Corporate social responsability
Our experience has given us credibility that is a draw for corporates with a humanitarian and environmental consciousness. For corporates that seek a creative approach towards global citizenship, we can act as a bridge between them and their desired positive impact to benefit communities that experience diaspora and economic hardships.
Companies for Good
Companies for Good help businesses in UAE to achieve innovative team-building activities that support communities, protect the planet, and make their organizations more sustainable. Since 2021, Skills3 is their preferred implementation partner for their craft based workshop offering.
Skills3, in partnership with Companies for Good, facilitate hands-on soft toy-making and other crafts-based workshops for corporates. The soft toys hand-made by the corporate employees are gifted to children from countries in crisis and disadvantaged communities worldwide. Similarly, care packages are put together in another workshop for women labourers living in labor camps in UAE and or for school-going children in refugee camps. Companies such as Chaloub Group, HSBC, ADEK, Capgemini UAE, Standard Chartered and DP World, just to name a few, are making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged communities by taking up this initiative as a CSR activity through Companies For Good.
.To date, we’ve partnered with Companies for Good in 44 workshops, with over 47 companies, engaging over 1,955 employees. We’ve worked with employee group sizes ranging from 15 to 1500, covering multiple emirates, from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah. What we cannot quantify is the number of smiles and the amount of joy that has been brought to the work lives of the creators and the receiving beneficiaries’ lives.
Contact us if you are interested in experiencing these workshops in your country of work.
We’ve partnered with companies that want to make meaningful gifts to their employees and clients, by purchasing items crafted by disadvantaged women artisans trained by us, rather than buying mass merchandise at bulk rates. Emaar and Gucci have purchased face masks sewn by furloughed women workers in reduced circumstances due to the pandemic to be included in their sanitary and hygiene kit provided to employees returning to work. Namaal, an Abu Dhabi based organisation has purchased pouches made by the Basmat Amal to give away as Christmas gifts to their employees. JCA, a cosmetics brand, has procured zip pouches for the packaging of their cosmetics for a special, limited edition Christmas gift pack for sale. UN Women has procured embroidered pouches and bags made by the RAWAFED girls for giving away to the attendees of their mentorship program.
Consider us when thinking of sourcing gifts during special occasions and for events. Let your clients know that you are a company that not only makes money but also does good.