For everyone, these last 6 months have been hard. With the persistent threat of Covid and its many variants as well as restrictions keeping most of us at home. But we count ourselves lucky because the rise of home working has accelerated an already inevitable outcome, that offices will become less relevant and people will be allowed to work from anywhere. This has created a need for solutions that can measure home internet performance.
For any company, the end of each year is an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and progress as a result of everyone’s hard work. For SamKnows, we were lucky enough to celebrate a year of success in many new contracts, the expansion of existing programs, and the growth of our company, continuing to help improve internet across the world. Gratefully so, this meant we could not only reward our team, but gave us the opportunity to donate to charities supported by our team.
Supporting charities who are working so hard to help so many people during these extremely difficult times, is a priority for us. Like every decision at SamKnows, we choose how to donate together. Roxanne, our People and Culture manager, asked each member of the team which charity they would like to support, we then allocated a budget to each person and then each person could say to which charity they wanted their budget to be donated.
“This was one of the first projects I led during my first month at SamKnows and it was really heartwarming to see so many people participate actively in the decision making throughout the process. We’ve received wonderful responses from all the nominated charities expressing their gratitude for including them in our donation.”
In a reflection of the diversity of our team, we ended up with a selection of 10 charities. Ranging from animal sanctuaries, to humanitarian organizations, to employment charities – even local to SamKnows’ London office, which helps young people step into employment, teaching them career skills such as furniture making!
We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished this year, and once again so grateful we’re able to donate to worthy causes. We look forward to creating more strides for SamKnows all 2022!