We are pleased to share with you that our Community initiatives have been featured in the leading English Daily Bangalore Mirror on Thursday, 17th September.
The article outlines activities that we at Tesco Bengaluru organised as part of our long-term community theme of ‘Skills4Life’, involving colleagues collaborating with citizen groups, the immediate neighbourhood, and the larger community. These included our volunteering efforts in the government schools in Nallurhalli, Marathahalli and Medhehalli. Our ‘Skills4Life’ initiatives aim to provide quality education to children from underprivileged backgrounds.
Tesco Bengaluru partnered with Nallurhalli village residents to plant 30 fully grown saplings with the help of NGO partner Say Trees. The saplings were planted near the village government school on 13th September, 2015. The villagers were inspired to participate in this activity due to the effort of Tesco colleagues who rejuvenated the nearby Nallurhalli park recently, clearing the playgrounds and painting the bridge school. Yet another example of creating a lasting community impact and helping green Bengaluru.
We have re-launched the Digital Literacy Programme in its second phase at the Nallurhalli Government School. Colleague volunteers are teaching computer skills to children of standard IV and V for an hour every Friday. The children are very eager and enthusiastic about getting to work with computers and learning something new!
Tesco Bengaluru colleagues planted over 400 fully grown saplings in association with the NGO Say Trees, schoolchildren, local residents and members of Jala Poshan’ – a citizens group – at Jakkur Sampigehalli Lake premises in north Bengaluru on Sunday, 13th September, 2015. The saplings included 14 different varieties of native plant species which were chosen with care to revitalise the lake’s ecosystem. The lake is one of the largest and cleanest water bodies in Bengaluru playing host to over 57 species of birds, as well as reptiles and mammals like the mongoose.
In collaboration with our other partners we have already planted over 1900 full grown sapling at places such as the Jarakbande Kaval reserve forest (near Yelahanka), Railway Satellite Goods Terminal (in front of ITPL), WEPPIA Water Tank premises (Opp Inorbit Mall) and Sheelavanthakere Lake.
Care4Nature is one of our community themes, focused on creating awareness and inspiring colleagues to pursue sustainable habits and participate in environment-friendly initiatives