o2h is a community aware company and has been working with on a number of programmes.
The approach is quite simple, o2h people understand that we have a contribution to make to the community in which we do our work, not at some unspecified point in the future, but now, and as part of our life journey, however small that contribution is. o2h encourages contribution, partnerships and connections with local NGO’s and the community. o2h takes its work in the community seriously. The first stage is always to establish a personal connection based not on solving anyone's problems, but of giving of ones love, time and energy. The second stage is to explore ways in which o2h can add value to their lives by deploying our skills.
We have been active with a number of local organisations, including – shelter for children with HIV, old-people’s homes, organisations supporting women’s rights in disadvantaged areas of the city, the blind people’s association etc. An important part of this community outreach program includes our Women in Science Open day, where we invite women scientists from institutes of higher learning to encourage them to career opportunities in industry. Another regular feature of our community services calendar is the blood donation drives held twice annually.