SOCIAL ACTION DAY WITH XOEVENTS – GIVING BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Thinking about doing something helpful and useful during your next incentive trip? How about helping the South African local community?

Giving back to those in need is a remarkable feeling. XO Events recently took upon the mission of incorporating more community work into our incentive trips in order to show our clients how helping can be inspiring, and still lot of fun at the same time.

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By adding a social action day to our clients’ schedule, they get to meet local people and get an authentic feel of South Africa – definitely a memory they will take home with them. For this social action day, our incentive group- a french construction company – partnered with SEE SAW DO, a design and events company that focuses on re-imagining, upgrading and improving child environments. Over the past four years, SEE SAW DO have been working predominantly in lower income communities, but in 2015 they started branching out to work in a variety of public spaces.

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Our mission for the day? A classroom make-over and painting a beautiful mural in the school to make the kids environment more child-friendly and therefore more conducive for a fun work environment.

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Paint brush in hand and creative juices flowing, everyone has their part in the creation of the artwork. It’s about that teamwork effort and you know what they say, teamwork makes the dreamwork!

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Look at these angelic faces – totally worth the effort don’t you think? At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished …it’s about who you’ve lifted up, it’s about what you’ve given back! 

by Laura de Siebenthal