Report: CSR activities - Page 13

13 VOLUNTEERING: SOCIAL SABBATICAL Since 2018, goetzpartners has encouraged employees to volunteer for social projects for up to six months to gain experience that extends beyond the business world and do something good. Manuela Hawkridge, a physician by training, was one of the first colleagues to participate in the program and spent three months working in the children‘s unit of an Israeli hospital. « As a physician by training, I chose to support the children’s unit at a Tel Aviv hospital during my Social Sabbatical. These three months showed me how invaluable a relationship among equals with professionals from different cultural backgrounds is. But what touched me most was the openness « of the small patients – their smiles made my time at the hospital unforgettable. MANUELA HAWKRIDGE Associate Consultant, goetzpartners