Tata Volunteering Week 11 Volume No. 13  
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Vapi
A plantation drive was organized by Ginger Hotels in Vapi. 27 members from various departments planted trees in Ram Lila Maidan.
  Road safety awareness Ginger Hotels  |  Mangalore
The staffs of Ginger Hotels along with local police station participated in a "road show/march" and carried placards for a 5 km stretch wherein the importance of road safety, life safety, blood donation, saving of water & many other social messages were displayed to the general public. 38 team members & local police station force participated in this initiative.
  Awareness session Tata Coffee  |  Toopran
The volunteers of Tata Coffee Toopran organized an awareness program on water conservation for future generations at "TS government residential school for girls, Kucharam village, Toopran". They explained the importance of "Water Conservation for Future Generations" .
  Autistic to artistic Indian Hotels  |  Mumbai
Volunteers from Indian Hotels visited Shraddha Charitable Trust wherein they trained autistic students to make products like rangolis, bags, bookmarks, gift boxes, jewellery and torans.
  Meal distribution Trent Hypermarket  |  Mumbai
The staff of Star Bazar -THPL organized a meal distribution for children in collaboration with Mann and YMCA NGOs. The staff also interacted with children and spent quality time with them.
  Visit to a school Indian Hotels  |  Mumbai
Volunteers visited the City of Los Angeles Municipal School in Matunga to relive their childhood days. Students were told about the importance of playing in their daily life, how it plays a vital role, given a little brief about body language while they introduced themselves and had the utmost fun with few indoor games living up to the motto of fun with learning.
  Menstrual awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Bangalore
The program aimed at educating the high school girls on the importance of hygiene during the menstrual period. It attempted to clear the common ambiguities and misunderstandings about it and also provided simple and easy suggestions on keeping up hygiene thereby ensuring a healthy life. Sanitary napkins were distributed as a token to lay emphasis on the same.
  Awareness session Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Bangalore
TCE volunteers conducted an awareness session on the importance of the library to the housekeeping staff. Benefits of library usage and insights to encourage their children to develop the reading habit were shared in the session. They were also asked to visit the bookstall setup by the British Council Library in the office premises.
  Seeds of green Tata Communications  |  Mumbai
Volunteers from two offices in Mumbai created 4200 seed balls. These seed balls were created of clay containing plant seeds along with organic manure, cow dung and coconut fibre. The objective of creating seed balls was to ensure faster tree cover as these seed balls have a significantly better chance of growing into a full plant than just a seed.
  Power to empower Tata Communications  |  Multiple Locations
Volunteers from Chennai, Pune and Cochin came together to mentor specially abled students from Samarthanam Trust on self-development, self-awareness and job readiness. The activity was designed to provide these special group of students with skills which can act as a precursor to the vocational training that they receive through Samarthanam Trust.
  Game on Tata Communications  |  Mumbai
Volunteers from Mumbai participated in Game on wherein they created gamified learning aids that will complement a child's classroom learning with easy hands-on activities. The objective of creating these games was to add to the overall development of children as they will learn through play and social interaction.
  Aid learning Tata Communications  |  Chennai
Volunteers from Chennai participated in an activity to create charts, flash cards and other learning aids for government schools which will provide a practical learning experience to the students in the classroom.
  Inspire to empower Tata Communications  |  Chandigarh
Volunteers from Chandigarh mentored and counselled youth from underserved communities on job readiness to help them understand and overcome challenges at workplace.
  Blood donation camp Tata Projects  |  Kochi
A blood donation campaign was organized by the TPL-Kochi team in collaboration with "Indian Medical Association", at Kochi site. A total of 135 volunteers actively participated in the campaign & donated 38 units of blood.
  Personality development session Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power- DDL organized personality development sessions at Lal Bagh Vocational Training Centres. This capacity building program aim was to enhance the personality of the beneficiaries so that this can provide those avenues of growth wherever they are placed.
  Counselling session Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
Tata Power DDL in association with Development Alternatives organized a career counseling session and a placement drive on Inderlok Vocational Training Centres. The activity aimed to make beneficiaries aware of their potential and relevant field for Job. The activity recorded the participation of more than 100 Volunteers and more than 400 beneficiaries benefitted the program.
  Safety session Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
15 volunteers of Tata Power-DDL visited vocational training center Sultanpuri and conducted a session on safety at home, school, road and our surrounding. Around 40 beneficiaries attended the program, wherein they learned from various activities, interactive session and demonstration by volunteers.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
15 Volunteers of Contracts department of Tata Power-DDL visited Nirmal Hriday Old Age & Disabled Home, MajnuKaTilla, to spend some quality time with senior citizens. They also distributed sweets among beneficiaries and ration for their daily use.
  Drug de-addiction camp Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
14 Volunteers of Tata Power - DDL participated in the Drug de-addiction camp at Haiderpur - Badli, Delhi in association with NGO partner. Volunteers visited nearby JJ clusters/ Communities to communicate information about activity and sensitized 132 beneficiaries. Beneficiaries were provided medicine and consultation from the de-addiction team.
  Visit to a school Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis volunteers along with science intervention consultant arranged a science subject projects session at Z P School, Lote Mal. In the session, seven groups of students presented their projects like the Human Digestive system, Solar system, Atmospheric pressure, Soap bubbles, Singing pipe, Separation method and Oxygen content in Air.
  Counselling session Rallis India  |  Akola
Rallis Akola volunteers organized a parents counselling session for the 7th & 8th class parents. The volunteers explained the importance of parents role in a student’s academic development.
  Training session Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
Team Ginger Mysore conducted a training session to First Year Students from Vidhya Vikas College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology Mysore. They explained about the hotel functionality & its operations to each student. The students were extremely delighted to learn the hotel functions.
  Visit to a NGO Ginger Hotels  |  Katra
Team of 9 members visited "Divyang Seva Ashram", a NGO for specially abled persons and shared colors of happiness followed by lunch for all.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Radhanpur
TCE, KBC SHPP Radhanpur site team volunteer cleaned the garden in about 2.5 hours.
  Drawing competition Tata Sponge  |  Joda
A group of 10 volunteers organized a drawing competition for the village students of Residential Bridge Course Centre, Bileipada. The program was organized by the Safety Department, at the Employee Recreation Club, Tata Sponge township. The theme for the event was safety. The children created mesmerizing artwork displaying their vivid imagination. The best artwork was awarded by present dignitaries.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel  |  Joda
A team of volunteers visited and interacted with children at Tata Steel UP ME Primary School, Joda West to create awareness on the environment especially for trees and water conservation. Few videos were shown and quiz competition was conducted.
  Interactive session Tata Steel  |  Joda
A team of volunteers visited and interacted to engage the local youth at Juridh NIIT Spoken English held an interactive session on fire safety, road safety. They also conducted a drawing competition to create awareness on road safety.
  Visit to a non-profit Tata Steel  |  Joda
A team of volunteers from various departments visited Nirmala Shishu Bhawan and spent time with the infant and young orphans. They also distributed some baby food and clothes for this children.
  Storytelling session Tata Steel  |  Joda
A storytelling cum interactive session was held for the kids under the BASE Project at TSFIF. They distributed school stationaries and snacks amongst the kids.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mangalore
Ginger Hotels team conducted a cleanliness drive wherein they cleaned 'Sulthan Bathery' beach. 36 team members were absolutely thrilled for this activity.
  Awareness session Ginger Hotels  |  Bhubaneshwar
Ginger Bhubaneshwar participated in an awareness work "Say no to Plastic". The aim was to raise awareness about the negative impacts of plastic bags on the environment and human health.
  Awareness session Tata Motors  |  Sanand
An awareness program on Tobacco chewing & its effect in the family was organised by Tata Motors employees at Sanand . Team took sessions on Tobacco consumption, how to give up the addiction and importance of family.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.