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Monday, March 7, 2011

Visit to the Blessedville School for Special Kids with "SYKES-VMC" Back office team building






The term "Corporate Social Responsibility" may be a term that is rather unfamiliar to many of you reading this post, in fact this unfamiliarity is a result of few companies actually choosing to practice it. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is a way in which companies seek to create a positive impact on the consumers, communities and the environment by embracing responsibility for their actions and doing, for lack of a better term, what is right. The founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, delivered this rather appropriate phrase when describing the responsibilities of businesses: "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business". Here at Chummychum we endeavor to establish partnerships with various businesses in order to aid them in their attempt to embrace CSR as an active part of their business model. One of our most recent partnership events occurred on March 6, 2011 when Chummychum along with the SYKES-VMC Back office team headed by Mr.Rudy Dimaano (Team Leader)visited the Blessedville school for special kids located in Barangay Alfonso in Tagaytay. It must be noted that SYKES-VMC  is one of the largest business processing companies here in the Philippines  and in Canada with thousands of employees working in various centers both in Metro Manila and in Cebu. The visit to Blessedville actually came as a result of a request by Ms. Bhel, the school principal. This was due to the fact that most of the special kids had few visitors due to the sheer distance of the school from the main metropolitan area. Nearly 50 special kids ranging from those afflicted with down syndrome, autism and deafness call the school their second home however for those few hours on Sunday when Chummychum visited with the SYKES-VMC their disabilities were forgotten in the face of the joy they received. With packed lunches and lots of gifts generously donated by SYKES-VMC the children at Blessedville were able to enjoy themselves; deaf children danced to music with the autistic and those suffering from down syndrome dancing along with them. For those few hours what was seen was not a school for those with special needs but rather a school full of happy and smiling children. The day ended just as fast as it had begun but for all of those there, Chummychum, the SYKES-VMC and the school staff it was a day where we were able to proudly say that we were able to bring smiles and happiness to children who have rarely experienced such happiness in their lives.

Note* The photos shown are Chummy chum with the kids and the Sykes group, thanks to Ronnil for volunteering

2 comments

  1. Anonymous3/12/2011

    A very good experience.

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  2. Anonymous3/14/2011

    what matters is not what we have, but what we have shared ☺

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