Like many other professionals, the Staff Domain team can take for granted the seemingly simple things in life. Things like a roof over our heads, clean food and water, and education.
Collectively, the team decided to band together and find ways to give back to the community. We selected two causes to support recently and are proud to share the small difference we’re making as a team. To us it’s just the beginning. We look forward to building more connections with our communities to help spark positive change.
Three young children from disadvantaged backgrounds have each been given a full education scholarship each. In partnership with the Jesus loves the little children Foundation (JLLCF), Staff Domain will support the children through the funding of their education, and act as an engaged advocate for their development.
JLLCF was established out of deep conviction to meet the needs of homeless children, orphans, neglected, abandoned, abused children and destitute families in Metro Manila. In particular, Pasig City, home of our head office. The organisation aims to serve and reach more children at risk, and by sending them to school bring hope for a better future.
Staff Domain Director and CFO, Ben Rajah and HR generalist Neslax Cabanog recently visited the school and met with our sponsored kids aged 8 and 12. The experience was one that was truly humbling. Ben and Nes were overwhelmed by the students’ passion for learning and deep gratitude for being given that opportunity.
Whilst life changing for the children, the experience has really moved our team. Staff Domain will not only continue to support the children right up to the completion of their tertiary education. The team is also committed to providing more educational scholarships to more students in the future.
TAAL volcano victim support
There is nothing new about Taal Volcano erupting. But the January 2020 eruption was explosive.
Located on Luzon island in the Philippines, in the province of Batangas, it is the second most active volcano in the Philippines. It has 33 recorded historical eruptions – most are minor. The eruption in January was major and wreaked havoc on the island locals and wider community. More than 20,000 homes in the area had to be evacuated as the lava flowed and the dangerous ash spewed into the air even choking wider Manila. It left many Luzon Island locals homeless, destroyed businesses, agriculture and the environment.
The Filipino people have been incredible and quick to support the victims of the eruption. The team at Staff Domain wanted to do something together.
They chose a small organisation called Akbayanihan Foundation, who have set up drop off hubs for the collection of relief items for victims. Thanks to the generosity of Filipinos across the country, clothes was not high on the list of items desperately needed. The Foundation suggested cleaning materials such as soap, mops, trash liners, grocery items, toiletries and diapers.
In one day, the Staff Domain team filled seven boxes, which was delivered in person to the Foundation team by our head of HR, Connie Loquinario.
An excellent team effort for one day, and one that we’re keen to repeat in support of those who need it.
A sincere thank you to our team members who have hearts as big as their minds.