Convergys donates 500 school bags

THE COUNTRY’S largest private employer, Convergys, recently distributed over 500 “Bags of Hope” to elementary students in Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School in Davao City.

The event last July 27 is a sustained commitment by Convergys Davao employees to support the local community.

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STUDENTS from Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School line up to receive “Bags of Hope” from the Convergys Davao team leaders and employee volunteers.

The “Give A Bag of Hope” campaign, launched by Convergys Philippines in all of its sites in May 2015, is a nationwide employee-driven program, which seeks to address a basic challenge faced by public elementary school students—the lack of school supplies. The bags of hope allow them to better participate in school, and give them a fighting chance at their education.

Employees of the company raised money for the school supplies by donating through a monetary pledge and actual donation of school supplies, each successful referral also results to a bag of hope donated in the employee’s and new hire’s name.

“I am very thankful to the Convergys employee who gave me a bag of hope. The generosity inspires me to continue studying hard and hoping for a bright future, no matter what challenges life brings,”  says one of Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School student beneficiaries.

The school principal, Mr. Bernardo Panares, also remarked, “This is a great example for our children, that giving back enables hope for the youth to go for their dreams. The bags with school supplies donated by Convergys employees are ‘bags of hope’ indeed, and for that, we are grateful.”

“This project is one of the most meaningful initiatives as it is led by our very own employees, demonstrating one of our company values called ‘Serve the community’. Last year, the site chose a school in one of the mountain districts of the city for their school supplies. This 2015, for the “Give a

Bag of Hope” campaign, we are excited that we chose another partner school, which is at the heart of the community where our employees live and work. ” says John Abines, Convergys Davao Site Director.

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