The biggest BPO employee event that started in Convergys Cebu as Hugyaw six years ago, has expanded to a portion of our Metro Manila sites this year! Called YOUnified SIKLAB, a group of sites joined together for a series of employee engagement activities that will culminate in August. Siklab was launched on May 27 at the McKinley West Event Grounds with a charity fun run, where over 5,000 Convergys employees across Metro Manila and Nuvali participated with their family and friends. The proceeds from registration fees worth Php 800,000 were donated to KaisaKa Inc. – a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) program for persons with disabilities and their families who are based in the urban poor community of Malate, Manila. The amount was used to purchase a brand new L300 van for transporting the community’s children to medical facilities as well as for other rehabilitation activities.
Aside from the charity fun run, the opening ceremony also kicked-off Siklab’s sportsfest component and Intersite Battle of the Bands, muSIKLABan. What’s more, participants were treated to performances by guest bands Lunarlights, Rocksteddy, and Rivermaya. Those who didn’t participate in the run also enjoyed -- through inflatable activities and games, photowalls and Zumba. More is expected as almost three months’ worth of exciting activities such as an alternative beauty pageant, site video contest, and dance competition take place until August.
“YOUnified Siklab is a celebration of unity among our sites here in Metro Manila and Nuvali. For the first time, our Convergys employees and their families and friends came together in camaraderie and sportsmanship, not just to showcase their unique skills but also to give back to the communities where we live and work. This event is also a way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all Convergys employees in Metro Manila and Laguna. Hopefully, this can be an event that we’ll continue to celebrate in the years to come!” says Jojo Reyes, Convergys Philippines Group Vice President of Operations.
Convergys YOUnified Siklab in Manila is the second leg of YOUnified, with Hugyaw in Cebu finishing first. The company’s YOUnified series will continue later on in the year in Bacolod as YOUnified: Sinadya.