Vega IT Foundation: A New Chapter in Our Corporate Socially Responsible Activities

Tijana Popov Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility Date 17-Mar-2022 2 minutes to read

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    From the moment we founded the company, 15 years ago, we knew that one of our focuses would be to use a part of our business’ success to improve the community we and our families live in.

    Thanks to our amazing colleagues and their diligent work, success came quickly, and so did our power to put these words into action. ;)

    Even though our CSR activities were humble at the beginning, our drive to make the world a better place grew stronger each day and is now embedded in our company culture.

    Over the years, we have discussed the idea to establish our own foundation numerous times and, finally, we are ready to make one of our favourite announcements this year:

    Vega IT Foundation is up and running!

    What Have We Done So Far?

    Like other companies, each month we receive multiple inquiries from both individuals and non-profit organisations for different kinds of support. Then, our team looks into each query and discusses whether we are currently in a position to provide the needed funds or resources for the given cause.

    But, that’s not all we do for the community. ;)

    We have been quite busy organising many CSR events and campaigns for the past few years.
    Here are just some of the activities:

    • Code for a Cause - a CSR campaign with a goal to connect IT enthusiasts, companies, designers and non-profit organisations who work together on creating custom software solutions that will improve the lives of our citizens. This campaign received the national award “Đorđe Vajfert” for the CSR project which was awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. In 2022, for the fifth time, we will try and help as many non-profit organisations as possible in their digitalisation.
    • GreenIT - a campaign where 300 enthusiasts made a joint effort to plant trees in one primary school and five kindergartens in Novi Sad, in two years. This year, GreenIT is relocating, so stay tuned! ;)
    • IT Relay Race - over the course of five years, more than 1.500 IT enthusiasts have run in teams of four to gather funds for the children of the Safe House in Novi Sad.
    • “Start Building Your Dreams, Today” - a national campaign where we want to give support to young people who want to build their dreams in the IT industry by donating 9 full scholarships.
    • Gifts of Happiness - a campaign where we gathered funds for more than 600 New Year’s presents for children in foster care.
    • Charity Streetball IT Tournament
    • Charity Foosball Tournament
    • Supporting Knowledge - a new campaign where our focus is to gather funds and donate computers to high schools in Novi Sad, Niš and Zrenjanin.

    Do we stop here?

    Absolutely not! We have done a lot, but for us, this is just the beginning.

    A big thanks goes to all of our colleagues, families, other companies and like-minded enthusiasts that joined us and proved that together we can have a greater impact on our community.

    We hope that you will continue to follow us on this amazing journey and ignite more positive changes for our citizens.

    Stay tuned for our new updates.

    Tijana Popov Lead marketing manager

    Tijana loves writing, meeting new people, and all the things that involve creativity. Like a true Hufflepuff, she’s approachable and polite. Once a year, Tijana embarks on a journey to the middle of the Middle-earth where she used to live.