Infopulse and NGO Emmaus: a Story of Friendship and Fruitful Cooperation
As a socially responsible business, Infopulse has partners among public and charity organizations in almost all cities of its presence. The company also seeks to work with customers, suppliers and professionals with a high level of social responsibility. Infopulse is, in a way, a platform for people to unite and address socially important issues. The company pays special attention to the development of corporate volunteering.
Infopulse Kharkiv opened its door and became a member of the Kharkiv IT Cluster in 2017. Since 2018, Infopulse Kharkiv is a partner of the NGO Emmaus, an organization that helps graduates of boarding schools and young people with disabilities. This partnership was started by Lali Liparteliani, an HR specialist, the founder of the organization who joined the Infopulse Kharkiv team and suggested a number of social initiatives that the company’s volunteers willingly joined.
Dante Fest Charity Event
Thus, in 2018, Infopulse specialists supported the Dante Fest charity festival. The event was organized within the project “Flying House” (“La Casa Volante”). This is an adaptation home for young women with physical disabilities who are boarding school graduates. Thanks to a specially created infrastructure, the residents can undergo social adaptation and learn the skills necessary for day-to-day life. The festival included a number of lectures, events, meetings, as well as a book presentation. The major highlight of the festival was a concert, “Stabat Mater”, given by the singers of the Milan Opera “La Scala” accompanied by the chamber orchestra of the Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after M. Lysenko. The funds raised by ticket sales were used to help “Flying House”. Andrii Anisimov, CEO of Infopulse, attended the event together with the specialists of the company’s Kharkiv office.
In addition, residents of “Flying House” visited the office of Infopulse Kharkiv, shared their experience of living in the adaptation home, learned about the peculiarities of working in IT, and received advice on studying in technical universities.
“Play for the Hub”
In 2019 the organization opened the first inclusive hub in the city, a place to conduct adaptation classes for people with disabilities and adolescents growing up without parents. In support of the project, a bowling tournament “Play for the Hub” was organized, with sports enthusiasts of Infopulse Kharkiv taking part. The funds raised were donated to the project.
Inclusive Hub Website
The year 2020 has made its adjustments to the plans of both the company and Emmaus. However, in addition to the repair of the oxygen route in the regional infectious diseases hospital for children and the repair of a lung ventilator in the regional infectious diseases hospital of Kharkiv, which were carried out within the framework of a volunteer project “Truck of Health” and with the help of Kharkiv IT Cluster and its project IT4Life, Infopulse and Emmaus were able to implement a very important project for the organization.
This year, a group of KPI students, the company’s interns, university professors, and Infopulse mentors developed a site for the organization to announce its projects, publish news, collect donations, etc.
Vitalii Prytula, a student of Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, took part in the development of the site, which was more than just a graduation project for him, as Vitalii is also a boarder of “Emmaus”. In recent years, Vitalii has sought to learn designing sites and become better at it. As part of his collaboration with “Emmaus”, he made it to the internship at Infopulse and worked in a team of professionals for the first time. For Vitalii, the project became his graduation work. He successfully defended it and received higher education. Vitalii tells his story in this video.
“For a full and happy life a person strives for self-realization. People with disabilities have much more difficulty in this, and in most cases, it becomes just impossible for them. Thanks to people like you, our society has a chance to see incredible talents and treasures of those who can otherwise remain unnoticed.” , – Anastasia Zolotova, Executive Director of Emmaus NGO .
“Within the cooperation of Infopulse and universities, students have the opportunity to join a team of Infopulse professionals and develop real cases that will stay relevant many years later. For example, last year a cohort of students developed a garbage sorting chatbot for “Ukraine Without Garbage”, while another one developed a website for the Children’s National Choir “Shchedryk”. The case of the development of the site for “Emmaus” is special, because it not only became a useful tool for the organization and helped students gain new skills, but also is the first item in the portfolio of Vitaly Prytula, a truly talented developer. We wish him professional success and growth in his work!”, – Alina Blyzniuk, Project Coordinator, Infopulse.
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