Health and family care were strong volunteering themes in our Middle East, India and Africa region in 2014.
In March, a group of SITA Amman staff honored local family day with a visit to the Dar Al Amal Hospice in Jordan where they spent a half day visiting and sharing food with elderly residents. During Ramadan our Amman staff participated in the Eid Wish campaign with Creative Care, a small local non-proﬁt organization, collecting gifts, clothes, and toys, and approximately US$900 for children in need.
In October, ﬁve staff from SITA Cairo spent a VIVA day helping families in Stabl Antar, an impoverished area in the south of the city. The visit included house painting with the parents and families and classroom activities and play with the children.
October was also a busy time for VIVA activities in India. Staff from SITA Chennai sponsored a one-day eye camp organized through eye care hospital Sankara Nethralaya. 103 people received consultations and treatment thanks to the SITA staff contribution of US$484. The team was also on-site to coordinate and help on the day. And during the 2014 India ICT Forum, the local management team took time out to visit the Divine Mercy’s Ward in Jaipur, a local organization that provides shelter, food and support to those in need. Accompanied by SITA’s CEO, Francesco Violante, the SITA team met and talked with the nuns and charity helpers, helped to serve food, and ﬁnished the day with a donation of US$200.