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Encouraging volunteering in Deutsche Bank Group Manila

March 2017 │ Philippines

To encourage volunteering amongst colleagues, Deutsche Bank Group (DBG) Manila, held a site-wide‎ friendly competition on volunteering in the last quarter of 2016. Teams competed with each other to see who could rally the most volunteers and on best creative ideas to help charity organisations. Manila’s People Working Group arranged the event.

DBG Manila wrapped up the th‎ree months of volunteering with an award ceremony during its People Day event in February to celebrate employees’ contributions. In total, local employees spent 3,575 hours volunteering during the last quarter of 2016.

The teams engaged with three main groups of beneficiaries from the Asian Student Christian Foundation (ASCF), AkarakA, and Davao scholars. Rob Vogtle, Deputy Head of Group Finance, attended activities with two of the three groups.‎

The ASCF is a non-profit child and family welfare and development organisation with over 300 children under its care, all from families below the poverty line. Some of the children have been abused, abandoned or neglected, and rescuing them from the shackles of poverty through education is one of ASCF’s main goals.

In collaboration with AkarakA, Deutsche Bank provides financial assistance to students who have earned scholarships from some of the best universities in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Singapore. In Manila, Deutsche Bank employees mentor scholars and help them prepare for the corporate world.

Through the Dress Down for Charity programme, the bank also sponsors the education of aspiring young minds in the city of Davao with partner institutions Holy Cross and San Pedro Colleges. The bank has supported 63 scholars from the Dress Down for Charity programme since 2007.

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