For the past years J-SYS Philippines, Inc. (JPI, now Fujitsu Engineering Technologies Philippines, Inc.) has been living up to their vision to be an ethical and socially responsible organization that contributes and gives back to the community. The company has conducted several activities that promotes environmental and social awareness among employees. For this year, JPI decided to visit the physically & mentally challenged children from the Chosen Children Village Foundation in Silang, Cavite.
The Chosen Children Village (CCV) was founded by a Filipina, Maria Angeles “Lita” Peypoch Fullerton together with her American husband in 1989. Her vision was focused on building a home environment that provides love and care for physically and mentally challenged children within a family setting. It is a non-profit organization that relies on donations and child sponsorship programs. Providing education is one of the top priorities of Mrs. Fullerton wherein the high functioning children were assigned to specific tasks like cleaning up after meals and keeping the toys after use. They wanted to give those children an equal chance to become independent and live like normal children.
One of the Employee Events Committee (EEC) members was able to visit CCV several times since September 2013. She admires the founder and the volunteers for putting up the foundation and taking care of physically and mentally challenged children respectively. Thus, she suggested to visit CCV for the 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility of JPI.
Our Company President, along with EEC and Department representatives went to Silang Cavite last November 16, 2015 to interact with the children and donate sacks of rice. When JPI team arrived in CCV, they were welcomed by Ms. Agnes, one of the Social Workers, who briefly discussed the history of Chosen Children. Ms. Agnes also discussed how one could donate to the foundation in the form of child sponsorship. JPI team started the tour by visiting the cottage for toddlers where two JPI members had a mild separation anxiety from playing with the toddlers. The next cottage the team visited is for infants where the maternal instinct of the JPI ladies became very evident as they interact with the children. Everyone enjoyed playing with the toddlers and the babies.
The children in CCV were trained to follow a specific schedule of activities within the day including their meal times. Since the children will be having their dinner at 16:00, the JPI team were able to meet several high functioning children who were tasked to assist in preparing the meals for other children in CCV. Then, the JPI team headed to the administration building to formally turn over the sixteen (16) sacks of rice, weighing twenty-five (25) kilos each. After the CSR activity, Ms. Agnes extended her gratitude to J-SYS Philippines for visiting the children and donating sacks of rice. It has been a great experience to the JPI team to interact with the children with special needs.