ZOOMBAHAYAN AND YOUTH VOLUNTEERISM: ONLINE VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT
Amidst the limitations brought by the pandemic, we’ve built a new connection with our dedicated volunteers through the launch of Zoombahayan – a virtual capacity-building program that aims to help families and communities build strength, stability, and self-reliance in the new normal.
Employee volunteers from our partner companies, organizations, and institutions facilitated online sessions and workshops on a wide variety of relevant topics such as anti-violence against women and children, financial literacy and management, economic sustainability, proper sanitation and hygiene practices, solid waste management, and career development.
Even though physical on-site activities were suspended, our youth leaders and advocates still found a way to reach out to their adopted communities through the support of our homeowners’ associations. They also successfully initiated donation drives to help address the needs of communities such as providing solar streetlights, improved internet connection for online learning, bicycles, educational materials, COVID-19 relief goods, and seedlings for community garden.