Tata Volunteering Week II : 11 September, 2014

Tata Africa Holdings

Tata Africa Holdings (SA) visited COMPASS on Friday, 05 September . COMPASS is a shelter for the homeless, woman and children who are abused, recovering alcoholics as well as drug addicts. COMPASS has over the years welcomed people from across Africa irrespective of race or creed. It currently has three houses in Johannesburg where families are housed , fed, schooled and clothed in order for them to start their lives all again and be able to be re-integrated into society. COMPASS has rescued many people over the years and it has done this with very little funding and in some cases good Samaritans have come at the right time when the shelter was about to close its doors. Tata Africa started off the day by listening to the stories from survivors and took a tour of the homes in order to appreciate the living conditions of people who live in shelters. We then made our way to one of the houses where we converted one of the rooms into a boys room. Our staff members were hard at work, cleaning the room, installing curtain rails and assembling new beds for the boys. We also enjoyed a lunch with the children when they returned from school. Although being exposed to the difficult situations that people who are less fortunate made us all feel really sad, it was equally fulfilling to be able to make a difference, though small, to people's lives.

Tata Power - Maithon

"MPL employee volunteers in education, computer and health support programs."


"Voltas had organised a self defense programme for the orphans and destitue children run by the society of the League of Mercy, Byculla. There are 25 girls in the age group of 3 to 15 years.We also donated a non vegetarian lunch for the girls. These girls were given self defense tips by Mr. Lazarus. The girls enjoyed the session. Sheela & Khurshid Avasia enloyed the company of these tiny tots. We also gathered for another session of celebrating birthday of an outsider."

Infiniti Retail

"It was an extreme pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of people to whom be distributed food. Amit Malakar - Infiniti Retail Ltd. Faridabad"

Tata AIA

"Tata AIA Life as a part of the Tata Volunteering Week II, Organized Health Check up for Muncipal School Kids at Cuffe Parade. We have covered 100 children from the Ambedkar Nagar slums at Cuffe Parade and only the smiles on the children's faces could be a measure of the success. A brilliant team effort!"

Tata Housing - Smart Value Homes

"We at Tata Housing Vasind project team celebrated Tata Volunteering week at SC / ST Aashram school vasind. We participated in drawing, singing, Musical chair, Rangoli & Hand Writing competition with students & distributed prizes for winners as well as runner-ups. Snacks were distributed during the event. It was great experience for all ...."

Tata Autocomp

"The employees of TACO visited an Orphanage on 9th September 2014 and spent quality time with the children. They conducted singing competition and engaged the children in many games. The children were very thrilled and happily participated in the games and won many prizes."


"Volunteers of Trent Hypermarket Ltd-Star Bazaar-Thane Team visited DIVYA PRABHA NGO for Girls and distributed Clothes, Toys, Books and Gifts to all the girls. "


"Visited 'Save the Children - India' for a session on life skills for young women. Engaged in activities which brought out the importance of self-confidence, communication, critical & creative thinking and team-building. Felt wonderful to contribute in my own small way towards their self-development!"

Tata Communications

"Tata Communications volunteers connecting with children of Oshiwara BMC school on 6th Sept.2014"


"TCL volunteers taking session on Communication,negotiation and decision making skills with budding Enterprenuers trained under Tata communication Enterprenuership program"

Tata Technologies

Tata Volunteer Week II was a great opportunity for people from different teams and expertise to come together soil their hands and bring change in the society around us. On the weekend of September 6th and 7th , 60 spirited Elxsians from Bangalore along with their family members celebrated the joy of sharing! Tata Elxsi Volunteers planted 200 saplings at the BWSSB open land at J.K Doddi, promising to increase the green cover. On September 6th, the volunteers from Tata Elxsi organized an excursion visit to Planetarium in Bangalore. 20 little shining stars of Makkala Jeevodaya enjoyed their travel in Universe at the Jawahalal Nehru Planetarium on September 6th. On September 7th, Radhika K from Tata Elxsi organized fun filled music workshop for the tiny angels of Makkala Jeevodaya. On September 7th, Tata Elxsi volunteers organized and conducted various workshops to channelize the creative energies of the children. There were 64 girls and 20 boys who were part of this day long fun filled creative sessions. There were three main workshops organized namely, • Origami Workshop • Photography Workshop • Dance Workshop Introductory workshop on Design was conducted by the IDE team of Tata Elxsi, by Mr.Satsh , Ms.Devika and Ms. Sucharitha on September 6th. 45 students pursuing their class 11th and 12th gave a curious thought to explore career options in design.

Tata Teleservices

"Rallis India ltd along with other tata group companies has energetic experience of “Afforestation project- Initiative” on 6th Sept 2014 @Anegaon village, Tal - Kalyan, Dist – Thane. Enthusiastic volunteers( from Rallis , Tata Teleservices , Tata Motors Finance & other Tata companies) has came up in support of social clause for “organic manure distribution & soil softening activity to 11000 saplings planted by Rallis in part 3 years”


"Tata Teleservices Ltd - Mumbai along with Taj Hotels Mumbai associated themselves with the Joy of Learning carnival as well as at Salad and Sandwich making session with the children of NGO, Vidya and Om Creations on 9th Sept '14"


"As a part of Local CSR initiative during the TATA Volunteer Week, our Pantnagar Jewellery Division in UttaraKhand have been to the primary School, Malsi located at Rudrapur on 06.09.2014. A Drawing Competition for the students of 04 & 5th standard was organised. During the event 30 students from the school participated in the competition & it was pleasure to see the level of concentration and interest with which those students were participating in the event. The team members who visited the spot had a great time with students and were overtaken by the skills of the students. The event was a success and wound up with the distribution of prizes to the winners & consolation prizes to all the participants as a token of encouragement."


*This daily update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.