Fall In Love With People Power – How Working Together Can Change The World

Fall In Love With People Power – How Working Together Can Change The World

Sometimes it hard to think that we can make a difference in this world. You might think ‘I am just one person, what can I do?’ But you need to remember that change comes from all those single people banding together and working towards a goal. People power can change your hometown, your country, and the world! Social Media With the advent of social media, we have seen some first-hand examples of how people power can make a difference in the world. Bill Byerley used Facebook to track down his missing grandparents, and barely a day go past when we don’t see an appeal to help someone. Image Source Social media is good for connecting people and encouraging the to take action. Social media also helps to combat the problem of compression fatigue. This is when you see all the awful stories on the news but feel helpless to do anything for the people that are suffering because they are so far away. Social media shrinks our world. It makes it just as easy to help someone on the other side of the planet as it would be to help your next door neighbor. Class action suits In the legal world, class action suits are another great example of how people power can make a difference. Class actions are when a group of people that have been affected by the same issue club together and sue a person or organization. Their cases together often make a much more powerful testimony than if presented individually. A famous class action includes the Exxon Valdez case. When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker...
Convergys PH Launches Give a Bag of Hope 2

Convergys PH Launches Give a Bag of Hope 2

Convergys Philippines has launched its Give a Bag of Hope 2, a nationwide employee-driven program that seeks to address the perennial problem of lack of school supplies among public school students. We are all too familiar about stories of broken young lives that could have been different if they were only given the chance to study with the basic tools they need. The lack of school supplies while in school can be a real cause for many children to drop out and forego their chances for education.   One can only imagine the feelings of children who have had to ask or beg for these supplies from their equally less-privileged classmates. It is easy to understand why some would choose to just look at their classmates, too embarrassed to ask after probably asking too many times before. The decision to just stop schooling usually comes after enduring many episodes of this and there goes the future of a child. Give a Bag of Hope Give a Bag of Hope, which is on its 2nd year, is a project initiated by Convergys Philippines that involves the participation of its employees. Employees can donate in three ways including referral, monetary pledge, and donation of school supplies. Every successful employee referral would mean one Bag of Hope to be donated to the cause. They can also choose to donate PHP 500 (the cost of one Bag of Hope) outright or arrange for salary deduction. The last option is to donate school supplies to be placed in the bags. The very first Give a Bag of Hope Event last year was a huge...
Cebuana Lhuillier to Hold Disaster Resiliency Forum

Cebuana Lhuillier to Hold Disaster Resiliency Forum

Do you know that the Philippines is the 2nd most disaster-prone country out of 171 countries in the world? In fact, over the course of two decades, our country has endured a total of 274 natural calamities. These calamities have such a great impact on Filipinos, that it does not only threaten livelihood and lives but also expose impoverished communities to deeper poverty and even despondency. Knowing the need to have more proactive measures in place to address this truth, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions will hold the 2016 Ready Disaster Resiliency Forum -The Role of Microinsurance in Building Disaster-Resilient Communities. 2016 Disaster Resiliency Forum The 2016 Disaster Resiliency Forum as spearheaded by Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions is set to happen on January 27, 2016 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Top officials from the Climate Change Commission, National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation, Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association, Project NOAH, and Habitat for Humanity Philippines, among other organizations, will be present. This was organized in observance of January as Microinsurance Month. The forum is presented in three parts to cover the most pertinent aspects of disaster preparedness: 1. Ready to Initiate: Why Invest in Building Disaster Resilient Communities? The first part highlights the value of being prepared for future calamities. It sheds light on new policy direction, programs, and recommendations of the government and partner stakeholders towards ensuring communities’ readiness to face and thrive amid disasters. To discuss the topics are Secretary Emmanuel M. De Guzman, Vice-Chairperson of the Climate Change Commission, Ms. Lenie D. Alegre, Chief of National Disaster Risk Reduction and...
Year 2015 Takeaways Towards Self-Improvement

Year 2015 Takeaways Towards Self-Improvement

After any meeting, discussion, or learning session, the usual question to participants is “What is your takeaway?” By takeaway, we mean a point or idea to be remembered. In as much as every year is in reality a big learning platform for all of us, it would be a good thing to pose this question to ourselves today as the year 2015 closes to welcome the new year 2016. Let me share with you the Teresay Year 2015 Takeaways Towards Self-Improvement:   Health is Indeed Wealth After a major health scare last May, I will never ever take the old adage “Health is wealth” for granted. That was the time I fully realized that life was too precious to be put to waste in being lonely when we can be happy, in just watching when we can be part of something, and in putting our well-being to chance when we can be proactively healthy. There are some things that we may not fully control such as our genes and the aging process but we always have the choice in how we lead our lifestyles that could either worsen or delay, if not prevent our health predispositions.   Happiness is a Matter of Appreciation There is truth in saying that the happiest being is the one who appreciates what he has and the loneliest is the one who always covets what others have. The very reason why happiness remains elusive to most of us is because we equate happiness with something material which will never be fully satisfied. We often say we will be happy once we get this or...

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