As a way giving back to the place where they live and work, employees in three Alabang sites recently conducted educational initiatives in partnership with Alabang Elementary School (AES).
AES, which has the largest student population among public schools in Muntinlupa, has been the beneficiary of various philanthropic projects driven by Convergys Alabang employee volunteers since 2012.
These initiatives include: Project Food-For-Kids, which provides supplemental meals for malnourished students; Project Bright Minds, which supports the implementation of AES? Special Science Elementary School; Project Special Kids, which supports the school?s SPED program, and Project Smiles, a learning and fun activity for students with special needs.
Convergys managing director Marife Zamora led the company?s Convergys Community Action Network (CAN) volunteers in a ceremonial turnover of a $6,000 donation to sponsor the 2013 round of Project Food-for-Kids, which targets 100 malnourished students in AES.
?We, the teachers, students and their parents truly appreciate the help. Convergys CAN Alabang?s support is unprecedented,? shared Dr. Emilia Alvarez, AES Principal.
In addition to the funding, Convergys employees will provide manpower for the six-month project implementation, in partnership with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC).
The organizers are confident of a successful outcome this year, similar to the project?s 2012 round.
Convergys employees have given almost 2,000 hours in volunteer work at the school, on top of their donations in cash and kind for Project Food for Kids and the other ongoing projects.
This year, Convergys CAN volunteers also plan to include in this year?s projects assisting the AES faculty in teaching Health and improving English proficiency.
Convergys is the country?s largest private employer with 35,000 employees in multiple contact centers across the Philippines. The company is now celebrating its tenth year of operations in the country.