A Social Business celebrates Christmas
More than 50 people celebrated Christmas: 34 Web Essentials staff with family and kids met at Romdeng on December 23, 2010.
The Restaurant Romdeng is also a social business, providing a training ground for former street youth. We definitely enjoyed fine Khmer cuisine in a nice setting while knowing at the same time that the profit is used to support and educate former street children.
A guest speaker explained about the meaning of Christmas. It is not only about the birth of Jesus Christ, but we need to see the bigger picture of God's plan for this world. We also had a short quiz game to find out how Santa Clause and the Christmas Tree are related to Christmas. If you want to find out more then please ask one of our staff!
Gift exchange, a new toy for each child, Khmer style buffet dinner, a swim in the pool and many happy faces – these is just a short summary of Web Essentials' Christmas party. Please have a look at some pictures on our facebook page.
Web Essentials also gave a special Christmas gift to all staff: Every employee can go to the clinic (Community Medical Center by Hope worldwide) to do a medical well-exam. A general check-up was followed by a range of tests (blood etc.) to ensure the staff is healthy or receives treatment if necessary. In providing this well-exam, Web Essentials chose prevention (rather than reaction), a new idea in Cambodia where most people go to the doctor only after becoming sick.
As a social business, Web Essentials decided to set high standards. Besides the well-exam, the company also offers other social benefits such as accident insurance, a subsidized meal every week, break times with fresh fruits and fair working conditions in general.