Forty volunteers from outsourcing company SHORE Solutions through its “SHORE-A-Share” program went to Ususan Elementary School in Taguig City on May 24 to participate in the Department of Education’s (DepEd’s) National Schools Maintenance Week also known as “Brigada Eskwela”. Brigada Eskwela is an annual nationwide voluntary effort bringing together school personnel, parents and the community to clean up and repair public schools in preparation for the school opening in June.
SHORE’s Human Resources (HR) director Ruby Macaraeg said that the company participated in the activity because “SHORE takes to heart our responsibility to the community. We hope to do our part, in whatever small way, to make Ususan more conducive for learning.” Leading up to May 24, boxes were positioned in all four SHORE office locations for employees to drop their donations of old and new books and child-friendly reading materials appropriate for elementary school students. Cash donations were used to buy supplies for the activity.
SHORE coordinated with Ususan’s Principal Ms. Josefina Granada for this corporate social responsibility (CSR) event. SHORE’s volunteers comprised managers, team leads and agents from various departments who trooped to the school to clean their assigned classrooms. They painted walls of five classrooms and also brought new school supplies for the students to use this coming schoolyear.
This is just one of SHORE’s many CSR activities. SHORE also participated in the relief efforts after last year’s Typhoon Yolanda. Education is SHORE’s chosen advocacy for its 2014 CSR program.