Brgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City
“At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.” ― Warsan Shire
The place where you grow up isn’t always your home. A place where you feel safe and loved is where your home is. This is the case for the young pregnant and unwed women in dysfunctional relationships who have found their home in Grace to be Born Maternity Home and Nursery. Established in 2009 by Bo Sanchez, Rey Ortega and Betty Roxas-Chua, this temporary shelter serves home to women and babies who were ill-treated in their previous residences. Instead of getting an abortion or abandoning the children, the Grace to be Born Home gives an alternative for women to get care and put their infants in nurturing homes.
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Proving that helping people is part of the company’s DNA, SYKES volunteer employees paid the home a visit for a gift-giving activity under the company’s corporate social responsibility arm, SYKES Cares. On October 23, 2017, SYKES representatives Saturnino Ausan and Joel Javier personally handed out the care packages to the home’s personnel-in-charge. These contained food and other essentials for the mothers and children in the shelter.
Despite the dangers of abortion, poverty and fear of rejection push some Filipino women to risk their health. Others who choose to continue the pregnancy, sometimes abandon their infants due to the same reasons. This is why SYKES volunteer employees chose the Grace to be Born Home for their outreach activity. Located in Dr. Sixto Ave., Bgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City, Grace to be Born can be found in the rent-free space provided by Basti and Betty Roxas-Chua. Notwithstanding the distance between Makati and Pasig City, SYKES representatives braved the workday Monday traffic to personally meet the occupants and distribute their gifts.
SYKESers have always been ready to lend a helping hand to our communities. Some of the recent projects under SYKES Cares were the Pedro E. Diaz Computer Laboratory, PUP computer donation, and the SYKES Gawad Kalinga Village for the Typhoon Yolanda survivors. Through these campaigns SYKES shows that it’s not just a leader in global business process outsourcing, but also in caring for the society.
If you want to share your blessings and be a part of SYKES Cares, contact Jaja Aguna at firstname.lastname@example.org.