tata Memorial (Cancer) Hospital - Parel, Mumbai.
  Skill development Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
IT Employability is TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)' Affirmative Action Program that aims to nurture the interpersonal, reasoning and technical skills of the rural Engineering students through employee volunteering. The associates from TCS Lucknow conducted sessions on Business communication and Reasoning skills for the IT Employability students during the ongoing Tata Volunteering Week (TVW) 8. These students strongly believe that this program paves the path for them to easily move into the ever-evolving Information Technology (IT) Sector.
  Painting a school Tata Motors  |  Mumbai
Employees of Tata Motors took part in a wall painting activity in collaboration with Colaba Municipal School. Volunteers painted various messages through pictures for awareness of the students.
  Sessions on soft skills and English Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
School for Potential Advancement and Restoration of Confidence (SPARC) India is TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) Lucknow’s regional Corporate Sustainability partner and is working relentlessly towards uplifting the specially able youths in the region. TCS Lucknow associates are assisting the specially able beneficiaries of SPARC India by conducting periodic sessions on soft skills and English.
  English classes Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Under the Empower initiative, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Lucknow’s volunteers helped the office support staff to hone their functional English skills. This initiative has helped the learners to gain confidence in English speaking and establish a better connect with the Employees in the office. On the other hand, the feeling of empowering the not-so-privileged gives contentment to the volunteers.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Motors  |  Pune
PV- Car Plant team visited Kinara, an old age in Kamshet. The team spent time with the residents, assessed their needs and donated grocery, eatables and fruits.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Motors  |  Mumbai
Employees of Tata Motors visited an old age home where volunteers interacted with the elder people, donated the grocery items for them and sung songs to bring smile on their faces.
  NGO stalls Tata Communications  |  Multiple locations
NGOs put up stalls and fairs during the festive season and sell the likes of decorated diyas, paper bags, gift envelopes, notebooks, etc., to raise funds for the needy. Tata communications volunteers got a chance to step into their shoes for a day, indulged in various craft activities and showcased their creativity to the best to support the NGOs.
  Making learning aids Tata Communications  |  Multiple locations
Schools and NGOs are in constant need of charts, models, flash cards and other learning aids. Visually impaired children learn the basics of shapes, alphabets, textures, etc., through touch and feel. Tata Communications volunteers from Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata put their best foot forward to make creative learning aids for schools and also for visually impaired children.
  Sport day for children Tata Communications  |  Chennai
Every child has the right to holistic education, sports & play are an intrinsic part of that. Many children have limited access to interactive playgrounds. Children from underprivileged background are no different, and sports help them gain a considerable level of confidence. Tata Communications Chennai volunteers, spent a day volunteering at the Sports Day for 200 government school children, and engaged them over various track and field events. The events included 100m, 200m, relay race, short put, and long jump.
  Plantation drive Tata Communications  |  Multiple locations
Climate change has adverse effect on our planet, and adapting to it is critical to improving livelihoods. Natural resources are best protected when the locals play an active role in protecting the environment. Our volunteers at Pune and Hyderabad engaged in a cleanliness and plantation drive with children, interacted with the local communities and learned about the value that the plants will add to their livelihoods. Volunteers at Pune and Kolkata enthusiastically participated in cleanliness and tree plantation drive and planted a total of 3925 trees.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Jamshedpur
A team of 17 volunteers planted trees inside the hotel premises.
  Blood donation camp Indian Hotels  |  Hyderabad
Taj Krishna Hyderabad organised a blood donation camp for all its associates. Red Cross Society was a partner in conducting this camp. The volunteers were able to donate 25units of blood to the Red Cross Blood Bank, which will be used for the treatment of children who are suffering from thalassaemia.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
Taj West End, Bangalore organized a cleanliness drive wherein volunteers came forward to drive and implement the idea of cleanliness in and around the hotel. The initiative covered the cleaning of the periphery areas of the hotel and neighbourhood. Deep cleaning of the periphery areas made area look spick and span. The initiative also managed to create a lot of public awareness as it sent out a strong message about the importance of cleanliness.
  Blood donation camp Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Pantnagar
Blood donation camp was organized at Pantnagar plant of TSPDL in association with Dr Susheel Tiwari Governemnt Hospital, Haldwani. Several employees, customers and suppliers participated in the camp.
  Awareness walk Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
Green Walkathon took steps ahead commencing from Taj West End Staff gate at Crescent Road to Taj West End Main Gate at Race Course Road. Hotel mobilized around 30-35 volunteers from different departments who carried placards with messages. The volunteers across hotels and departments come together despite of busy schedule. The support from the leadership team and police force made it possible for the event to be a successful one.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Tirupur
Ginger hotel Tirupur team undertook a plantation drive planted the trees in a temple area.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Teleservices  |  Hyderabad
11 people from Hyderabad prepay sales team visited an orphanage Divya Disha. This orphanage houses 18 kids. The volunteers came to know the kids love cricket, so there was a match played with the kids after which kids were gifted a cricket kit, some toys, books and crayons.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Tirupur
Ginger hotel Tirupur team undertook a cleanliness drive wherein the associates cleaned one of the temple area in Tirupur. They enthusiastically took up brooms and garbage bags to clean up the area.
  Visit to a school Tata Teleservices  |  Gujarat
The Gujarat Geography Head along with 13 other volunteers visited Navrachit school. Navrachit school operates from a trailer for nearby slum children, school children were encouraged to sing and dance and actively interact with the volunteers.
  Blood donation drive Tata Elxsi  |  Bangalore
Tata Elxsi’s Bangalore center organized a blood donation initiative. 164 volunteers donated blood to Narayana Hrudayalaya, Victoria Hospital and St John’s Hospital. Personnel from all the three hospitals were very happy with the turnout. This noble initiative from the volunteers have the potential of saving close to 500 lives.
  Making diyas Tata Teleservices  |  Delhi
21 employees volunteered at the Blind Relief Association, Delhi (BRAD). The Blind Relief Association focuses on providing education and training to the visually challenged, enabling them to realize their potential and be self-reliant. They contributed in paper bags making, painting of Diwali diyas, candle & diya making and packaging. Few of them also recorded their voice for Hindi books reading for visually challenged students of BRAD. All these items will be sold during the upcoming Diwali Bazar in BRAD which is the main source of their income.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.