Impact Day 2012
Deloitte commemorated a decade of impacting the community
In keeping with a tradition of reaching out to the community every year, Deloitte in India celebrated a decade of impacting people and creating a difference on 23 November 2012.
Impact Day is an opportunity for Deloitte people to put their passion, determination, and skills to use for the benefit of their communities. They provide skills-based volunteering and a helping hand to hundreds of NGOs where they share their knowledge and expertise.
This year, more than 17,000 professionals across 9 cities devoted their time and energies to impact more than 240,000 people with exemplary services.
A brief on the various Impact Day projects in India:
280 projects in Hyderabad
• Focus areas: Infrastructure developments in underprivileged schools, transformation of AIDS patients building, developing a unique herbal garden
• 60 projects in Mumbai.
• Focus areas: Health camps and educational workshops for street children, environmental awareness, health camps to check cancer patients in slums, spending time with elderly in old-age homes, refurbishing of old school rooms, book donation
• 42 projects in Delhi
• Focus areas: Sensitization camps on eye donation, promotion of sustainable development in society, spending time with underprivileged children by engaging them in games and educational workshops, camp for animal lovers
• 45 projects in Bangalore
• Focus areas: Public awareness on health issues, cleaning up a lake, cleaning up a public park, improvement of underprivileged school facilities
• 2 projects in Pune
• Focus areas: Setting up solar lights for tribal children while studying, create a story wall for blind students
• 2 projects in Kolkata
• Focus areas: Games and activities for physically challenged children, education camps for children in slum areas
• 5 projects in Ahmedabad
• Focus areas: Awareness programmes on evils of tobacco, alcohol addiction, spending day with children afflicted with leprosy, environmental protection
• 6 projects in Chennai
• Focus areas: Sensitization programme on mental disabilities in educational institution, spending a day with children in an orphanage, spending a day with cancer patients
It was an enriching experience. We realized that we take a lot of things for granted and this experience made us feel humble.
Our dream houses are actually built on so many unfulfilled dreams and discomforts of the children of the labourers who spend years working at the construction sites. We never realize that someone has to be shelter-less to build a shelter for us. It was a very soulful experience to spend some time with the innocent lives. There are so many bright sparks in our country which needs to be channelized. MMC is surely doing a good job of providing them with the basic education, food, nutrition and most importantly care and affection.
~ Tina Thakur
Impact Day always has special memories for me. Like before, this experience was also enriching and heart-warming. It’s wonderful to see that life has so many challenges but people never give up and this is a key take away for me. Even though the inmates being kids, they have lot to teach. I feel blessed to be a part of the team and I’m sure we’ve made a positive impact on the lives of children (as well as us).
~ Soniya Vyas
It is great opportunity to contribute some time for social activities and create impact on the society by way of educating the people, about their precious lives and railway safety.
~ Suresh Sihani
A truly enriching experience! These kids are truly special, they accepted us almost immediately and showered so much love and affection…it was unbelievable! Looking forward to participating and contributing to many such events in future.
~ Shweta Shetty
A soulful experience. The amount of joy and the excitement the kids at the “juvenile home” experienced and expressed during our interaction all through the programmes on that day was beyond words. The love and affection they showed us and the confidence the care-takers had in us that we would help them in giving the incumbents a promising future, made us realise that we have a much greater responsibility towards society.