Globe signs up, gathers volunteers for Brigada Eskwela 2018

May 31, 2018
PASIG CITY, May 31, 2018 – As part of its effort to encourage more Filipinos to take on volunteer initiatives, Globe Telecom rolled out its nationwide volunteerism program in line with its participation in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Brigada Eskwela 2018 with the theme, Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan Para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan.”
Tapping into the selfless hearts of Filipinos, Globe aims to make volunteer activities, especially during the Brigada Eskwela season, accessible and fun to do with friends and family. Through its volunteer program, Globe encourages various sectors, such as non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies, private sectors (through their corporate social responsibility or CSR), and the academe to connect with communities and continue spreading acts of kindness to those who are in need.
“Gawin po natin ang lahat ng ating magagawa, nang sa gayon, iyong mga bagay na kung tayo po'y nag-iisa lamang ay hindi natin maaabot, sa pamamagitan ng partnership ay ating maaabot. Ito iyong mga bagay, iyong mga pangarap, iyong mga layunin, na hindi po natin makakamtan kung tayo po'y nag-iisa lamang,” Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships, and School Sports Tonisito Umali said in a recent press conference for Brigada Eskwela.
Through this partnership initiative, the number of volunteers for the Department’s flagship program in social mobilization is expected to continue rising.
“The impressive rate of volunteerism in the Philippines proves the innate kindness of Filipinos. With a nationwide initiative like this, we are able to reach out to more individuals, communities and companies to help create a ‘Globe of Good’,” Yoly Crisanto, Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications of Globe, shared.
The Globe Volunteer Program campaigns for collaborative movement towards the formation of a unique culture of kindness in line with its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Globe has always supported education-related activities, some of which includes the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) which promotes responsible digital citizenship; PRISM, which is aimed at advancing digital literacy of teachers; and Strategy Innovation, and Transformation (ShiftED), which assists the government and schools in developing globally-competitive students and teachers.
Globe has had previous involvement in Brigada Eskwela, prioritizing employee volunteerism through their iGive pillar under the Globe CSR.
With the assistance of Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines, Globe has made it easier for everyone to create or look for volunteer opportunities by signing up at through any device with Internet access. Groups comprised of two to four volunteers must be formed to join the activities. Additionally, companies without existing volunteer programs would be able to match their employees to various volunteering opportunities that suit them, while companies with existing volunteer programs may also register.
By joining this volunteer program and registering to the site, every group’s hours are counted while they gain the chance to win prizes from Globe.
Such community effort is evidence that Filipinos continue to carry the spirit of bayanihan even in modern times.