Teleperformance pledges financial support for the construction of 50 additional homes at the Teleperformance-GawadKalinga Village. Photo shows (L-R) GawadKalinga Executive Director Jose Luis Oquinena, Teleperformance Asia Pacific President David Rizzo, Tanay Municipal Mayor Rafael Tanjuatco, GawadKalinga Founder and Chairman Antonio Meloto, Teleperformance Philippines Human Capital Resource Management Vice President Jeffrey Johnson, and Tanay Municipal Administrator Gabriel Piguing
Teleperformance, the leading global provider of outsourced customer experience management services, completed the turnover of 50 homes to the residents of the Teleperformance Gawad Kalinga Village in Tanay, Rizal.
Organized under the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation and the local government of Tanay, the village is the flagship project of Teleperformance Philippines’ corporate social responsibility arm, Citizen of the World (COTW).
Launched in August 2010, the Teleperformance Gawad Kalinga Village in Tanay. Rizal was developed to provide modest dwellings for the flood victims of Typhoon Ondoy. The 20-sqm concrete homes were designed with receiving, dining and external cooking areas, a bathroom, and provisions for a loft to accommodate larger families.
Today, the community located in Sitio Gabihan, Baranggay Tandang Kutyo has flourished to include a multi-purpose town hall, a daycare center, computer learning center, and a recreation area. This was made possible through thousands of employee volunteer hours and financial aid contributed by Teleperformance Philippines, its employees and partners.
Teleperformance Gawad Kalinga Village in Tanay, Rizal
The completion of the 50 housing units coincides with the Third Anniversary celebration of the Teleperformance Gawad Kalinga Village.
Apart from the formal turnover of the homes, which are awarded complete with bunk beds and dining tables, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to signify the pledge for the construction of 50 additional homes over the next year.
“These homes are proof that there is hope for the many families that have been left homeless by natural disasters”, said Brian Johnson, Managing Director of Teleperformance Philippines
‘Our company is committed to make lasting investments in the community and we look forward to welcoming more families into their new homes soon.” Johnson said
Antonio Meloto, Founder and Chairman of GawadKalinga Community Development Foundation, said that “the power of solidarity and the miracles that the private sector and GK we can create together and credited Teleperformance for providing hope for the needy through the company’s passion and dedication”.
David Rizzo, Teleperformance Asia Pacific President, agreed. “We are one with GK in inspiring hope and rebuilding the lives of the needy. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to make a difference in the community.”