Atos interns volunteer for local communities in Morocco
On Monday 4 February, seven of our Atos UK&I interns headed to Marrakesh, Morocco for volunteering in local community centres and villages. Throughout the week they took part in several activities, including visiting a special needs centre and baby orphanage, as well as assisting in a community centre for “street children”. They also visited a local nursery, a down syndrome centre as well as the Ourika village, where they prepared 60+ lunches for the homeless community.
The interns paid for the scheme out of their own funds while raising further donations for the orphans and homeless of Marrakesh.
Ray Stevens, VP Inside Sales Atos UK&I, said: “Project Marrakesh is a wonderful demonstration of how our interns felt compelled to give something back. In partnership with STAR (Student Action for Refugees) and our own Corporate Social Responsibility team, seven of our interns travelled to Morocco to spend time with children in a local community who have all experienced a challenging start to their lives. In addition to providing simple friendship and educational support, Project Marrakesh is a heart-warming story they can all take pride in.”
We encourage volunteering at Atos to give employees opportunities to develop and apply their skills and competencies to social projects and to feel proud of their positive impact on society at large. Atos UK&I is proud to support personal volunteering projects of employees as part of our volunteering policy which allows for paid time off for volunteering.
Thanks to Jay, Simran, Zach, Taz, Jonathan, Zakir and Hasnat for volunteering their time to provide support to local communities in Morocco.