Mentoring programme Tata Consultancy Services  |  United Kingdom & Ireland
TCS UK&I launched a 10-week mentoring programme together with EDT (Engineering Development Trust). Over the coming 10 weeks, over 10 TCS volunteers will mentor a year group of 120 girls in an all-girls school in London. The aim of the programme is to link pupils with companies, and empower them to make informed decisions about their career options, particularly with regards to STEM subjects. Pupils have now embarked on a ten-week STEM experience, learning practical and effective industry skills. The scheme will culminate in December with a Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) where a project report, presentation and display stand will be assessed by our mentors. The programme means one more step towards the objectives of IT Futures (the TCS UK&I flagship education programme), as TCS is leading change with the aim of empowering the next generation of talent to become future leaders in the technology and digital industries. The relationship with this school reflects the current priority on inspiring not just students, but girls. The volunteers who have given their time to mentor the young girls are a key element - if not the most key - for the success of this programme.
  Cleanliness drive JUSCO  |  Odisha
JUSCO, Odisha business volunteers decided joined hands to take up the massive challenge of cleaning up the Puri beach, along with 26 volunteers on “International Coastal Cleanup Day”. The entire beach front was filled with plastic waste which can cause environmental hazards; it took the team almost half a day to clean up the beach.
  Stationary distribution drive Tata Motors Finance  |  Mumbai
Volunteers from TMF recently volunteered for a stationary distribution drive in Shahapur, Maharashtra. The event was organized by an NGO partner Umang Foundation had a turnout of 1500 plus school children and volunteers distributed school bags and stationary kits to all these children. The volunteers were very happy to take out time from their weekend and see the happy broad smiles on the faces of the school children.
  Cleanliness drive JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO volunteers organized a cleanliness drive at Kalu Bagan Nagar, Swarnarekha Ghat and Aambagan Sakchi. Under this activity our team discussed regarding proper cleaning & garbage removal process apart from the importance of cleanliness in our localities and home. An enormous number of local people participated enthusiastically to clean the surrounding areas with the team.
  Wildlife rehabilitation program Tata Global Beverages  |  Bangalore
Tata Global Beverages(TGBL) volunteered with Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC) at Malur to support wildlife rehabilitation program. 50-year old Aneesha is a former working elephant, rescued from owners that made her work despite ill-health and handicap. WRRC Elephant Care Facility was set up for Aneesha and has housed her safely and comfortably since May 2014. A change of sand in her shed was needed, TGBL provided financial and manpower muscle to help WRRC to complete this activity at the earliest. Sand was carried from one place to Aneesha’s shed and leveled by the volunteers. At the end of the day 20 saplings were planted nearby Aneesha’s shed.
  Cleanliness drive Indian Hotels  |  Hyderabad
In association with Telangana Tourism, Team TKH initiated Clean India Campaign to pay tribute to the “Mahatma Gandhi”. To join in this campaign, volunteers from both the hotels gathered at Taj Deccan in the presence of the young kids and they initiated the oath taking ceremony wherein all the volunteers pledged to keep their surroundings and thereby keeping the society and clean. Thereafter, volunteers took the charge for cleaning the external periphery of the lake near Taj Banjara.
  Awareness on cleanliness Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers organised a meeting with the village women group to create awareness on importance of cleanliness at home & surrounding areas. They also spoke about the importance of opening a bank account and availing benefits from various self-help schemes.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Motors Finance  |  Mumbai
Volunteers from Tata Motors Finance volunteered in a “Cleanathon” cleanliness drive at Chimbai Beach, Bandra organized by United Way Mumbai. This beach is rated as one of the dirtiest beaches in Mumbai city. The team spent time cleaning up the beach and visiting households in Chimbai village to sensitize the community members on the importance of cleanliness and to make them aware of the dustbins being provisioned for disposing their household waste.
  Donation drive Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Delhi
TCE Delhi Delivery Centre conducted a ‘Joy of Giving’ drive to help the needy and underprivileged section of society. In first phase of the activity, colleagues donated clothes (approx 700 pieces), footwear (approx 20 pairs), house-hold items, money, books, toys etc. In the second phase, a team of 6 volunteers from TCE, Delhi distributed these items and offered snacks/refreshments to students and villagers of a slum area in Mayur vihar Phase – I, Delhi. Volunteers also donated new books to 50 primary class students.
  Blood donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Goa
16 members of Ginger Goa participated to donate blood at Goa Medical College Hospital.
  Computer awareness session JUSCO  |  Jamshedpur
JUSCO, IT dept. volunteers conducted a computer awareness session at Rajkiyakrit Madhya Vidhyalay, Baradwari. The team demonstrated the students on how to operate computer, spoke about the basics of computer and how to use Microsoft office. They enlightened the students on how computers are part of our daily life, and why computer literacy is essential in today's world.
  Hand wash campaign Tata Power  |  Mumbai
The volunteers at Gadag conducted a hand wash campaign and awareness session at the Higher Primary School No -1 Mulgunda. A total of 158 students participated in this initiative.
  Computer literacy classes Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Delhi
The Computer literacy program of TCE Delhi Delivery Centre continued for the fourth week and students are getting immensely benefitted by this program. Students are learning with enthusiasm and the school authorities appreciate this initiative and the efforts.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Chemicals  |  Mithapur
The Climate Change effect has resulted in steady rise in seasonal temperatures over the last few years in the Mithapur region. The rainfall pattern, too, has been erratic and last two years have been rain deficient years. These developments have started affecting the reptile population in Mithapur wilderness and the influx of snakes and monitor lizards into township fringe areas is on the rise. A "Swachhta Abhiyan" (cleanliness drive) was organized on Gandhi Jayanti day, to remove stones and construction rubble from township fringe areas as these provide shelter to reptiles. The purpose of this program was to deter reptiles from entering into Mithapur township. More than 30 volunteers, including TCL employees, family members and retired employees participated and helped clear two tractor trolley loads of stones and construction rubble.
  Serving drinks to the public Ginger Hotels  |  Faridabad
Flavored drinks were served to poor, needy & passersby. Team Ginger Faridabad prepared & served to more than 500 people.
  Anti-malaria fogging Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers took help of the government machinery to prevent the malaria by creating awareness and fogging the area.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Tata Steel Pellet Plant visited a primary school Marchagoda and interacted with the students. They also organised various events for the students like quiz, sports programme and joy of giving.
  Cleanliness drive Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers organised a cleanliness drive along main road of a village and nearby places. The village is located near Naharkatia- Namroop Highway with the involvement of management, staff & workers.
  Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from Pellet Plant adopted a primary school in Bhardari. The team celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with the students and organised a drawing competition. They also distributed colours, stationary, etc.
  Rangoli competition Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis India, Lote Unit and Sadguru Kadsiddeshwar Vidyalaya, Gunde jointly organized a rangoli competition during Dandiya Mahotsav at Sadguru Vidyalaya. All the school students and staff members actively participated in the Dandiya Mahotsav. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the competition.
  Painting a school Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers repaired and painted the Majgaon L.P. School, Kaliabor after the recent floods in Assam.
  Women health awareness program The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
A women health awareness program was organized at No.10 Basti. A renowned physician of Tinplate Hospital took a session for community girls & ladies. Basic health problems of ladies normally overlooked in the day to day activities were discussed and suggested remedies how to handle them. Prevention is the better than cure was the ‘hallmark’ of the training program. Staff of Tinplate C.D Centre along with employees of CSR department voluntarily engaged in the program to make the participants understand all the suggestions made by the doctor.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.