On its 20th year in the Philippines, SYKES looks back on various social benefit programs it has launched over the past years, which changed the lives of many Filipinos.
One of these projects is the Sienna College Night High School Program. Launched in 2007, the project allowed 49 lucky students to continue with their secondary education. This year, 10 of the said students finished their college degrees while two others are pursuing their respective 5-year courses.
Other initiatives that have furthered the company’s advocacy were the construction of facilities in chosen public schools like the computer laboratory for Kalayaan Elementary School in Paranaque, and the library and additional classrooms for the Philippine Christian Foundation School in Tondo. They have also donated computer units to Zapales Elementary School in Cebu, and is currently supporting the Paknaan Day Care Center through SYKES Cares’ adopt-a-school program.
SYKES is the acknowledged pioneer call center in the Philippines. From only 14 employees in 1997, the company has vastly grown and is now providing livelihood for 15,000 Filipinos. They currently have six sites in the Philippines, including their newest office in Alabang.