Faith BaconFor years, the Lopez Group companies and foundations have continuously reached out to communities within and outside their areas of business operation to conduct volunteer projects and activities.
These activities are aimed at utilizing the skills and harnessing the interest of approximately 10,000 Lopez employees as well as tapping into their compassionate nature while providing them with the venue to exercise social responsibility and Christian duties.
These volunteerism programs and activities have largely been done at the company or foundation level. Very seldom has a Group-wide volunteerism program been done outside the existing Walk the Talk (WTT) Lopez Wellness program.
This is what made the Brigada Eskwela activity both exciting and different for the Group. While Brigada Eskwela has been an annual activity for some of the companies and their employees, this year Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (LGFI) identified a school where efforts of the various Lopez companies and foundations can be harnessed into one cohesive act of volunteerism. Thus, in coordination with the WTT program, LGFI facilitated a needs assessment of Kapitolyo High School in Pasig aimed at identifying the need of the school’s teaching and non-teaching personnel and students.
The wish list of needs and wants was synthesized into areas covering human resources development, disaster risk reduction and management, office administration and finance, personality development, and other special topics.
To see the results of the needs assessment or to volunteer, contact your HR officers or LGFI through Caloy Campos at 632-7916. (Story/Photos by: Faith Bacon)