CSRGOVE or Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance, is a class that gives the students the opportunity to act upon the different global issues and intensify our capability to the the causes through social responsibility and governance. It tackles companies that have the duty or obligation to put the best interest of the environment and society before their own.
Last February 10, 2017, our class went to Asilo de San Vicente de Paul. It was founded on July 26, 1885 by Sr. Asuncion Ventura, DC, a native of Bacolor, Pampanga. She donated an inheritance from her family to the Daughters of Charity and purchased a lot of 6 hectares of land for a building where she established the asylum for girls, making her the first Filipina to build an orphanage in the country. Later on, it expanded its services into providing education. Their main purpose is to uplift the lives of the poor and needy children.
During our service learning, we were divided into different groups to accomplish certain tasks. I was placed in the livelihood group wherein we were assigned to teach them how to produce and sell their products. Since the orphanage is right across the church, we thought of selling rosary bracelets. The materials needed are nylon string, beads and cross. It will be convenient for the mothers, as well as those with disabilities to make and sell this product. We would also teach them how much they will sell it so it will earn a profit. Also, different ways on how to market it so it will be big hit.
Through this activity, I learned that a successful business comes with social responsibility. I must not lose my values in my achievements but rather, put them into practice. Core values are what support the vision, shape the culture and reflect what the company values. They are the essence of the company’s identity — the principles, beliefs and philosophy of values. Establishing strong core values provide both internal and external advantages to the company.