This support often comes in the form of monetary donations, and volunteering of skills, experience and knowledge to support HAGAR’s restorative and empowering work with survivors of trafficking and abuse.
But to experience that level and depth of care, love and dignity from both senior executives and company-wide employees in a CSR initiative, was a first for us when we collaborated with Microsoft and Linklaters for their Pro Bono Day event on 28 October 2022.
“What help do the beneficiaries actually need? How can we support these women migrant workers to realise their aspirations for a better life? How can we help all of you in HAGAR to lighten your load?”
Mobilising close to 50 employees from both corporates on the actual day, the volunteers guided the beneficiaries through the gathering and building of skills profile, drafting of the CV and conducting of a mock interview in the half-day workshop.
The day wrapped up with heartfelt speeches of appreciation around the room and grateful smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries. While the ladies went away that day with a tangible gift of a CV, volunteers from Microsoft and Linklaters and all of us from HAGAR felt we got away with more – the tremendous privilege to be able to play a part in rebuilding these precious lives.
What a beautiful day. Thank you Team Microsoft and Linklaters for leading the way!
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