The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center, together with their allies in the call center industry and in partnership with the Provincial Environment Management Office, sponsored a tree-planting program at the soon to open NOLITC Global Campus in Brgy. Matab-ang Talisay City to cap the month-long celebration of PRIDE and provincial environment month.
One hundred and five (105) molave and narra tree saplings were planted at the new campus with the help of more than 80 volunteers from Teleperformance, Ubiquity, Focus Direct Inc., iQor, ARB, and Audacity Studio.
Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz said that with the tree-growing activity, we are doing things right, stressing that the aesthetic and environmental aspects of the campus are already in place, making it conducive to learning.
“When we start correctly, we also stand and grow properly. A tree that starts crooked will always end crooked; if a tree stands firm it is rooted deeply; it stands proud and proper. I believe NOLITC is up for the challenge of growing straight and competent students”, he added.
Diaz also commended NOLITC headed by Vocational School Administrator Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido for establishing a healthy and strong relationship with the Business Process Outsourcing industry in the province. He is hoping that this new home will inspire NOLITC staff to do more for the Negrense youth.
Orbecido said that NOLITC had organized the event to acquaint the industry partners in the new campus and urge them to be part of NOLITC’s environmental campaign.
For their part, Teleperformance said that they are happy to work with like-minded organizations who share the same advocacy.
Teleperformance supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as SDG No. 13, which calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Since 2008, TP’s Citizen of the Planet global campaign has ensured that its business operates with the environment in mind. Its initiatives are geared towards minimizing environmental impact and protecting our planet.
The event is inline with the 30th Provincial Environment Month celebration with the theme: “Only One Earth”.