Across TCS APAC, we run a number of tailor-made health initiatives to suit local socioeconomic and community needs. One such flagship project is our employee engagement drive titled the Joy of Giving. For three months each year, employees volunteer their time towards donation drives, fundraising initiatives, and visits to orphanages, nursing homes, and old age homes.
TCS Hong Kong has also independently partnered with YMCA to work on social community service and health education programs that improve the quality of life of underprivileged families. As part of the project, vegetables and bread from wet markets and bakeries is distributed to deprived families.
TCS Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) in 2015 launched a pro bono program under which Australian health, education, and environmental not-for-profit organizations receive complimentary access to TCS’ IT services. Among the services and solutions offered so far are a mobile app to help young patients manage cystic fibrosis, a medical registry for children suffering from congenital heart disease, and IT advisory services to promote online learning among indigenous communities.
In August 2017, TCS ANZ announced a partnership with 12 not-for-profit organizations for the Community Innovation Program. This program delivers in-kind services valued collectively at more than $1 million in fields such as application and website development, IT consulting, and technology optimization. The first year’s recipients range from medical charities to social enterprises, as well as four organizations that work to improve the well-being of indigenous Australians.
TCS Philippines and Singapore also host several blood donation drives in partnership with the Red Cross, with associates donating blood as well as assisting members of the public in doing the same. In China, TCS has tied up with Operation Smile to enable cleft lip surgeries and heal children’s smiles. The China team offers support in two ways: one, by sending associate volunteers to far-flung villages and provinces to support medical teams. Second, by designing a comprehensive IT system for a hospital in Hangzhou from scratch. So far, the TCS China team has participated in over 14 missions, contributing more than 2,800 voluntary hours and reaching over 1,600 beneficiaries.