Alcatel-Lucent's Chennai employees recently took part in the company's International Days of Caring (IDOC), by arranging for a day of fun and recreation for the underprivileged children.
Sponsored by the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, IDOC is a multi-month employee volunteer initiative that takes place around the world to address key community needs and issues.
As part of this global initiative, Alcatel-Lucent organised volunteer activities in the city in association with two NGOs — Good Life and Aruwe.
These two NGOs work for the upliftment and empowerment of the underprivileged and physically challenged youth in the city. The employees from the Alcatel-Lucent office in Chennai organised an art and craft workshop in association with the NGO's Good Life and Aruwe. The employees also spent time with around 150 kids at these NGOs.
They participated in various cultural activities and imparted life skill training, making it a fun-filled memorable day for all of them. In addition, the employees also organised a donation drive for the NGOs contributing clothes, stationeries and funds for these homeless elders and children.
IDOC demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent's commitment to social responsibility by supporting and encouraging volunteer activities performed by teams of employees in communities where they live and work.