TELUS International eTELUS Days of Giving 2017 – Brigada Eskwela

May 13, 2017

Brigada Eskwela is a nationwide volunteer effort to maintain and contribute to public schools before the start of classes. This year was our 5th year with TELUS International. 2900 volunteers repainted 76 classrooms, 18 staircases, 22 hallways, and 1760 arm chairs.

They painted mural paintings in 9 designated areas, rehabilitated 6 garden areas, conducted a dental mission for 100 students, held a livelihood workshop for community mothers, and did a job preparation workshop for ALS students. They also provided basic life support training for school teachers, conducted community disaster resiliency training for community fathers, and constructed a new kinder room and playground area.

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Convergys Philippines Culmination

April 8, 2017

For the past 8 months, employees from Convergys Philippines spent their weekdays and weekends mentoring Alternative Learning System (ALS) Learners in Cebu and in Manila. Out of the 20% baseline target provided by the Department of Education – ALS, there was a huge percentage increase in the number of learners who enrolled. There were 143 and 49 learners who finished the program from Cebu and Manila respectively. Convergys’ volunteers attended the culmination program and some of them received outstanding awards.

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Good Deeds Day

April 1, 2017

Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

This year, Hands On Manila (HOM) celebrated the global movement on April 1, 2017. 100 kids from Childhope Asia were invited to Arroceros Forest Park for a morning filled with lively activities, prizes to win and good food and treats to enjoy. Tita Balot and Tito Chito, two of HOM’s beloved Sherpas, were the hosts who spearheaded the event. All-in-all there were 90 HOM volunteers who also assisted and took turns in bonding with the kids during the fun activities that emphasized on reaching their dreams and learning what it meant to do good for others.

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B&M Global Services Manila

March 25, 2017

B&M Global Services Manila hosted 100 children from five different public schools: Apelo Cruz Elementary School, Justo Lukban Elementary School, Legarda Elementary School, P. Guevarra Elementary School, and Timoteo Paez Elementary School. There were 60 B&M volunteers who entertained those present with storytelling and games. A professional reader from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Rich Rodriguez, also entertained the children with his stories.

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ADP Philippines’ Pillars of Volunteer Work

February 3, 2015

HOM developed and implemented a volunteer program for one of its long-time and valued corporate partners, ADP Philippines, last February and March 2015. More than 160 employee volunteers participated in various activities related to ADP’s Circle Program – environment, education and community. The two-month long program included an a) organic urban gardening at P. Burgos Elementary School in Manila; b) marine ecosystem tour with Mangrove planting in Calatagan, Batangas; c) distribution of portable solar powered lanterns + daycare refurbishment with All Lights Village in Balete, Batangas, and; d) tree nurturing at Mt. Malarayat in Lipa, Batangas.

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