Home CATEGORIES Business Ethics & Philanthropy Over 58,000 Deloitte in India volunteers come together for virtual, skill-based volunteering...
For the 19th leg of its annual Impact Day initiative, the focus of volunteers from Deloitte in India was to ensure through diverse content formats that learning outcomes amongst adults, youth, and children from underserved communities are not compromised due to continued, pandemic-induced uncertainties in accessing physical classrooms and allied learning resources.
Impact Day 2021 involved working together with 28 NGOs in streams such as virtual learning sessions, environmental content development, education resource transformation, stories for children, employability bites, audio books, and worksheet creation. The initiative reached more than 700,000 beneficiaries across 16 states in India. Through the day, the cumulative time invested in skill-based volunteering was more than 410,200 hours.
The commitment amongst millennials and gen Zs, who form a bulk of Deloitte’s workforce in India, to give back to the communities in which they operate, was also highlighted in Deloitte’s 2021 global survey with these generations. 89% Indian millennials and 82% gen Zs reported having taken actions to try and have a positive impact on their community.
“At Deloitte, we have a high variety of skillsets, expertise, and areas of understanding, which we are in a position to offer to communities through Impact Day. The fact that we’re able to make a difference using what our people know so well, is something to be proud of,” said NC Hegde, National Leader, People and Culture, Deloitte India.
Impact Day, along with other year-round volunteering opportunities, forms a key implementation pathway for WorldClass, a Deloitte Global initiative. Through WorldClass, Deloitte has a goal of impacting 100 million futures by 2030, of which India is targeting 50 million individuals with a focus on women and girls. Apart from volunteering, WorldClass projects benefit from pro-bono support and financial grants from Deloitte.
“We know that we are only at the beginning of this journey and have a huge task ahead. Using Deloitte’s strengths and the vision of its partner non-profits, we are confident that we will drive change to make an impact on millions of lives,” added Kent Francois, Principal, Deloitte LLP, speaking about WorldClass.
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