Kids in the Philippines threw rocks and slurs at a 6-year-old boy when he tried to go to school. In Madagascar, an 8-year-old girl was shunned by her village and abandoned by her mother, who couldn’t overcome the stigma of her daughter’s condition. In Morocco, a 12-year-old girl hid in shame at home, so no one could see her face.
by Kelly Petrich, Community Relations Manager at Cisco
The shift in seasons not only brings a time of change, but also a chance to grow our commitment to being of service to others. Giving back to our communities is part of who we are at Cisco and makes us a stronger, better company.
To reaffirm this value, we are hosting a new week-long global initiative calledGlobal Service Week. From September 26 through September 30, we will celebrate our commitment by making a collective impact in the communities where we live, work and play.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School seniors, Mima Strong and Olivia Mertz, started an Operation Smile Club on the CRMS campus in the fall of 2008. Operation Smile is a global organization that provides free surgeries to cleft -palate children around the world. Since its inception in 1982, Operation Smile has given over 135,000 children a new chance at life by providing them with safe, effective reconstructive surgery to correct their facial deformities.