Volunteering

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"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart"
- Elizabeth Andrew

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Volunteering and Community Work

As a corporate social arm, Tech Mahindra Foundation offers a wide range of corporate volunteering opportunities for Tech Mahindra Limited (TML) associates through its various programs and projects spread across India. At TML, employee volunteering in CSR is considered to be the ‘Way of Life’ where they strive to contribute their time in the most effective way. In fact, volunteering at Tech Mahindra is one of the driving factors contributing to employees’ social and emotional well-being. The ultimate objective of employee volunteering in CSR is to inspire others to find meaning and joy in giving back to society. The Foundation helps in creating several CSR volunteering opportunities for TML employees to participate and contribute their time in societal causes such as participation in school wall painting, blood donation campaigns, tree plantation drives, Swachchta Abhiyaan, teaching young children, and so on.

Although, initially the community volunteering at ground level halted since the global pandemic yet our hope and resilience kept us committed to our vision. Through its COVID relief program, the Foundation provided necessary support to the most disadvantaged communities such as daily wagers, transgender communities, Adivasis, sanitation workers, farmers, persons with disabilities, underprivileged students and many more to ensure that they are equipped to handle the crisis. Our volunteers have devoted their CSR volunteer hours towards COVID relief and various ongoing community volunteering drives throughout India.

Volunteering Impact at Glance

In FY 2021, under disaster management for covid relief, a total of 31218 beneficiaries received support from the Foundation. This could be achieved with the help extended by the TML associates at every step wherein dry ration kits were distributed to 22212 beneficiaries. Also, they helped in distributing 1000 PPE kits to the policemen. Along with that, 6866 students were helped with educational learning materials and equipment to continue their studies. The associates extended their support (under corporate volunteering opportunities) to 862 young men and women through online sessions to boost their confidence levels in cracking the suitable job interviews. Similarly, 719 associates extended support to 9235 underprivileged children and youth to ensure that their education doesn’t stop due to their parents’ limited knowledge or skills pertaining the same. In FY21, 8653 TML associates contributed to 14080 hours of volunteering towards various societal causes.

In FY19, quality 1,64,278 hours were contributed by 31,830 TML associates towards societal activities. The number of these associates then rose to 32,063 and hours of volunteering increased to 168,176 hours in FY20. The Foundation continues to promote corporate and community volunteering across all its projects.

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Vijeth Jayaramappa is an active volunteer from TML Bengaluru. Since 2017, he started participating in the school wall painting programme for TMF-adopted BBMP schools. Under the ‘Fly with English’ programme, blind walkathon, tree plantation, blood donation and seed-ball making, he contributed 20 hours of volunteering in FY20. Promoting the agenda of Individual Social Responsibility, he participated in Karnataka Flood relief activities with JOSH Bengaluru, did volunteering for Oxfam India and donated funds to Smile India Trust to extend help to the ones in need. ‘For me volunteering is more than an act, it is an emotion where you help others to Rise along with you’
– Vijeth Jayaramappa, Automotive Team, Tech Mahindra Limited, Bengaluru

‘It all started during the initial days of Lockdown from the first week of April 2020, Sarosh from Tech-M called me one evening at around 10:00pm. He informed about 4 labours in our vicinity area of Kamshet, hungry and striving hard in search of food since past 2 days. Me, along with my mom and young brother went immediately with food prepared from our home to rescue them. The next day, again Sarosh called to help 40 labours looking for food at a village 20 kms from my residence. I went to them with food grains and shared my contact for any further help. Very soon, I started getting calls from people from various nearby villages, in need of food to survive. One such incidence included when I got a call for helping a whole village of 300 people in need of food, at that time, I sought crowd funding from our Sparsh team of Tech-M, where we prepared food grain kits including basic food items. Within a few days people approached me to help 3 more villages, then we realized scarcity of funds to get food-grain kits. This was the time when Kalpana ma’am and team TMF came as a shining ray of hope for helping us out. They helped us out in mobilizing and streamlining the cause.’
– Imran Khan Almel, System Engineer, Telefonica, Tech Mahindra Limited, Pune

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