Wednesday, October 26, 2011

No Child Left Behind

During my presentation at the Meetings Focus Live Event earlier this week, I asked participants to share their organization's CSR projects so we could all learn from each other.

A woman, representing a hotel chain in Mexico, stood up and described a variety of projects they are involved in which give back to their community including a local orphanage they support with food donations. We all applauded, but she wasn't done with her story. She continued by telling us when the children turn 18, they are no longer allowed to live at the orphanage and must make their own way in the world, without families. At that time, the hotel asks these young adults to join their training program and belong to their team.

We were all speechless, teary eyed and motivated to return to our own communities and dig a little deeper.

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