Last September 15, SYKES turned over 42 computer units to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Sta. Mesa as a part of the SYKES CARES program. Led by SYKES Academe Team, the units were received by Manuel M. Muhi, PUP’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Engineer Flor Oquindo, PUP Alumni Relations and Career Development Officer. These units will be distributed amongst the different colleges in the campus, in hopes of creating an environment that’s more conducive to learning.
“We are very thankful for the support that we are receiving from SYKES. This would help our students a lot, giving them more opportunities to learn and be better at their studies,” Manuel Muhi said.
SYKES representatives together with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mr. Manuel M. Muhi, and team members of the Alumni Relations and Career Development Office, Engr. Flor Oquindo, Ms. RV Jane Salazar, and Mr. Adrian Guinto
PUP is one of SYKES’ 15 partner schools for its Academe program. Aside from this donation that was coursed through the SYKES CARES program, PUP also receives continuous support from the company as the academe partnership entitles them for exclusive educational tours, career talks, mock interviews, job fairs, and event sponsorships. A great number of SYKES employees are graduates from the school.
SYKES CARES, the company’s philanthropic arm, is an advocate of accessible quality education. From classroom refurbishments to donation of facilities and scholarships, the program has done many projects to champion this cause. Some of their previous projects include providing full scholarships to 49 students from Sienna College Night High School Program, in partnership with Springboard Foundation. They have also spearheaded refurbishments and computer donations for Kalayaan Elementary School in Paranaque, Philippine Christian Foundation School in Tondo, and Zapales Elementary School in Cebu, among many others. As of the moment, SYKES is currently refurbishing facilities at Pedro E. Diaz High School as a part of their corporate responsibility project for their site launch in Alabang.