Team-building meets social commitment – in a memorable joint project, the planemos team produced five hand prostheses for underprivileged people in India.
Helping Hands is a globally successful programme, which, amongst others, supports amputated landmine victims in developing countries. The initiative relies on the social commitment and team performance of companies. This way, more than 33,000 artificial hands have already been manufactured by companies in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, England and Germany. Five of them come from planemos in Erlangen.
During a team-building workshop of about three hours, we first assembled five real prosthetic hands. Subsequently, our employees hand-painted the matching prosthesis cases. The special thing about this: In order to empathise with the victims, we were only allowed to work with one hand throughout the entire project. This not only contributed to the cohesion of the group, but also drew attention to the important issue.
The five prostheses with their cases will be donated to needy people in India in the coming weeks. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our supervisor, Chris Gulley, who always managed to sensitise the team for this important topic and to point out the additional benefits of the programme. Our employees will remember this great event for a long time to come.
More information about the Helping Hands programme is available at: teambenefit.de/en/