The 2019 South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA) was held at The Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth on August 15, 2019, with the theme of ‘Making the Fourth Industrial Revolution Work for Women’. Mr Len Brand, Executive Director and Head – Distribution, and Dr Gerda Botha, Chairperson of the Board of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP), handed out 6 scholarships totalling R500,000.
Tata International’s Dewas team donated 10 computers built with voice recognition applications to the school for blind girls, run by Madhya Pradesh Drashtiheen Kalyan Sangh. Two faculty members specialised in this field were invited to conduct workshops for students to learn how to use computers. A health camp too was organised on July 31, 2019.
Mr SD Rajkumar, Head of Business Excellence with the Metals Vertical, conducted a one-day workshop at the Naval War College in July 2019 in Goa. A group of 45 Naval Officers from India and abroad attended the workshop and learned about Quality Management through ISO 9001, Quality Tools and an overview of Business Excellence.
In partnership with Valued Citizens Initiative, Tata Africa Holdings (SA) and Tata Automobile Corporation SA (TACSA) donated educational and motivational books to Grade 12 learners from Alexander High School in Alexandra, Gauteng on 11 July 2019. The donation aims to impart the children with life skills and ensure academic resilience.
On June 1, 2019, a team of 28 from Metals Americas participated in the Chicago Walk for Autism Speaks which included a 3-mile walk around Soldier Field. The team raised over $1,000 for the NGO Autism Speaks, which was matched by Tata International Metals Americas.
The FLB unit staff in Dewas celebrated World Environment Day on June 6, 2019. Mr Alok Jain, Regional Officer, Pollution Control Board, and Mr Uchariya, Sub-Regional Officer, Pollution Control Board, inaugurated the ceremony by planting a sapling; the employees and delegates took a pledge to protect the environment.
Team Dewas organised sessions on POSH for engineering trainees, summer internships students, new joinees, HR and Admin staff, to create awareness and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Five sessions were held across various teams in Mumbai on March 20, 22 and 25, 2019; and 124 people participated.
Carolyn Chernous from the Metals team, USA, had the opportunity to join Portland Land Rover-Jaguar team, Oregon, USA, to read and spend time with the children of Faubion School. The books read were donated to the school.
A POSH awareness session was organised for all the staff and workers in Chennai. Ms Bakyalakshmi hosted the session and shared information about POSH issues.
Tata International’s Dewas CSR team organised a Drawing and Rangoli competition for the students of Government School at Rajiv Nagar (Binjana Village) on March 20, 2019. Forty students participated and were happy to express their creativity.
To prevent sexual harassment at workplace, several Tata International offices observed the POSH Awareness Week. Team Dewas held a session for the employees of Finished Leather Business on March 11, 2019 and a street play was organised on March 15, 2019. Chennai’s Bachi Shoes employees attended the awareness session on March 27, 2019.
Leather Products vertical’s Bachi Shoes Division partnered with Miraclefeet to provide treatment for children with clubfoot syndrome. Since January 2018, 6,500 cases have been supported by the team.
The Products for Aluminium Industry (PAI) team renovated their Visakhapatnam office and donated their furniture, which was still in good condition, to the Generation Yuvaa Orphanage. Mr Abhijeet Mishra, Head – PAI attended the handover ceremony on February 9, 2019.
As part of Tata Volunteering Week 10, Tata International’s Vietnam branch in Can Tho (TIVCL Can Tho) visited Thien An Orphanage in Can Tho City Center for Social Protection on October 13, 2018. TIVCL’s staff and family members donated presents and played team-building games with the children.
Team Mumbai visited the NGO ‘Save the Children’ and interacted with the mentally-challenged and hearing-impaired children and engaged with them with fun activities. The team also sponsored lunch to 250 children in the center.
Tata Africa presented awards to deserving postgraduate female students in the category of Science, Engineering and Technology with scholarships valued at R60,000 to advocate empowerment of women in Science.
As part of the Tata Postgraduate Scholarship Programme, 12 academically and financially deserving students were awarded scholarships that amounted to R320,000 towards their postgraduate studies in 2019.
As part of the Tata Scholarship initiative, Tata Africa awarded scholarships to deserving students from Nelson Mandela University (NMU), University of Witwatersrand (WITS) and University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) in an effort to transform, empower and impact their lives.
Team Dewas conducted a health camp at the Government School in Binjana village under the under ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya Abhiyan’. Students received preliminary health checks, Rubella vaccination for girls, a dental check-up and free medicines based on the advice of doctors.
During Tata Volunteering Week 10, volunteers from Tata Africa Holdings (TAHL) and Tata Automobile Corporation SA (TACSA) cultivated a vegetable garden, prepared food and interacted with the children of Oliver’s Village in Benoni on September 19, 2018.
A team of 45 volunteers from Tata International’s Solar and Bicycles teams distributed stationery kits at three schools in the flood-affected Alappuzha district of Kerala on September 11, 2018.
Teams TAHL and TACSA visited Lofentse Girls High School, in Soweto, South Johannesburg, to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day on July 17, 2018. Mr Len Brand, Head Distribution and Executive Director Tata Africa Holdings, handed out 100 maths dictionaries to grade 12 learners.
On July 7, 2018, the Tata Stryder team rewarded five meritorious students from a municipal school in Mumbai with bicycles to encourage them to achieve their dreams.
Volunteers from Blackwood Hodge at Larche Zimbabwe, a home care for 24 children with intellectual disabilities on September 15, 2017. The team cleaned, did laundry, gardened, welded and chopped firewood.
Volunteers from Tata Zambia Ndola team, a Tata International subsidiary, visited the Ndola Cheshire Home for Girls. They interacted with the girls and donated bedding, food, cleaning material, toiletries, a decoder, etc.
Team Chennai organised a sports event at Katrambakkam High School. About 90 per cent of the student body participated and the winners of sports, drawing and speech competitions were awarded prizes.
The CSR team from Finished Leather Business in Dewas (MP) undertook a health camp on November 17, 2017, at the Centre of Blind Girls Students. The girls received primary health checks, rubella vaccines and medicines as per the doctor’s consultation.
The Finished Leather Business CSR team in Dewas (MP) invited employees to participate in a donation drive before Diwali. The team donated clothes, household items, toys and other usable items which were distributed in slum areas and tribal communities.
On October 6, 2017, the Mozambique team visited Casa da Algeria and spent some time with the children. Casa da Algeria was set up three years ago by the Missionaries of Charity to support children without families.
Team Dewas along with Jan Sahas NGO organised a programme on water, sanitation, hygiene and child bonded labour at the Anwatpura School on October 4, 2017. A total of 83 children and 21 guests participated.
In partnership with Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, team Chennai organised an eye check camp at the Katrambakkam High School on October 12, 2017. Students were taught how to keep their eyes healthy through diet and exercise. A drawing contest and speech competition was also organised.
St Henry Primary School in Kampala receives braille papers from Tata Uganda.
Tata Vietnam lends support two institutions, at Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho Minh City to assist them for child development routine.
On April 13, 2018, the FLB team visited Government Middle School in Amona village to sponsor and engage them with materials for craft activities and fun games.
The CSR team in Dewas, MP, conducted a health camp at the Government Primary School in Binjana village on March 27, 2018, where 110 children benefitted from preliminary health and dental checks, vaccinations, etc.
Tata Africa Holdings and Tata Africa Corporation South Africa helped out at Herfsland Old Age Home on April 4, 2018. The team prepared tea/coffee and distributed blankets to the residents.
As part of Tata Volunteering Week 9, team Mumbai participated in a blood donation drive organised at Trent House, on March 15, 2018.
On March 8, 2018, the Finished Leather Business in Dewas hosted International Women’s Day celebrations for the women of Rajiv Nagar village. There were games and an informative health talk.
Under Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, TIL’s Solar Division constructed a girl’s toilet equipped with modern facilities and a 45m long and 3m wide access road for Bhamer’s only primary government school, in District Dhule, Maharashtra.
The Finished Leather Business unit in Dewas celebrated India’s 69th Republic Day with a clean-up drive along banks of the Kshipra River.
Volunteers from three Tata International subsidiaries in Africa spent time at Oliver’s Village in Putfontein, Benoni on September 22, 2017. The team spent time with the children and also helped with some basic repairs.
The CSR team at Dewas organised a health camp under ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ mission at the Government Primary School at Sanjay Nagar village September 22, 2017. The camp benefitted 55 children and 20 women.
A team from Tata Africa Steel Processors celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18, 2017, with the children of Qetang Bofuma Day Care Centre in Wattville, Germiston. They also provided groceries to the centre.
A team of 10 employees from Tata Uganda participated in the Race For Life event in support of cancer patients and KCCA schools on August 20, 2017.
Tata Africa Holdings, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, awarded scholarships to women studying in Science, Engineering and Technology at the 2017 Women In Science Awards (WISA) event on August 17, 2017.
Team Dewas conducted a health and hygiene programme at two government schools in Madhya Pradesh, advocating the importance of personal hygiene to the students. The students also received health kits with a nailcutter, sanitiser, soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
Tata International’s Dewas team organised a free health check-up camp for children under the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya Abhiyan’ at Binjana village on July 21, 2017.
Class 9 students of the Somangalam School in Chennai attend a computer training session organised by Tata International.
A blood drive was organised by Tata International’s bicycle business, Stryder, at the Kasba area in South Kolkata, West Bengal in May 2017.
Three Tata International locations participated in the 15th Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative, where 26 future leaders from Namedi High School in Soweto, Johannesburg, visited the companies’ facilities.
Volunteers from Tata Zambia, a Tata International subsidiary, visited the Lions Upper Basic School for the Blind in April 2017, to donate groceries, toiletries and clothes.
The volunteers from the Zambia team served lunch to the students of the Lions Upper Basic School for the Blind and interacted with them after the meal.
The Tata Africa team (the Distribution vertical and subsidiary of Tata International) awarded 20 scholarships to academically and financially deserving students of the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), on February 6, 2017.
The Tata Postgraduate Scholarships programme with WITS began in 2006. This year the recipients’ fields of study range from degrees in science and education, medicine, commerce, cardiovascular physiology, and PhD studies in physiology.
A team from Tata Africa Holdings (South Africa), a Tata International subsidiary, visited Oliver’s Village Early Childhood Development Centre in Benoni in March 2017. As part of the visit, a cheque for R71,000 was presented to the school authorities.
A team of volunteers from the Finished Leather Business team in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, celebrated the nation’s 68th Republic Day by spending time with the children at a government-run creche (aanganwadi), and donated dining tables and chairs.
Tata International’s Africa team continues to support students at University of Kwazulu-Natal, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and University of the Free State through the Tata Postgraduate Scholarships Programme.
TIL’s Dewas team organised a health camp under the aegis of the ‘Swasth Bachhe Swasth Bhavishya Abhiyan’ campaign in Amona village, Madhya Pradesh, India on February 7, 2017. The camp benefitted 520 students.
Girl students from the Centre of Blind, Madhya Pradesh, avail of health checks and vaccinations at a health camp organised by Tata International’s Dewas team
Four sets of computer systems and a printer were donated to the Festac Girls Junior Secondary School, Nigeria to promote IT training among the students
The Uganda team visited the orphans and widows of Aids victims at the Uganda Primary School in Makindye (Kampala) in November
The Uganda team donated food and other necessities to the Uganda Primary School in Makindye (Kampala) for orphans and widows of Aids victims
The Johannesburg team hands over books as part of the ‘Bridging for Life’ programme to the Namedi and Mookodi Secondary Schools in November 2016
Over 500 children benefitted from free preliminary health checks at a camp organised by the Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) CSR team at the Government School in Amona village on November 25, 2016.
TIL’s CSR team in Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) organised its 11th health camp for the students in Sanjay Nagar village under the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ programme.
Over 100 school children avail of the primary health checks conducted at the health camp organised by the CSR team at Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India), at Binjana Rajivnagar village, on September 23, 2016.
Mr Len J Brand, Head – Distribution, Tata International and Executive Director – Tata Africa Holdings, awards the 2016 Tata Africa Scholarships at the Women in Science Awards to South African women who are studying full time in Science, Engineering and Technology.
Around 200 students availed of basic health checks, including rubella vaccinations for girls at a health camp held by the Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) team at Binjana village on August 24, 2016.
TIL’s CSR team in Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India) organised a health camp for the students and their mothers of the government-owned Somangalam school.
TIL’s Dewas (MP, India) unit organised a health camp for aanganwadi women and children in Binjana village under the government’s ‘Swasth Bachhe Swasth Bhavishya’ programme.
An official from TIL’s Uganda team donates Perkins Braille Machines to the Uganda National Association of the Blind.
A visually impaired child tests the Perkins Braille Machine.
Children of the Sanjay Nagar village queue up to collect free medicines at the health camp organised in Dewas (MP, India) under the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ programme in March 2016.
Around 160 children availed of free health services, including preliminary health checks, rubella vaccination for girl students, dental check-up, and free medicines.
TIL’s Dewas unit (MP, India) conducted a health camp for around 255 women and children of Aanganwadi centres under the government’s ‘Swasth Bachhe Swasth Bhavishya’ programme.
Women belonging to economically disadvantaged communities queue up to collect free medicines at the health camp organised by TIL’s CSR Committee in Dewas.
A young girl receives the rubella vaccine during a vaccination camp organised by TIL Dewas (MP, India), under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme. Around 110 students benefitted from the free programme.
The Mpumalanga Mining Resources SA (MMRSA) team distributes one ton of rice to the villages in Antanibaribe, Madagascar, as part of its social welfare activities rolled out under its CSR programme for 2016.
The MMSRA team hands over computers and printers for the municipality of Ambakeriny, Madagascar, as part of the infrastructure welfare activities rolled out under its CSR programme for 2016.
TIL’s Dewas unit organised a health camp for the students of the Government school in Amona village under the Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya programme.
A doctor vaccinates a young girl at the health camp conducted for around 600 middle and primary school children by TIL Dewas, in Amona village (MP, India).
TIL Dewas volunteers hand over toys to a local Aanganwadi centre as part of a toy distribution programme in Dewas, MP (India).
Toys were distributed by TIL Dewas volunteers to the children of a local Aanganwadi centre, where primary health care and pre-school activities are held for disadvantaged children.
Students of the Binjana village’s Government primary/middle school queue up to receive medicines at the 4th health camp organised by TIL’s CSR Committee in Dewas.
Empowering women to take leadership positions: the Women Empowerment Workshop in Dewas (MP, India).
A visually impaired girl receives the rubella vaccine during health camp, organised by TIL, at Drishtiheen Kalyan Kendra, Dewas (MP, India).
Representatives of Tata International in Africa and University of the Free State (South Africa), present academic bursaries to 10 students who developed the best practical marketing strategies for Tata companies in Africa.
TIL Dewas unit organized a health camp for primary school children in Binjana village under the “Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya” programme.
TIL’s health camp check-ups included preliminary health checks, Rubella vaccination for girl students, dental check-up, and free medicines (based on doctor’s advice).
South Africa teams marked Nelson Mandela Day (July 18, 2015) by volunteering with SAME Foundation to refurbish Tirisano Mmogo Primary School, Cosmo City, Johannesburg (South Africa).
TIL teams in South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela Day (July 18, 2015) by participating in a student engagement activity at Kwena Molapo Secondary School, Johannesburg (South Africa) with the NGO Valued Citizens Initiative.
A blood donation camp was held in Kenya as part of the Tata Volunteering Week in March 2015.
Members of the Kenya Distribution team queue up to donate blood as part of the Tata Volunteering Week in March 2015; a total of 36 units was collected.
TIL volunteers distributed fruit, milk and glucose, and drawing books, pencils and coloured pencils to keep the kids at the Kenyatta Hospital cancer ward engaged.
10 Stryder bicycles are gifted to individuals from disadvantaged communities in Ludhiana, Punjab (India).
The sixth ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ (Healthy Children, Healthy Future) free health camp is held at Dewas, Madhya Pradesh (India).
The Tata International Metals Americas team participated in the LaRabida Children’s Hospital 2014 Christmas Toy Donation programme, in Chicago, Illinois (USA).
Africa teams commemorated Nelson Mandela Day (July 18, 2014) by donating blankets and school shoes to needy communities, and volunteering their time at community centres.
TIL locations across the globe marked Tata Volunteering Week II (September 5-11, 2014) with employees volunteering their time at special schools, free health camps, shelters and NGOs.
In its effort to add trained manpower from the local community to its workshops, Tata Africa Holdings has been supporting a partnership with Imperial Technical Training Academy since 2011.
Seeking to boost the skills of local youth, Tata Africa Holdings (Kenya) upgraded the Tata Aggregate training facility as part of the Don Bosco Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ (Healthy Children, Healthy Future) initiative is launched at Dewas, Madhya Pradesh.
TIL employees helped clean nearby areas, while free health checks were provided to children in neighbouring schools.
The second ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ health camp is held in Dewas.
A girl student diagnosed with a visual problem at the ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ health camp is treated successfully.
Meritorious students at a Mumbai municipal school are awarded Stryder bicycles by TIL.
The fourth ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ programme held on January 17, 2015, in Amona Village in Dewas (Madhya Pradesh, India) benefited 353 schoolchildren, and 143 girls received the rubella vaccine.
Mr Len Brand, Head, Distribution and Executive Director, Tata Africa Holdings, presented scholarships worth over R800,000 to 19 postgraduate students from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) as part of the Tata Postgraduate Scholarship programme.
Tata International’s Distribution team in South Africa donated over R120,000 to Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) in Cape Town on November 22, 2019. The donation will cover the costs of surgery to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities, and provide education and training on the deformity.