Green awareness drive by 59k Deloitte volunteers
Efforts revolve around enabling to education to those from undeserved communities, says NC Hegde, National Leader, People and Culture, Deloitte India.
Mumbai For the 20th leg of its annual Impact Day initiative, volunteers from Deloitte in India undertook both in-person and virtual projects. The focus was on improving learning outcomes among students from underserved communities as well as facilitating environmental awareness and engaging in activities to mitigate climate change.
The event is a culmination of year-round skill-based volunteering that the organisation encourages its people to undertake. "Through the past two years, our efforts revolved around enabling access to education to those from underserved communities, even if access to classrooms was restricted. Digital access and virtual learning marched forward tremendously," said NC Hegde, National Leader, People and Culture, Deloitte India.
The initiative involved working with NGOs spread across over 300 locations for learning initiatives, STEM models for schools, developing stories, podcasts, and audiobooks, environmental awareness sessions, and natural heritage restoration projects. It has positively impacted more than 3 lakh beneficiaries across seven States in India.
"Purpose is a cornerstone of our DNA. Impact Day is an opportunity for our professionals to live their purpose through their actions by volunteering and helping drive positive change in our communities. This year, our professionals are participating in both in-person and virtual volunteering activities. Through all these efforts, our focus remains on making an impact that truly matters - today and every day," said Kent Francois, Principal, Deloitte LLP.
Impact Day, along with other year-round volunteering opportunities, forms a key implementation pathway for WorldClass and WorldClimate, Deloitte Global initiatives.