Go’s Employee Sponsorship Scheme, which was launched to instil in employees a passion that goes beyond their work, is celebrating its first anniversary. The scheme focuses on a range of experiences that highlight initiatives concentrating on charity, arts, sports and the environment.

HR chief at Go Michelle Bonnici said the company was acutely aware of creating a culture of change and responsibility, starting with its people. “Getting our employees motivated and excited about being involved in corporate social responsibility initiatives is a great way to begin.”

Employees Paula Azzopardi, Jacqueline Cassar and Bjorn Vassallo have utilised sponsorship funds to participate in humanitarian initiatives over the past year.

Ms Azzopardi from Go’s quality audit department was sponsored for missionary work in Mozambique. The trip took over two years of careful planning that included organising fundraising activities and even learning Portuguese to communicate with the local community.

Ms Cassar, an employee from the company’s HR department, joined a group of 13 FACES volunteers to work on a humanitarian project in Kenya. FACES is a voluntary organisation set up with the mission of improving the quality of life of under-privileged people in developing countries.

Mr Vassallo, team leader from the IT helpdesk, headed a team on the 800-kilometre trek of El Camino de Santiago in Spain to raise funds for the Inspire foundation. He walked 110km, starting from Sarria in Spain.”

Applications will soon open for employees interested in Go’s Employee Sponsorship Scheme for this year.

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