Giving back to the community has always been part of the company’s core values. We’ve organized community outreach activities, relief efforts for disaster-stricken communities, and job fairs. In the last quarter of the year, we took part in the annual training for teachers and tree-planting activity.
Tree-Planting at the City’s Sanitary Landfill
The company wished to do something meaningful for Thanksgiving and what better way than to plant trees and nurture them until they grow? Last November 28, 2019, our staff chose to celebrate Thanksgiving at Iloilo City’s sanitary landfill. The Iloilo City Environment and Resources Office provided the seedlings and gave the schedule for the activity.
Donation Drive for Mindanao Quake Victims
Last October 2019, the southern part of the country experienced a series of strong earthquakes that destroyed structures and displaced hundreds of families. Water facilities were also disrupted which led to the scarce supply of potable water. As clean water is crucial for recovery, Xilium employees initiated a donation drive to buy drinking water.
Social Etiquette Talk for Teachers
Also in October, our President and CEO, Vanessa, was invited to speak to around 200 public school teachers on what she deemed essential in this generation’s social interactions.
Public school teachers hold their annual In-Service Training (INSET) during semestral breaks of the academic year. It’s the time allotted for professional growth and personal development for those in the teaching profession.
Helping the community is rooted in Filipino culture called Bayanihan or “being a part of the community.” This is often portrayed as a big group of Filipinos carrying a hut across the river, but it goes beyond helping others in need. It’s all about getting closer to the local community and growing together as one.
Abigail is a senior writer in Xilium. Before joining the company, she worked as a content creator for online startups and has written about current events, health, lifestyle, and entertainment for US-based online news portals and lifestyle blog sites.