Update No. 4      
  Donating smokeless chullas Tata Sponge Iron  |  Odisha
The volunteers visited a Residential Girls School at Basudebpur in Kandara GP, where 381 students are receiving their education from primary to high school standard. The volunteers had a great time interacting with them and explaining to them - Child rights as derived in UNCRC, Child Citizenship, Pursuing career, becoming Self-sufficient, Hygiene & Sanitation, taught about Yoga, etc. The Tata Sponge management donated two “Smokeless Chulla” to this school, which would be beneficial in terms of consuming less firewood and less-time to cook in a smoke-free environment. The students and teachers have informed with the support of Tata Sponge the CAL (Computer Aided Learning) classes are running smoothly and enabling a faster learning.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mangalore
The volunteers participated in a cleanliness drive and cleaned footpath and road adjacent to the hotel. 32 employees actively took part in the Hygiene & cleanliness drive and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  Visit to a youth centre Indian Hotels   |  Coimbatore
The volunteers visited Youth4jobs, a non-profit organization, which helps to skill the most vulnerable and unreached to help the country meet its demographic dividend. The volunteers spent time with the youth and empowered every individual with disability by explaining about the Job opportunities that they could access & distributed Pastries, Snacks and Clothes.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Thane
15 volunteers of Ginger Thane shared their efforts in cleaning hotel periphery and surrounding area. Team took the commitment to maintain the cleaning of extensively used footpath in front of the hotel which is used by daily commuters.
  Blood donation drive Tata Business Support Services  |  Chennai
32 Tata BSS volunteers & 2 family members participated in blood donation camp in Chennai. The volunteers were infused with the Tata Volunteering week spirit and came on their week-off to donate blood.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels   |  Aurangabad
The volunteers organized a cleanliness drive through Hotel Periphery. With this motto Team Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad Maharashtra led by senior leaders initiated the Tata Volunteering Week – 6 and cleaned hotel periphery.
  Non-profit/ Self-help group stalls Tata Business Support Services  |  Hyderabad
The office created a vibrant market place for NGOs’ and Self Help Groups mostly from affirmative action background to sell their products at two of the Tata BSS Office premises in Hyderabad. They displayed varied products like hand-made shoes, jute handbags, wallets, etc. The employees were impressed by the range of products put up by three different self-help groups
  Tree Idiots program Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
The "TREE IDIOTS" program launched at Mithapur is a multi-purpose initiative for mapping the tree biodiversity and the associated avi-fauna (birds) at Mithapur. Apart from establishing a database on tree species diversity and population, this exercise will also give an understanding of the lean periods for fruiting and flowering trees. Species selection for future plantation programs will be done such that they help fill the lean period gaps and we can have fruiting and flowering cycles round the year to ensure sustenance of bird and insect biodiversity. This exercise is expected to be completed in two months' time through voluntary support from employees, family members and retired employees who are also recording nesting indices to help understand the tree species preference by birds for nesting and roosting. This is the first ever such comprehensive exercise for Mithapur being done by volunteers. Needless to mention, apart from raising conservation awareness amongst employees and Mithapurians, this will also be a first step in the direction of understanding the carbon sequestration capacity of Mithapur trees. The program has been named "TREE IDIOTS" and the Tree Idiots (volunteers) shall take care to remove nails from tree trunks if they so happen to come across. The purpose is to arouse reverence, respect and care for our flora and fauna. Bird identification posters, sparrow nest box and pamphlets on snakes of Mithapur are being distributed to the Mithapur community as a part of this exercise.
  Teaching classes for dropout students Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Bangalore
Tata Consulting Engineers at Bangalore kick started the TATA Engage 6 by visiting Community College and meeting the Principal to understand about community college. The team found that they need teachers for 10th drop out students. Employees took it as a challenge and promised the Principal that all the 162 students will be cleared in first attempt. Teaching classes start from 12th Sep 2016.
  Conducting computer literacy classes Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Sanatkada (Sanat - Craft and Kada - Home) is a Lucknow based NGO and a Corporate Sustainability partner of TCS. Their aim is to bring forth the hidden talent and the art spread across the country to the end user while ensuring that the artisans are not exploited. The associates at TCS Lucknow, aided in strengthening this talent by synergizing it with Basic Computer Literacy skills through the Tata Volunteering Week 6 Initiative. The main objective was to train and empower the underprivileged women with permanent IT skills, enabling them to bridge the gap between creativity and technology and to match up to the pace of recent times.
  Celebrating International Literacy day Tata Metaliks  |  Kharagpur
International Literacy day Tata Metaliks celebrated the 50th International Literacy day and organised a session on the theme: “Reading the past, Writing the future”. Ms. Chandmoni Kunkal, Propriter of M/S Kunkal Enterprise, a tribal lady who also provides training on entrepreneurship shared her success story with villages present on this occasion. She inspired the villagers by sharing her past experience. 56 villagers including SHG of the village participated in progamme.
  Visit to a primary school Tata Motors   |  Jamshedpur
Employee Volunteers from CCE Division went to the Government Primary School at viilage Tupudang and met the Principal, Teachers and students. The had a lively interaction with the student, encouraged them to come to school daily, study diligently and respect their teachers, elders and parents, They were also apprised about health, hygiene and nutrition. One of the volunteers worked out ways to make the school digital by providing a computer, internet access and other applications like skype. Lastly the children enjoyed watching Tom and Jerry and other cartoons displayed through a mobile telephone set of a volunteer.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Starbucks  |  Bangalore
Partners from TATA Starbucks Koramangala store, Bangalore conducted a cleanliness drive at BBMP Park, Bangalore. A total of 10 partners from the store volunteered for the activity and conducted cleanliness drive for an hour.
  Tree plantation Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of Urban Services Department along with the CD & SW Advisory Committee members organised a tree plantation drive at the office garden under Tata Volunteering Week 6.
  Awareness camp Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A special awareness camp on injury prevention during sports activities was organised by employees of Sports Department.
  Medical camp Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of TSRDS, West Bokaro, organized ANC (Antenatal Check-up) Camp at Community Center, Mukundabera under TVW6.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Under Tata Volunteering 6 a team of Management Trainees visited to camp school Noamundi interacted with the student.
  Self-defence training for women TML Drivelines  |  Jamshedpur
The CSR committee of TML Drivelines organized a ‘Self Defence Training Programme for Women’. 30 women members from UFHE, along with about 60 women employees from TML Drivelines volunteered for this event and took part in it. The event started with a brief about “Mixed Martial Arts” and its applications for Self Defence purposes. It was followed by a demo warmup session. The facilitator then demonstrated various self-defence techniques in real life situations which endanger the safety of women. This included Swar, Hook Punch, Elbow/Knee Punch, Kick demos, Round Kick, Head Kick, and Side Kick etc. Several employees volunteered for practical demonstration of self defence against chain snatching, group abduction, pushing, shoving, grips, double grips etc.
  Interaction with children Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Under Tata Volunteering 6 employees of the Security department Noamundi Iron Mines visited Prerna School Jojo Camp, Noamundi and engaged with the children (underprivileged) of the school, of different classes. They also talked to the teachers and came to know about ongoing activities there, and tried to find out more opportunity for good engagement with the children. They had a nice time playing with children.
  Tree plantation drive Tata Metaiks  |  Kharagpur
The volunteers planted trees along with the villagers. The volunteers informed them about the benefit of tree plantation. They were told that trees contributes to their environment by providing oxygen, improve air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, tree take carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe. According to the U.S Department of agriculture, “one acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts four tons of oxygen.
  Visit to a children’s home TML Drivelines  |  Jamshedpur
The volunteers visited Cheshire Home, Jamshedpur that supports differently-abled children. The volunteers decorated the bedrooms of residents with new bedsheets and pillow covers. They were then accompanied to the dining hall where they were presented chocolates and hand towels. This put a smile on their faces. The volunteers served the lunch and interacted with them. Many of the volunteers fed them with their own hands which was the most cherished moment. The volunteers also promised to visit the home again during Christmas and assured to lend their helping hands whenever necessary before bidding farewell.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
The Staff and Vendor/ Partners of Ginger Hotel Mysore conducted a cleanliness campaign on the Vasanth Mahal Road walking pavements which had plenty of plastic, bottles, cigarette packets and other undesirable things thrown on the pavements. The staff collected all those things from the road side and also cleaned up the pavements. The team also cleaned the Nazarbad Mohalla Bus Stand area. 29 employees including the Hotel Manager and Assistant Hotel Manager participated in this activity & enjoyed it. This has really motivated all team members to organise this kind of initiative once every month.
  Conducting Health Camps through the Mobile Medical Van Coastal Gujarat Power  |  Mundra
Coastal Gujarat Power volunteers with the communities, gathered information and discussed their problems. The interaction with the volunteers has really touched the heart of the community. They expressed that this is the unique way for cementing the relation with the community and justifying the objective of Tata Power “To be the neighbor of choice"
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.