Interacting with the Warli community at Doyapada

CR initiative in the West 

Our daily life is often so hectic, there is very little time for one to connect with nature or give back to the society. But 29 July 2017 saw 29 PwCites come together to make a difference for a social cause.

They visited Doyapada, a Warli tribal hamlet in Jawhar on the outskirts of Mumbai, nestled in the Sahyadri Mountains. The initiative was organised by the PwC India Foundation team in the West.

PwC India Foundation is currently supporting 'Doyapada' in building rainwater storage structures also known as Jal kund for its 54 households. The water structures would make sure the community has consistent water supply which can sustain five crafted mango trees per household, thereby enabling the community to sustain itself in the long run.

Our volunteers planted crafted mango trees and engaged with the tribal school children to relive their own childhood days. They interacted with NGO Vayam and the local villagers who threw light on the various hardships faced by them due to lack of basic knowledge about their forest livelihood and tribal rights.

Since Doyapada does not have LPG gas, volunteers participated with the locals to cook a meal using wood fire. The food was simple and prepared using organic ingredients. Post lunch, participants went on a nature trail traversing through dense forests, rice paddies, streams and rivulets. The fun-filled day ended with a refreshing lemon grass herbal tea specially prepared by the villagers for our volunteers.

We would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in this corporate responsibility initiative: 

Ajay Yadav Melinda Serrao
Ankita Redekar Nehal Pathak
Ashwini Devadiga Nikhil Shetty
Batul Savliwala Palak Doshi
Chirag Gogri Pragya Kumat
Devanshi Unadkat Rahul S Gupta
Dhara Gada Rajvi Shah
Rupen Shah Sandeep S Tondwalkar
Deepali Gupta Shantanu Sathe
Godly Habel Kurian Shashank Shekhar
Harshita V Jain Steven Joseph
Jinesh Pagaria Subha Sudeep
Kevin Joseph Subhendu Pandey
Khushboo Doshi Sumit Motwani
Vibhor Shukla  

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Jaivir Singh

Jaivir Singh

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PwC India Foundation

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