Recap of the CSR trip to Nicaragua
Prophix has continually shown its dedication to giving back to the community through its support of numerous charitable organizations focusing on education, poverty, the environment, and health.
In support of our most recent Corporate Social Responsibility project, eleven members of the Prophix team flew out to break ground on the construction of 2 new classrooms for a school in Pueblo Viejo, Nicaragua. These new classrooms will help the school provide a safe and dignified space for children to learn. Prophix’s trip to Nicaragua was organized by our partnering charity, Students Offering Support.
During their trip to Pueblo Viejo, Prophix employees helped with construction work, taught English classes for over 180 students in Grades 1-6, and donated the school supplies for the children of the school. We learned how rare school supplies are to come by in the remote community of Pueblo Viejo: “Students will write in their notebooks in pencil, and erase the previous year’s work in order to have a blank notebook for the upcoming school year.”
Prophix’s priorities of employee development and community involvement are evident by the company’s investment in this trip. The company funded the costs of this project, covered half of the costs associated with the trip and provided the additional paid time off so that employees did not need to exhaust their vacation days for this trip.
One of the volunteers on the trip, Sally Lu, a business analyst at Prophix’s head office in Mississauga shared her experience on the trip with us.
She said: “This trip has taught me to think of life more holistically, and brought perspective to things I take for granted. It was such a meaningful experience, and I will never forget the children and families that we met. I am proud that the work I do for Prophix is helping others, and that we at Prophix are doing our part to be better global citizens.”
“At the end of the trip, it truly felt like we were a family, eating all our meals together and supporting each other throughout the trip. I am so happy we were able to inspire the children of Pueblo Viejo, and show them there is a bigger world out there and more importantly that someone outside their village and family truly cares about them.”