Tata Volunteering Week 11 Volume No. 07  
  Awareness session Amalgamated Plantations  |  Chabua
Amalgamated Plantations conducted an oral and dental care awareness programme for the school students and teachers of M G Paragon school in Chabua.
  Cleanliness drive Rallis India  |  Lote
16 volunteers including contract workers from Rallis India, Lote Unit conducted a cleanliness drive at MIDC Lote Industrial Belt. They cleaned roadsides of Lote Industrial belt. They collected five bags of waste.
  Pulse Polio Eradication programme Rallis India  |  Lote
A group of six volunteers from Rallis India Lote Unit conducted a Pulse Polio Eradication programme along with Rotary Club, Lote at Primary Health Centre and nearby villages of Lote. All the volunteers assembled at the primary health center and helped the medical team to provide polio doses to the children.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Chennai
Ginger hotel conducted a cleanliness drive in Chennai.
  Drawing competition Rallis India   |  Lote
A group of five volunteers from Rallis India Lote Unit visited Nutan Vidyalaya, Lote and conducted a drawing and coloring competition for the students. All the drawings were based on Village life and Nature. With the help of the volunteers and their teachers, 50 students completed the drawing and coloring session beautifully.
  Awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers   |  Mumbai
Volunteers from Tata Consulting Engineers organized an awareness session for the women and adolescent girls in Khoripada village. The team of doctors also visited along with the team of volunteers. Doctors and volunteers had delivered a session on the importance of health, personal hygiene, and sanitation. The orientation was coupled with a live demo for a better understanding of the women.
  Distribution of books Tata Advanced Systems Limited  |  Hyderabad
Tata Advanced Systems Limited, Adibatla, Hyderabad distributed books and stationery to a Primary School in ZPHS, Nadergul.
  Visit to a school Tata Motors   |  Sanand
Employees of Technical Services of Sanand plant organized school activities like cultural performance, recitation, one minute show, quiz along with the primary school students of Taluka Shala Sanand Primary School. More than 215 students participated in the program.
  Awareness session Ginger Hotels  |  Chennai
Ginger Hotels Chennai Vadapalani volunteers created awareness about health and safety near SIMS hospital, Vadapalani and Thirunagar residential areas. Around 27 volunteers participated in this activity.
  Drawing competition Rallis India  |  Ankleshwar
Rallis India LImited Ankleshwar Unit organized a drawing competition in Gadkhol Primary school on Women Empowerment. Volunteers explained gender equality to the students and shared information on iconic women who have contributed in their respective fields.
  Visit to a zoo Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
20 volunteers from R&D and Scientific Services took students to the Jamshedpur Zoo. They were provided with morning snacks and lunch.
  Talk on DOTS Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A Talk on DOTS was organised by Urbans Service for the community of Tuiladungri Community Centre.
  Awareness session Ginger Hotels  |  Vapi
Ginger Vapi organized a Traffic Awareness campaign. The volunteers reached out to the common public and explained about the importance of road safety.
  Clay modelling Tata Motors  |  Mumbai
Tata Motors volunteers interacted with the children and made colorful figures from clay. They had a wonderful time.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Bhubaneshwar
Ginger Bhubaneshwar participated in a tree plantation drive. 21 volunteers planted trees in Jayadev Vihar road area.
  Blind cricket match Tata Communications  |  Multiple locations
Volunteers from Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune participated in cricket matches with blind cricket players from Samarthanam Trust. The idea behind these matches was to interact and spend time with this group of people with indomitable confidence, who inspite their limitations do not lack the spirit of true sportsmen. The teams played two friendly matched and one tournament match in each city.
  Light a life Tata Communications  |  Multiple locations
Volunteers in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai came together to assemble solar lamps which were then distributed to communities without access to electricity. In Mumbai, volunteers donated the lamps to farmers in Palghar.
  Mentor together Tata Communications  |  Multiple locations
Volunteers from Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru and Delhi participated in Mentor together activity. In Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru volunteers mentored students from Tata Strive on soft skills, decision-making skills, developing a positive attitude and building integrity at the workplace. Volunteers from Mumbai visited the Tata Strive Skill Development Centre and interacted with students and facilitators along with a mentoring session. In Kolkata, volunteers partnered with Anudip Foundation to mentor students from underserved communities on job readiness and communication skills.
  Braille it up Tata Communications  |   Multiple locations
Volunteers from Delhi, Pune and Chennai created calendars in Braille for visually impaired people. Volunteers also participated in an exercise to understand and learn Braille. This helped to create awareness and sensitize the volunteers on the challenges faced by visually impaired people.
  Day for joy Tata Communications  |  Ahmedabad
Volunteers from Ahmedabad visited the Blind People's Association shelter home. The volunteers were taken on a tour of the centre where they interacted with the residents. Later the volunteers helped the staff prepare and serve food for the residents. The activity helped the volunteers to understand the challenges faced by visually impaired people on a daily basis.
  Cool the school Tata Communications  |  Pune
Volunteers in Pune participated in Cool the school, a uniquely designed activity, wherein they created air cooling units out of recycled plastic bottles. These cooling units will be installed in identified schools that have limited access to electricity. Additionally, the volunteers also prepared educational games for the students.
  Bird feeders Tata Communications  |  Pune
Volunteers came together to participate in a bird feeder making activity, wherein they created bird feeders and bird houses from recycled plastic bottles. These bird feeders and houses put up in the trees around the campus.
  Build a bot Tata Communications  |  Mumbai
Volunteers in Mumbai participated in Build a bot, a robotics workshop wherein they teamed up with the students to assemble robots. The activity was designed to inculcate interest in technology and help young female students envision the possibilities available to them in STEM as a career choice.
  Digital way Tata Communications  |  Pune
Volunteers from Pune participated in Digital way to build the digital competency of women from Umang, a Tata Communications' CSR program on vocational training and entrepreneurship development for women from underserved communities. The activity helped the women to understand the importance of digital literacy for enhancing their business skills through digital media.
  Exposure visit to TCL office Tata Communications  |  Chennai
Volunteers in Chennai organized an exposure visit to Tata Communications' office for engineering college students to provide them exposure to the world of telecommunications. The visit helped the students understand the nuances of information technology and to prepare them for a career in the telecommunications and IT industry.
  H for hygiene Tata Communications  |  Chennai
Volunteers in Chennai organized a session for students from a neighborhood school. The session included the basics of hygiene and cleanliness and why it is important for good health and wellbeing.
  Inspire to empower Tata Communications  |  Chennai
Volunteers from Chennai participated in Inspire to empower to wherein they mentored young female students on soft skills, decision making skills, and critical thinking skills. The session was designed to motivate the young female students to aspire for careers in science and technology.
  Model village Tata Communications  |  Mumbai
Volunteers in Mumbai visited the Model Farm and Training Centre run by Yuva Parivartan in Palghar. Volunteers helped built houses from old plastic bottles for tribal families in Palghar. These houses are low cost and built using plastic bottles filled with soil and cemented together to create the structure.
  Cleanliness drive Coastal Gujarat Power  |  Mundra
Volunteers from Coastal Gujarat Power Limited in association with the Panchayat and partner agency organized a cleanliness drive. 400 women members participated in this drive. This one-day event was celebrated with a pledge by the women members to keep the village clean and create more awareness on health & Hygiene.
  Awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from PMC BU conducted a Climate Change awareness session among workers and Engineers of STP-1 site followed by tree plantation to encourage workers and show their support towards a greener environment.
  Awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Mumbai
TCE Volunteers from Wipro project site organized a climate change awareness program for workers in Hindi languages. Awareness program video was downloaded from YouTube and was shown to workers on the big screen through a projector. Awareness program is given to workers like non-usage of plastics, pollution control and environmental effects.
  Meal distribution Trent Hypermarket  |  Pune
Employees of THPL- Star Bazaar Magarpatta, Pune organized a meal distribution for 140 people at Kamla Amul Massand Technical Training Institute Poona Blind Men's Association.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.