Supporting and engaging the local community
At Verztec Consulting, we are committed to engagement with the local community. We firmly believe in not just giving donations but more importantly, in active involvement and engagement on a personal level.
In this blog post, we will be highlighting two CSR activities that we as a company were involved in, in the months of August and September. They are namely an outing to Snow City with kids from Life Community Service Society’s (LCSS) Friends of Children (FOC) programme as well as participating in the annual Yellow Ribbon Prison Run.
Making a difference in the lives of children from dysfunctional families
Started in June 2004, the FOC programme seeks to provide care and support for children (7-13 years old) while their parent(s) is/are imprisoned.
On the 26th August 2010, Verztec Consulting had the chance to work with LCSS by volunteering to bring kids from the FOC programme to Snow City for fun-filled activities.
Besides enjoying the unique winter experience at Snow City, there were also a couple of team building activities that helped us improve bonding and social interactivity with the children from the FOC programme.
Although the activities lasted for only half a day, it was an enriching experience for all of us at Verztec, not only did we have the chance to hone our communication skills. More importantly, we also had the the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these children.
Sending a message of hope to ex-offenders
The Yellow Ribbon Project seeks to promote a more accepting society, one that is willing to give ex-offenders a second chance at making good.
On 5th September 2010, a group of us from Verztec Consulting took take part in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run; despite a day with bad weather for a run, we persevered, braved the rain and eventually completed the 6KM run to collectively send out a message of hope to the ex-offenders.