The love of Valentines, we give to Hope HIV

Hope HIV & QlikView

Hope HIV & QlikView

in the midst of my absence is way too many festivities, travels and catching up with work. Thus the regrettable neglect which I hope to catch up on. More pictures and insights to my recent travels and celebration would be ideal. But first, i return with a heartfelt entry on those who live in conditions and an environment far worst than ours but still find happiness that eludes first world countries.

This year, as part of our corporate social responsibility movement here at QlikTech, we have been tasked with 10USD from Hope HIV (and mind you, this 10bucks comes from the founder’s own pocket!) to multiply it by 10 through whatever means that proves useful. Personally, I don’t think 100USD is asking a lot especially from wage earners like us and personally, I believe in this because I have been finding ways to pay it back to society through little means and now that I have the opportunity sponsored by someone, I am going in with a bang. All it takes is to forgo just 1 month of my shopping splurges and put it to this good cause which can buy them a lifeline, education, medication, food & necessities and HOPE. The message sent to us during our Kick-off by founder of Hope HIV Phil Wall was simple yet powerful – HOPE. God gives me Hope and I’d like these kids to know of Hope too… 🙂

Soooo… We’re challenging ourselves! Come 22 March 2012, us Qlikkies here in Singapore will be holding a Charity Drive! As most events are, this is just a teaser but I’m so excited about it and cant wait for the greatness to start happening! Once the details go public, I do promise you that blogging about it would be the first thing i do. Colleagues all over the world have resorted to so many creative ways to raise funds. Some guy ate Jalapenos, someone rented their Holiday home etc (Read about it here…)so let’s see what we can do! In the meantime, for those of you who think you may not want to attend events but still would like to give charity something, I have set up a page on JustGiving that would send the money straight to Hope HIV. No amount is too little for charity! You can access the page here (https://www.justgiving.com/QlikViewSGandHopeHIV) but i do want to point i to out to you that the currency is in Pounds!