Employees and their families from Intel’s Japanese offices have volunteered their time to create books for children in refugee camps in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Burma.
The 50 volunteers worked together to create 200 picture books which were shipped to the camps to be distributed to the children.
The initiative is part of Intel® Involved in the Community, a volunteer program that interacts with local communities, and focuses on four key areas – technology inclusion, education, environment stewardship and safety, and community development. The Japanese team took the initiative one step further, by reaching out to help those outside of their local community, with the view to provide children in the camps with the chance to access books where education opportunities are very limited.
Employees found the experience incredibly rewarding, enjoying the rare opportunity to reach out across borders to help children in need.