When a global telecommunication company awarded fifty of its top performers with a five day incentive trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, it devoted one day to a socially responsible activity. Recognising that time is limited, they worked closely with a local DMC to find a project that’s small-scale enough to make a difference in a few hours. On a proposal of Intours DMC, the group crossed border to Bosnia to do some work with a children’s football club.
The group of programmers, IT managers, engineers, lawyers and economists worked their fingers to the bone to renovate the Trebinje Youth Football Club. They replaced asbestos roof with a new metal roofing, installed new doors and windows as well as painted the rooms and benches. “By volunteering, we would like to show that there is a world which cares about the children of Trebinje and sees their athletic potential,” said Jason Sullivan of Colt Group that dedicated 800 volunteering hours and founds for renovation.