November 23rd, 2009
Every now and then I hear about work that is being done by people in their own time that causes me to stop and think to myself, am I doing enough to help others? Earlier this year, a coworker of mine contacted me to tell me about a trip she was taking to Africa – not to take in the sites, but to give something back to the communities. She asked if she could share her experiences with the folks who read JNJBTW, and I was more than pleased to say yes. The following post is the first of three that I have the pleasure to put up on the blog. Now, keep in mind, Angela’s trip to Africa and the work that she did there was not an official Johnson & Johnson project, but I felt it was important to share her accomplishments as an example of what people can do outside of their work lives when they set their minds to helping others.
From Anglea Chiu, Interactive Marketing Manager, Vistakon, Hong Kong
1 August 2009, classroom dedication at Watoto
When a coworker heard that I was going to Uganda to build a school, he said to me, “From an ROI perspective, it doesn’t make sense for you guys to go all the way from Hong Kong to Africa to build a school!