Today, companies practice Corporate Social Responsibility (RSE for their acronym in Spanish) and are consciously and permanently committed to community development. Any company that practices RSE demonstrates it has a greater awareness of its workers needs and the needs of the population, and this helps improve the company s public image. The RSE is the entire company s responsibility. It is therefore a strategic decision that the whole company participates in. It s not only about investing money, but also about changing the way we live.
Aprendo Contigo offers a corporate volunteer program in which companies and their employees benefit not only by getting involved and providing economic support, but also by having the employees actively participate in volunteer programs prepared according to their availability and dedication. Employees can participate as teacher aides in our classrooms, at their home or office preparing teaching materials, doing activities with the children, helping with the Christmas campaign, and so on. These activities are scheduled in advance, and the times and dates are coordinated between the company and the program.
One of the greatest achievements of Aprendo Contigo has been changing the concept of volunteer work into an organized, strict program with a well-defined work plan. For our volunteers, Aprendo Contigo has been a way to commit to our society and to our poor and sick children, making the learning experience a dynamic and personal process that extends even to their families. It is this experience that we want to share with employees of companies interested in practicing RSE.
Considering that the program serves about 280 hospitalized children daily and 100 outpatient children in three classrooms, the annual impact is of more than three thousand benefitted children. Thus, since its inception in the year 2000, Aprendo Contigo has served more than 3,500 hospitalized children and 20,000 outpatient children.
For more information: Marisol Labarthe of Stiglich
Image and Resources Coordinator