In the first volunteering event of 2018, the Oliver Wyman Mumbai office conducted a volunteering event with Teach for India, a nonprofit organization providing free education to students from under privileged communities. The office hosted 5 students aged 14-15 over the course of two days. This was the first time these students had ever seen a corporate office and got to experience what corporate life looks like as they toured the space.
Oliver Wyman and Marsh colleagues provided career mentoring and shared their perspectives on potential career opportunities available to the students. The idea was for students to hear journeys of people with different backgrounds to better understand the job options available to them in their future.
This was our first time hosting such an event in our office and there was initial skepticism about our ability to create impact. However, the feedback from the kids was extremely positive and they learned a lot from this engagement. Our teams who were involved in this also enjoyed it all quite a bit, and we agreed that we were able to “achieve amazing” over the two daysTanishq Goyal, Engagement Manager
Lastly, we held a workshop to create awareness of financial products with the students by asking them to conduct a survey on financial literacy and financial products. They were asked to go to their neighborhoods to inquire about the use of formal channels for simple financial products like savings, loans, and remittances. The kids surveyed 15 households each and came back to us with the results. We then helped them process the raw data, draw insights from what they found, and created charts to give them full overview. It was an eye-opening experience for them!
This story and others like it appear in the Oliver Wyman for Society Annual Social Impact 2018 Report.