Globe and Virtualahan together had been working on Project New Life since 2019, a program aimed to provide aftercare and reintegration support to former victims of drug abuse in Cebu City and become productive members of society once again.
Through the power of technology, these beneficiaries were taught the skills and mindset to become competitive employees and entrepreneurs in the drug rehabilitation and treatment center, New Life Center, located in Pinamungajan, Cebu. Globe extended its assistance by catering to digital tools designed for online learning.
Under the Project New Life, Globe and Virtualahan so far have successfully trained 30 former drug dependents, with 12 now fully employed.
“Their success stories give a new meaning to diversity and inclusion in the workplace,” said Ryan Gersava, CEO & Founder of Virtualahan.
“We hope the people who benefited from the training program will have a better future,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
The program is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reducing inequality, contributing decent work and economic growth, and providing opportunities for everyone to have access to quality education.