How do Corning ASEAN employees keep their spirits up through the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Friends, family, colleagues, and support for local communities.
In Singapore, employees embarked on a #corningcares4community journey, a series of four activities to connect and support different groups to make a meaningful difference. This included:
1. Distributing care packs of snacks and stationery to students from low income households to energize them during exams.
2. Donating pre-used and new IT equipment to enable more vulnerable families to go digital, to learn and work safely in their homes, and to keep in touch with loved ones.
3. Supporting a necessity care pack distribution to needy households with Guest of Honor, Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Health in Singapore.
4. Helping to paint safer communal areas with Nippon Paint VirusGuard+ containing Corning® Guardiant™ antimicrobial technology.
Corning was pleased to partner with the Northwest Community Development Council and Nippon Paint Singapore to make this CSR journey possible during this unprecedented time.
“Although the pandemic has disrupted our everyday life, life hasn’t – and doesn’t – just stop. Precisely because of the challenging situation, it becomes even more important for the ones who can help to come forward,” commented Edwin Sia, Strategy and Business Development Director, Corning International. “We are heartened to be in this position and given the opportunity to support the community.”
Corning ASEAN colleagues also raised close to $10,000 for their charity partner, the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), by supporting local community food outlets as part of a “Hawker Challenge” and playing a game of “Corning Wellness BINGO.” To check off squares on their BINGO game, colleagues exercised, practiced healthy habits, tried new activities, spent time in nature, bonded with friends, and challenged each other to team building. Experiences were captured in “Wellness Journals” with photos and videos, for self-reflection and sharing.
“Being distanced from the Corning team can be stressful sometimes and it can be lonely in the office,” commented Hendry Syafrullah, country manager, Indonesia, Corning International. “The Wellness BINGO activity helped to cure this. It made me feel like I belong to a big organization and big family.”
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