Building bridges between people – in two ways
If you have a look at our facebook cover picture, you might already imagine it. Being a Global IT Staffing Company, this does not only mean that we do business on an international level. For us, operating in and between different nations and cultures also involves global engagement in social and ethical matters.
Bridge has its headquarter in India, a country of contradictions. Even though it has developed to be one of the largest economies worldwide, there are still myriad people living in absolute poverty. Despite of growth, the gap between the super-rich and the poor is tremendous.
How can WE contribute to closing this gap?
Apart from his business-related visions in his early years as a company founder, CEO Hugo Messer had also put a lot of thoughts into this question: “How can Bridge contribute to closing this gap?” The answer was obvious: By being aware of our CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility. For over six years now, Bridge has been engaged in several philanthropic activities. The cooperation with Raksha Society, for instance, supports Indian children with disabilities. Self-made penholders in our corporate design, which are also being sent to our clients, are the result of this project.
On a quarterly basis, Bridge also shows its social commitment towards the south Indian Saandhwanam Orphanage by providing new clothes and chocolates for these kids.
Education, happy grannies and financial aid
Of course, Bridge also assumes responsibility for its impact on Ukraine’s society, where our nearshore offices are located. As member of Dorcas Aid, we have recently ‘adopted’ Victoria, an ambitious yet underprivileged young woman who now is able to do her studies at Kriviy Rih Pedagogical Institute.
Thanks to Dorcas Hulp, a dutch-based organization, we are able to support a project that fights poverty in old age in Eastern Europe. As a result, a few lovely Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, and Moldavian grannies are now part of our global Bridge family.
Even one social commitment in Africa, called Zidisha, has been added to our CSR list lately. It makes microloans available to poor people.
As you can see, our concept of building bridges between people is not only related to IT staffing and matching our developers with European companies. It also refers to our intention of taking over social responsibility. Connecting with people from all over the world who need help and support, this sometimes creates new ways for individuals, builds bridges to a better life.