Last updated on July 10, 2012
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – In pursuit of the company’s mission and vision integrated with its corporate social responsibility, New Media Services (NMS) is privileged to announce its partnership with People’s Initiative for Learning and Community Development (PILCD). PILCD is a Philippine-based, non-profit organization that aims to contribute in the development and empowerment of marginalized communities and vulnerable groups through community education and social action.
The partnership will center on PILCD’s Community-based Adult Learning and Development program to address the needs of youths who have very limited or no education experience, integrating sports, specifically football, as a platform for learning. The integration of a football training program aims to boost the quality of learning outcome of the out of school youths, especially in promoting leadership, team spirit, camaraderie, healthy lifestyle and well-being in a physically and mentally stimulating platform.
The football team will be composed of the learners of the Balik Paaralan (Back to School) for Out of School Youths and Adults (BPOSA). The program is initially slated to begin on August and will commence for 10 months. Participants of the program will be receiving football training once a week, with organized team matches every month.
“This is our way of giving back to the community as a company, and to appreciate what we have,” said NMS CEO Martin Eyking. HR Executive Manager Jennifer Francisco, the head of the program, also added that this initiative will “not only help the out-of-school youth participant train them for life skills” but “also help our employees appreciate the value of life” itself.
“Football is a globally-recognized sport. It opens up new learning experience from a unique perspective. The sport teaches more patience, hard work, and perseverance in reaching a goal,” noted Ramon Mapa, Executive Director of PILCD.
The football training will be facilitated by a football coach, interspersed with workshops and activities for reflection and group learning, to be conducted by NMS employees, to further build self-esteem, cooperation, team work, promote healthy lifestyle and teach the ‘science and math’ of football. The trainings and matches will be held at Benguet Sports Complex in Wangal, La Trinidad, Philippines.
New Media Services, headquatered in Victoria, Australia, is in the forefront of bringing real people, who give live interactive support services, catering for both the Web Service and Mobile Support Services industries. NMS provides ultimate resource for all your information and entertainment requirements, backed by a team of dedicated and skilled personnel. They lead in providing global outsourcing services utilizing real people.
For more information, please contact NMS at (+61) (0)3 9016 3480 or at www.newmediaservices.com.au. Their office is located at 4 Dundass Grove, Botanic Ridge, Victoria , 3977 Australia.