Volunteering is an integral part of the Tech Mahindra corporate philosophy. Associates engage with communities and young minds through partner NGOs to work towards sustainable change. They work individually and in groups to ensure continuity, innovation and optimum efficiency while delivering the program.
Our associates have been involved in teaching young children in municipal schools, mentoring teenagers preparing for competitive exams, organizing blood donation drives, apart from participating in sport meets, sponsoring exhibitions, sales, summer camps and marathons, celebrating special days with beneficiaries of partner organizations, etc. The team supports volunteering amongst all stakeholders, customers and professional associates.
Vision 2015: The foundation aims at motivating Tech Mahindra associates to volunteer 10 percent of their free time for CSR activities. It seeks to appoint dedicated associates, called Super Volunteers, to carry out voluntary activities at all 8 locations. The Super Volunteers identify, work closely on, and manage volunteering activities at locations where the foundation does not have a physical office.
Vision 2015 has identified and initiated special programs in the areas of Education, Vocational Training and Disability such as:
- Initiating Shikshak Samman Awards in Mumbai, and School Samman Awards in Delhi to honor exemplary teachers
- Establishing an In-Service Teacher Training Institute and a lab school in collaboration with East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC)
- Adopting and developing English-medium schools under a public-private partnership model in Mumbai, and setting up a National Teacher Resource Center
- Setting up and running at least 30 SMART (Skills-for-Market Training) Centers across all locations, aiming at least 3 SMART Centers for the disabled, by 2014-2015
- Setting up at least two Yuva Academies in Delhi/Noida and Pune
- Helping, Vision for India (VFI) has become one of the leading resources for visual disability in India, organizing annual VFI conferences and starting a newsletter for the visually disabled