On Tuesday 4th June, our wonderful offshore team in the Philippines alongside our Operations Director, Amber Gillogly participated in a team building/volunteer outreach day with the Aeta Tribe located in Sitio, Porac, Pampanga.
The team set out to the village, approximately 40 minutes from their office in Clark, loaded with care parcels, clothing and toys to donate to the community. The care parcels included 3 kilograms of rice, sardines, noodles and other groceries, which were distributed to the 105 families within the tribe, as well as a load of school supplies for the children and slippers for the adults.
The community has been living with no electricity, so the team supplied and installed 4 Solar lights, to not only give light in times of dark, but also to act as a safety & security feature at key locations in the village.
The day concluded with a feast put on by our Philippines team and an afternoon of games and laughter. All of the gifts were warmly received by the tribe with overwhelming gratitude and thanks.
The team are already brainstorming ideas and making plans for outreach programs for the future.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this day happen.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ―Winston S. Churchill