L&T has a structured employee volunteering programme, L&Teering, which enables and encourages employees to participate in community development activities. L&Teers teach children, donate blood, plant trees, support in conducting health camps in communities, conduct competitions in schools, distribute educational aids, and conduct sessions with children on special topics like safety and career guidance.
Here’s a snapshot of L&Teering activities and their impact:
Volunteering in Education Interventions
Aiding the visually challenged - L&T-ites volunteer to record audio books for the visually challenged. Volunteers also function as scribes to write various exams for the visually challenged.
Supporting study centres - Volunteers usually teach English and Maths in study centres every Saturday in Mumbai. During the pandemic, despite grappling with many uncertainties and anxieties, L&Teers got connected through virtual platforms to reach out to the underprivileged. They kept the momentum alive by conducting online sessions through WhatsApp/Zoom/other networks, storytelling over the phone, recording books and donating time and other aids like mobile phones and study materials to students.
Building futures, one child at a time - L&T partnered with the NGO Mentor Me India, where employees mentor kids from low-income group communities. These mentors regularly meet the children, helping them develop various aspects of their personality and behaviour, spanning the spectrum from confidence building to good citizenship. The mentors act as role models who provide the guidance and support that the children may not receive from their environment.
Volunteering in health interventions
L&Teers help in organising health camps. L&Teers conduct blood donation camps to maintain a sustainable supply of blood during COVID-19 emergencies.
Volunteering in shelter homes
Taking joy into homes - L&Teers regularly visit institutions for orphans, senior citizens and cancer patients, and engage them through entertainment and educational activities.
Volunteering in environment interventions
L&Teers contribute to keeping their surroundings safe and clean by organising tree plantation and cleanliness drives. Volunteers conduct awareness sessions on topics such as road safety, the right to education, etc.
In 2020-21, 4,360 employees volunteered 27,763 hours after work to be of service to 11,700 beneficiaries
NGO Mela - Every Diwali, L&T’s CSR team organises an NGO mela at various locations to encourage entrepreneurship among the self-employed individuals supported by various NGOs. Several home-made or small-scale industry products are displayed for sale, helping the self-employed earn with dignity. NGO Mela was not held in 2020-21 due to Covid Restrictions.