Volunteers from CPI conducted soap-making seminar to mothers, road safety program for pupils
Employees of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) shed their office suits and shared their culture of safety and excellence with their host communities during the recent Week of Caring 2017.
Stay-at-home moms in Pasig learned how to run a home-based soap-making business, while the pupils of San Pascual Central School (SPCS), Batangas were taught how to stay safe along the town’s busy street as they go to and from school.
CPI’s employees cooperative provided starter kits to housewives and helped them prepare, measure, and mix the first batch of dishwashing soaps and fabric conditioners. Chevron also provided training on marketing, sales and bookkeeping to help the trainees launch and sustain their new home-based business.
“The goal is to provide the mothers with profitable knowledge that they can then use to earn and supply their families’ daily needs. We hope to impart long-term solutions for them and their families,” said CPI Human Resources Manager Ramon Ortiz.
Meanwhile, other CPI volunteers taught road safety to the pupils of SPCS. The volunteers teamed up with the kids in learning activities and challenges that reinforce the importance of road safety and how to navigate the tricycles, jeepneys and truck-packed streets of San Pascual, Batangas.
“We put premium value on safety, it’s our culture and a key performance indicator of how we do things in Chevron. Safety is a way of life for the employees. Road safety and road discipline are strictly practiced. To be able to share this advocacy and culture to young minds helps spread safety consciousness among our host community,” said Atty. Raissa Bautista, CPI Manager for Policy, Government and Public Affairs.
CPI volunteers helped more than 30 mothers in generating an alternative source of income and educated 30 grade school pupils with road safety program.
Chevron’s yearly Volunteer Week program champions the need for diversity in the workplace through volunteerism that will benefit CPI’s host communities and disadvantaged people.