SAP has a fabulous CSR programme and I am proud to be part of a company which goes out of its way to help the local community. I have been fortunate enough to be a direct beneficiary of SAPs corporate citizenship programme when the UK SME team under John Antunes visited my children’s school, The Meadows in Wooburn Green.
Last year I spent a day at Heathrow Special Needs Farm, building flowerbeds and then filling them with enormous amounts of horse manure. It was a far cry from the day job, hot, sweaty, smelly and definitely hard work, but so much fun and so pleasing to see the fruits of ones labours at the end of the day.
When asked for projects this year, I thought what have I got to lose and threw my hat into the ring. I was delighted that the school was chosen as the SME teams project for 2012. On the day we had over 25 volunteers from SAP supplemented by teachers, parents and volunteers from the community church and wow,
What a difference a day makes! Swimming pool is gone, reception looks fantastic, Ks 1 corridor painted, environmental garden now a garden and not a jungle, flower beds sorted and planted, arbor built, sheds painted and re-felted, loads of tea made 3 skips filled with more to go in and brilliant community spirit. What amazed me even more was colleagues thanking me for organising the day when it was in my interest and I indirectly benefited from it. I was most definitely thanking them.
On the 20th November I am off to do another CSR event at Camp Mohwakwhich is a multi functional day centre for children with special needs children. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in and just hope that the weather is kind to us.
SAP Helping schools Run Better.