Aspen Mexico proudly recognizes the importance of promoting the participation of employees in order to create a significant social impact through Mandela Day.
Following internal consultation the consensus was to support the Hogar Dulce Hogar Foundation (DAYA), which cares for 23 under privileged girls ranging in ages from 9 to 20 years. They are provided with shelter, education, healthcare and psychological support. Some of them are teenage mothers who do not have the resources to provide education, home and food for their children; while others have been victims of various kinds of abuse.
Support for the cause was unquestionable with 132 Aspen employees and their families participating in the event to ensure a better place for the girls to live in.
Special guests from the South African Embassy joined the activities when Aspen also handed over more than 1500 articles which had been donated by employees.
The team, some of the girls and members of the Embassy, rolled up their sleeves and joined in painting the walls of the shelter, improving the gardens and repairing some of the facilities. After the hard work, the fun began with board games and sporting activities that the girls thoroughly enjoyed.
Eduardo Sosa, General Manager Mexico echoed Nelson Mandela’s sentiment and said “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination, which is what we seek with this kind of activity.”