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Nammura Sarkari Unnatikarisida Government SchoolRakuten India CSR adopted the “Nammura Sarkari Unnatikarisida Government School” in RR Nagar that conducts classes from 1st – 8th grade, mostly catering to. With exams around the corner, the CSR team quickly arranged for basic stationaries, cupboards for classrooms, a printer and laptop for office use.
Srirampura Girls OrphanageThe CSR team collaborated with the NGO, Need based India (A foundation for Child Care and Development) to help the all-girls orphanage in Srirampura. This orphanage is managed at a Government school campus, where 6 rooms are given for the orphanage and houses 60-70 children aged between 5-15yrs (all girls). These girls get regular hygiene stationary that helps them stay clean and healthy. Additionally, employees of Rakuten India contributed towards the renovation and construction of a brand-new kitchen. This was a joint program where the employee contribution was matched by Rakuten India and a beautiful and cleaner kitchen was built. The CSR team has helped not only fix their housing facilities but during the Joy of giving month, along with help from other Rakutenians, we were able to gift two new dresses for the children!
Nightingale Medical Trust & Old age homeRakuten India employees along with the CSR team collaborated with an NPO, Nightingales Medical Trust, that works on various need-based projects and programs for the well-being of Senior Citizens and persons with Dementia of all socio-economic groups. Employees of Rakuten India together sponsored apparels, meals and monetary support for the Senior Citizens as part of the Joy of Giving initiative in 2019.
Water for voicelessDuring the sweltering summer heat in Bangalore, our CSR team realised that during this time period animals are often the worst hit. Hence, a program was initiated program for Rakuten employees where they were asked them to keep small pots or vessels of food and water for stray dogs, cows, birds or other animals that might need it. The CSR team also gave away free pots for employees for employees to help feed these animals in need.
Bear Rescue centre in Bannerghatta national parkRakuten India employees along with the CSR team visited the Bear rescue centre to understand the rescue and rehabilitation operations of the sloth bears as widely known as street dancing bears. Our employees spent an entire day with the staff feeding the bears and also donated an ECG machine to their rehab centre.
Donations for Food ReliefFor the past two years, Rakuten India employees have been joining hands with the CSR team in supporting Flood affected areas. Apart from monetary support, our employees donated clothes, ration and other necessary flood relief items.
Support during COVID – 19During the Pandemic outbreak, all our employees were forced to Work From home. But, that didn’t stop Rakuten India from helping the community! Many migrant labours lost their jobs due to the Lockdown were not able to earn their bread. Therefore, our CSR team along with Robin hood Army identified a cluster of people where 1000 Food packets through our vendors Richbite were distributed by the CoronaWarriors on a daily basis.
Diversity & Inclusion
Rakuten India respects the unique qualities of its customers and employees worldwide. By nurturing their talents and passion, we believe we can succeed in our mission to create true value on the world stage. Hence, diversity is one of Rakuten’s key corporate strategies. We aim to hire the brightest talent from around the world, with unique and different perspectives to best serve our customers with innovative services worldwide, because we aim to be a company ready to change the world. We want to be a driving force for the advancement of human beings and society. We are pioneers, and we want others to be inspired by what we do and to follow our lead. As a company made up of diverse people and ideas, we will strive for the realization of these values and this vision.