Cirtek Electronics Corp.’s community garden finally reaped green, leafy vegetables from its garden of life.
After four months of collective effort and labor in nurturing what used to be an idle garbage dump area of land, the dedicated employees gathered the fruits of their cultivated garden.
What is more heart-warming from this endeavor is the opportunity to share these products by selling them to the employees for a very cheap price and by donating most of them to those who are required to undergo quarantine.
This so-called quarantine pantry contained goodies from the garden and donations from employees and management.
Organized by the human resources and the medical team, the pantry is open to any employee seeking aid for their daily sustenance. It also provides financial relief to those who have to leave work and not earn temporarily in order to follow the health protocols dictated by the government.
An employee can choose from whatever is available on hand for the daily needs. The supplies are consistently replenished by internal and external donors.
The community pantry benefits both ways–the employees feel they are nurtured by the company and consequently return the gratitude with loyalty, higher productivity and efficiency. On the same token, the company, especially the management, gains more inspiration in providing workers with the appropriate support they require to continue with their service at Cirtek.
At this by-far the most trying times not only in the Philippines but in the whole world, the workers of Cirtek not only displayed fortitude and resiliency to fight the negative effects of COVID-19 to the semiconductor industry, but most noteworthy of all is their show of innate capability to care and treat the affected co-workers with love and support.
This is part of CEC’s culture–to help each other in times of need in whatever capacity each able bodied employee has.
The garden of life and quarantine pantry will be continued for as long as their existence have value, or yet may be turned over later into another form of a charitable program for whatever crisis the company might face in the future, according to Cirtek.