Annual Local Volunteer Work
In the framework of its parent company’s initiative, Good Deeds Day, Miya offices worldwide volunteer with relevant local efforts to improve the lives of the community. Though these projects are concentrated to a particular week in March, Miya Group offices contribute to the community throughout the year, both directly through water works and indirectly through local charities.
In 2014, Miya offices volunteered in the following locally relevant frameworks:
• Miya Philippines planned a daylong event for the indigenous Aetas. The day involved seminars on organic farming and vermiculture for adults and a track & field afternoon for local children.
• Miya Colombia volunteered at a local home for the elderly with limited resources. Miya employees planned a day of fun activities for residents and purchased supplies both for the day and well beyond as a donation.
• Miya Bahamas partnered with its client, the Bahamas Water Sewage Corporation, to renovate the ‘Elizabeth Estates’ Children’s Home. Because the scope of renovations went beyond Good Deeds Day, Miya and WSC employees rotated shifts at the home throughout the week to be able to complete the renovations fully.
• Miya Israel volunteered at a local school to paint its student activity center, plant gardens throughout the grounds with students (installing a sophisticated drip irrigation system, of course, to ensure water efficiency) and conducted a seminar on water conservation and awareness in 5th grade classes.