Companies work within societies, and there exists frameworks that guide the relationships between the two. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to the ethical and social framework that define how a company gives back, or benefits, the community. The CSR therefore guides the conception and implementation of a community service project (CSP). A good Vietnam CSR-guided CSP should benefit the local community by solving existing problems, as well as preventing such problems from arising again if possible. The following CSR-driven CSP is designed to help poor families in Mekong to fix their roofs as well as ensure that they reside inside habitable houses. The schedule and itinerary described below is not rigidly fixed and can be changed to suit your preferences and needs.
This project aims to fix damaged roofs and dilapidated walls, as well as scape the ground to ensure that water do not flood the houses during heavy rains, and that neither the roofs or walls leak. Therefore, the goal of the project is to ensure that there is a house for poor families.
Why is this Project Important?
Some of the families living in Mekong are poor, and they cannot afford to repair their houses, and this means that during the rainy season, they have to contend with rainwater leaking into their houses and mudding their dust floors. This also means that their damp house creates conducive environment for disease-spreading insects to thrive, as well as makes the house cold to live in, especially at night. Therefore, the house repair done by your company not only provides the residents with a habitable house, but it also improves their health thereby improving their quality of life. However, due to time restrictions, only one family house is chosen for the moment.
This project requires company employees who have construction skills to work together as a team. This house-repairing CSP is planned to last for 5 days.
Day 1: Your team arrives in Mekong, and meets acquaintances. Thereafter, arrangements are made to source the materials for the project.
Day 2: A team made of 5 employees will disassemble the selected damaged house, and save any good beams. Others are to dig bases, and strengthen these bases with rocks before erecting pillars.
Day 3: The entire team focuses on assembling beams and building a frame that can support the roof. Family members will help the team to build the roof using metal-based roofing materials. Thereafter, the team start to build the brick wall from the ground.
Day 4: Wall building continues alongside door construction. Leaf plates are used to build the semi-finished house, as well as build the door of the house. Inside the house, the ground is leveled and bricks laid to create a flat floor that allows water to flow out of the house. Thereafter, the ground is cemented. Building the house is then finished.
Day 5: Your team will arrange the furniture inside the house after a grand opening. Then, your team bids farewell to the family, and thereafter moves back to Saigon.
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