Transworld Steps Up to fight Covid-19
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) announced as pandemic by World Health Organization has the world in its grip. With global governments going into “lockdowns” – the world is experiencing not just healthcare, but also an economic and humanitarian challenge as well. Transworld Group has always been on the forefront in supporting the community in the times of disasters – and more so in these trying circumstances – we have extended our support across multiple initiatives globally.
In India and UAE we have initiated a concentrated local action to support Government initiatives, healthcare workers and communities in need. The first phase of support started with joining the Government’s efforts through:
- Donating to PM Cares Fund
- Giving 1,000 bottles of sanitizers to Maharashtra Police
- Providing meal support for 275 sanitization workers for 6 days from 30th March till 4th April in Dubai, partnering with Dubai Municipality and UAE Food Bank. These workers were conducting the National Disinfection Program across the city each night during the campaign period. The second phase of support to healthcare workers and communities such as daily wage earners in need:
- Supporting daily wage earners in Maharashtra and Kandla, and vulnerable women waste pickers in Karnataka with dry ration kits for a month
- Supporting contractual port workers in Kolkata by distributing meals
- Distributing PPE kits to Maharashtra Government healthcare workers The Transworld Group remains committed to its mission of giving back to the community, especially when it is needed the most.
World Cancer Day 2020
Transworld Group in association with DATRI- India’s largest stem cell donor registry conducted awareness sessions on World Cancer Day 2020 on blood stem cell donation at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai and Indian Maritime University, Navi Mumbai. With our support they were able to garner commitment for stem cell donation from 167 students across both institutiosns. Till date Transworld Group has supported 355 potential stem cell donors in partnership with DATRI.
Mother and Child Care Programme
Since the last five years Transworld has adopted two villages, Ghaneghar and Karsud in the rural hinterlands of Maharashtra to provide mothers and children of the village with comprehensive health care services. We have been instrumental in transforming lives of women and children by providing them with ante-natal care, hospital deliveries, treatments and health-check-ups, ambulance services and awareness programmes. Till date more than 3000 women (mothers) and children have been supported with such services starting from pre-pregnancy stage to postnatal care.
World AIDS Day Campaign- 2019
Transworld Group Corporate Responsibility Team along with energizers and volunteers, marked World Aids Day in India & Singapore offices. Our Kandla team organized a medical awareness and voluntary blood testing for 130 port laborers and truck drivers with NGO partner Gujarat State Network of People Living with AIDS. 21 beneficiaries of the activity voluntarily tested their blood with GSNP+ for HIV. Cochin team joined hands with Cochin Port Trust and IMA to organize a public awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS through a talk and a skit to benefit 100 dwellers of Vathuruthy slums in the city. In Tuticorin, an awareness session and a medical camp was organized for truck drivers in partnership with TANSACS (Tamil Nadu State AIDs Control Society). 75 drivers benefitted from the session. In Singapore, a volunteering activity was arranged with HIV Patients, in partnership with CARE Shelter where our Singapore Team shared a meal and performed group song along with shelter volunteers. The campaign was aimed to benefit communities who are vulnerable and at high risk to HIV and AIDS as well as against ‘serophobia’ in all social settings.
World Toilet Day 2019
As part of our ongoing commitment to the UN SDG 6, Clean Water & Sanitation, Transworld Group observed World Toilet Day under the theme of ‘Living No One Behind’. Transworld Sri Lanka team conducted "Sanitation Drive & Awareness Campaign" for underprivileged children, partnering with SERVE NGO. The informative session focussed on good sanitation & cleanliness practices followed by distribution of hygiene items for 100 students by Transworld volunteers. The enthusiastic participation once again reflected our commitment to the value of Social Responsibility. In Mumbai, an awareness on handwashing techniques and hygiene practices was conducted in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, India at a Government School with participation of 80 students.
Movember Campaign – 2019
The month of November was dedicated to raising awareness about cancers in men particularly- prostate cancer. Transworld-ites showed their support by participating in the Shanab box campaign which was an innovative 30-day challenge targeted to raise awareness on cancers in men to encourage conversations around Prostate & testicular cancer which often is a taboo topic. They participated in this challenge by taking before and after photographs with and without their beards and moustaches. In India an interactive medical awareness on symptoms and detection of prostate cancer was conducted by an Oncologist from Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai in the Mumbai office. The objective of this campaign was not only to extend our solidarity towards the cause but also to make each one of us realize the significant impact cancer detection and treatment have on the psyche of patients.
National Nutrition Week - 2019
Transworld CR Energizers across Cochin, Tuticorin, Delhi and Mumbai offices visited Old Age Homes and Shelter homes in observance of National Nutrition Week to share a meal and extend our support to the underserved. Eye-check-ups for the elderly, nutrition awareness and meditation sessions for the elderly were organized. We reached out to 872 beneficiaries with 62 enthusiastic energizers across India offices.
World Alzheimer’s Day – 2019
CR Energizers and volunteers in Dubai marked the World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st September 2019. Facilitated by our NGO partner 4-get-me-not, a team of 45 transworld employees with family interacted with senior Emirati Alzheimer’s patients in the Old People’s Home in Sharjah. The volunteers and children put up a cultural programme, shared meals and distributed gifts to 48 senior patients and 32 support staff and 4-get-me-not senior volunteers, reaching out to 80 beneficiaries.
World No Tobacco Day- 2019
Corporate Responsibility energizers organized multiple awareness sessions in Tuticorin, Cochin, Delhi and Mumbai to encourage a tobacco free lifestyle on 31st May in observance of World No Tobacco Day 2019. Workplaces can have a significant impact on people’s lifestyle choices. It, therefore, offers a unique opportunity to address people’s health and influence their inclination to restrain from tobacco products. At Tuticorin, Transworld collaborated with BPCL and Rotary Club to create awareness around this issue and reached out to 105 beneficiaries ranging from TW contractual employees, BPCL employees and ground-level laborers and private drivers. Similar initiatives were undertaken at Cochin in partnership with Cochin Port Trust Hospital and Delhi with NGO ATTAC (Aim to Terminate Tobacco and Cancer) wherein we sensitized 50 employees on the harms caused by tobacco consumption, and they pledged to quit tobacco. The No Tobacco campaign was concluded on 11th June by organizing a public awareness at the Port User’s Building at JNPT, Nhava Sheva. This was in partnership with Salaam Bombay Foundation. The session was targeted to benefit blue-collared workers, contractual workers, shop owners as well as representatives from other shipping companies in that area. More than 100 people participated in the campaign and 24 of them registered themselves for Salaam Bombay’s ‘Tobacco Cessation Programme’.
Annual Blood Donation Campaign 2019
Our annual blood donation drive is organized in observance of World Blood Donors Day in the month of June every year. In 2019, as many as 391 employees registered to donate and 275 successfully donated their blood across offices which can save 837 lives.