Across six locations, the UK chapter of Wipro Cares has had a busy year so far, working alongside selected charities and partners to focus on Ecology, Community Service, and Education initiatives.
Our 45 volunteers have collectively pitched in over 500 hours across 15 different activities with local schools and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Working alongside the Canal & River Trust in London, over 30 volunteers helped tidy up the canal area making sure it was clean, safe, tidy, and presentable for the public to use. They also planted a variety of bulbs to help bring some of the verges to life and encourage the return of wildlife and insects.
Working with children is always fun and informative with Wipro being big believers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning. Through our partnerships with local schools in London, we have run an immersive session on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as well as careers sessions focusing on STEM opportunities and life skills. In Scotland, we partnered with a client to provide a personal safety and first aid session to pupils from across 18 different schools.
Wipro’s donations also helped a local school that specialises in care for disabled children buy a mobility van, enabling them to take more children for days out in a safe manner.
On a quarterly basis, we work alongside Pursuing Independent Paths, a charity that works with adults with learning difficulties to help develop key life skills. As part of their Fruitful Project, we work with the group to create delicious juices, which are then sold to the public – this allows the teams to learn skills in food preparation, customer services, and money handling. Our donations have also helped them continue virtual sessions during the Coronavirus pandemic, giving the adults being cared for a lifeline to the charity.
In December, our volunteers worked alongside Crisis, a homeless charity, and took part in the Giving Tree initiative, to offer support to both adults and children less fortunate at a time of year which can be very difficult for some.
‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run
Annually, Wipro brings together thousands of employees alongside friends, families, alumni, customers, partners, and suppliers to run the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ run.
The 2019 edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run saw 110 cities across 34 countries take part in the run with the UK represented by 687 participants. The funds raised by runners were matched 100% by Wipro and split between 2 UK charities.
The run aims to reinforce the core Wipro values, inspiring everyone to go the extra mile and a reminder that anyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it.
Volunteering can be a rewarding endeavour, both professionally and personally, helping us to learn valuable life skills; boost confidence and self-esteem; make new friends; and stay physically and mentally fit. Within Wipro, we are constantly looking for additional volunteers to help us extend our reach within our local communities and to offer the opportunity to give back.
If you wish to work for one of the largest philanthropic companies globally, take a look at Wipro’s current career opportunities: UKI CAREERS