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Tsinelas ni Juan Goes to Benguet

SYKESers held its annual Tsinelas ni Juan program to the children of Sitio Colong, Benguet

Members of SYKES Choices’ Outdoor Club reached out to the youth of Sitio Colong, Brgy, Batan, Kabayan, Benguet through the “Tsinelas ni Juan” program last July 14, 2018. More than one 100 students from Tamang Elementary School received school supplies, umbrellas, bags, and flip-flops.

SYKES Outdoor Club is a recognized organization that conducts activities promoting healthy lifestyle and responsible outdoorsmanship while enjoying the country’s natural surroundings. These activities include mountaineering, canyoneering, river trekking, backpacking, camping, tree planting, clean-up drive, and wilderness rescue and recovery.

The organization and its activities provide an escape from the daily grind at the office to recharge and reflect while doing community service such as the “Tsinelas ni Juan” program. The annual outreach program, which started in 2011, brings SYKESers to far-flung communities and gives them the opportunity to immerse with indigenous people and enrich the participants’ cultural experiences.

Aside from bringing the donations, the SYKES Outdoor Club also prepared fun activities and led the distribution of warm porridge to the students. In return, the faculty of Tamang Elementary School brought the town’s delicacies like chayote tops (sayote), squash (kalabasa), and tapuy (rice wine) as parting gifts for the SYKESers.

See how the organization and its locals worked together through the gallery below!

If you are interested to join SYKES Outdoor Club or participate in their programs, you may follow us in Facebook or contact the following members:

Ma. Angelita “Jelly” Castillo – ma.angelita.alonzo.castillo@citi.com

Grace Simeon – Grace.Simeon@sykes.com

Mary Anne Kathleen “Anne” Olayta – maryanne.olayta@sykes.com


SYKES Choices is a roster of recreational organizations for employees by employees. It was established since the company realizes that work-life balance is paramount to the well-being and fulfillment of its people; thus, SYKES values and commits to ensuring a culture and environment where its people can find balance in their work and personal priorities based on both individual and organizational needs.