Hyatt Thrive Leadership Awards 2014
Hyatt Community Partners Initiatives
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Celebrating Republic Day with Local Schools Celebrating World Science Day with St Thomas School – Cansaulim Celebrating Women‟s Day with the Local Women of Cansaulim Village Lending a Helping Hand to Our Community Special Cycle Distribution Children's Day Celebration – Festive Season Drawing Competition Senior Citizen Medical Health Camp Annual Sports Day at St Thomas School - Cansaulim Blood Donation Camp Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Republic Day Sweets Distribution On the occasion of Republic Day, sweets were distributed to the local school by the staff of Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa i.e.. St Thomas School – Cansaulim, St Lawrence Chapel School – Arossim and St Anne School – Cansaulim. The Children were thrilled to receive the sweets and put up a huge smile on their faces. The Principals of every school thanked us for this gesture.
Republic Day Sweets Distribution
Celebrating World Science Day with St Thomas School - Cansaulim “In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.” ~ Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil (1897- ) U. S. microbiologist. ~ On 28th of February 2013 we at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa commemorated the „World Science Day‟ along with the Cansaulim village panchayat. We organized a science project competition for the students of St Thomas High School – Cansaulim. The competition was categorized in the junior and senior category, junior category representing students from standards Vth to VIIth and senior category representing students from standards VIIIth to IXth. The students of each class were given a particular theme for their respective projects, the standard Vth students put together a project on “The seed tells a farmers story”, the standard VIth students put together a project on “Modes of transport” and Standard VII students put together a project on “Animals of Polar Regions & Rain Forest” in the junior category respectively. In the senior category, the theme for the standard VIII students‟ project was „Electric current‟ and the standard IXth students‟ project was „Balance in the eco system‟. The judges for the event were Mr. Thomas Abraham – General Manager, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Mr. V R Chandrasekharan – Director of Engineering, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa and Mrs. Filomena D‟mello – Vice Principal, St Lawrence School, Cansaulim. The projects were judged on various criteria‟s such as innovation, practicality & environmental impact. It was indeed remarkable to see the works of these little hands. It was a difficult choice for our judges but a winner had to be declared. The winners in the junior category were students of standard VI and the winners in the senior category were students of standard VIII. The students were thrilled at the prizes offered to them, the junior category were awarded with an entirely sponsored field trip to the Abyss Fish Marine Aquarium and the senior category won themselves an entirely sponsored field trip to the Science Centre. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Mrs. Antonetta Noronha, Principal, St. Thomas School. She thanked Mr. Thomas Abraham and the Village Panchayat for organizing the event and offering the students an opportunity to showcase their talent. It was a successful event with participation of a total of 369 students
Celebrating World Science Day with St Thomas School - Cansaulim
Celebrating Women’s Day with the Local Women of Cansaulim Village “The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” ― C. JoyBell C. The International Women‟s Day was celebrated with great fervor here at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. There were a number of events planned for the various stages of women over 02 days that is on the 07th & 08th March 2013. On the 07th March 2013, we organized a free medical camp in association with the Apollo Victor Hospital - Margao for the Women of the Cansaulim Village. The event was declared open with Ms. Josita Cardozo – Sarpanch - Cansaulim Village Panchayat & Mr. Shirish Gadgil – Director of Human Resources – Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa doing the inaugural formality. There were around 05 doctors available namely Radiologist, Gynecologist, Dentist, Orthopedic and a general physician. Random Blood Sugar Tests were conducted wherein women could check their blood sugar and get a free advice on how to control the same. There was an overwhelming response with almost 60 women participating in the event. On the 08th March, 2013 we organized a career guidance session for the Lady students of the St Thomas School – Cansaulim for IX & X. The session was conducted by Ms. Mavis Ferrao our Training Manager wherein she introduced the children to the various functions at a hotel industry and the role women can play at various departments. She also spoke to them about the safety factor for women at the hotel industry so as to break the norm of women understanding about a hotel industry as an unsafe place to work. A total number of 80 students participated in the session. Later that evening we had a bakery class conducted in association with the CAC sports club for the women of the Cansaulim village wherein our very own Pastry chef – Chef Nelson Fernandes taught the women how to prepare Hot Cross buns, Easter eggs and carrot cake with Easter around the corner. The women were asked to also try out the recipes taught likewise were given to taste the bakeries prepared. The women were also offered some refreshing coffee along with evening snacks. We had a huge response with over 68 women participating in the event.
Celebrating Womenâ€™s Day with the Local Women of Cansaulim Village
Lending a Helping Hand to Our Community An Act of Kindness 6 year old Ms. Swetlana D‟Costa was presented a cheque of Rs.50,000/- by Mr. Thomas Abraham, General Manager, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa on behalf of the management and associates. She is the daughter of late Mr. Justino Santano D‟Costa, a taxi driver who was part of our taxi association. Mr. D‟Costa succumbed to injuries after a tragic incident last month. The funds were given towards the education of the child. “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa~
Lending a Helping Hand to Our Community
Caring for our community We at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa are constantly trying to reach out to the needs of our community. In order to enable the physically challenged, elderly and sick to conveniently enter and exit the St. Thomas Church and St. Thomas School, Cansaulim, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa built a ramp at the entrance of the church and school premises. These ramps have benefited the physically challenged students to conveniently access the ground floor of the school where the Resource Room is located. Fr. Sertorio Rodrigues, Parish Priest – St. Thomas Church and the village of Cansaulim was deeply touched by this lovely gesture and thanked us profusely. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~Charles Dickens~
Caring for our community
Special Cycle Distribution We at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa are constantly looking for new ways to make a difference in the lives of people in our community. In order to enable the physically challenged we built a ramp at the entrance of the St Thomas Church and school premises earlier this year in the month of May. These ramps have benefited the physically challenged students to conveniently access the ground floor of the school where the Resource Room is located. We have taken this initiative a step ahead, by providing two less privileged families, who have a physically challenged child in their respective homes, with a handicap cycle. These were presented to the two physically challenged children on the 20th October following the Sunday Mass Service commemorating the feast of Our Lady of Boavida (Good Life). The cycles were presented by the Parish Priest Fr. Sertorio Rodrigues and our General Manager Mr. Thomas Abraham in the presence of Mrs. Josita Cardozo â€“ Sarpanch of Cansaulim Village and Mr. Baylon Gomes â€“ Deputy Sarpanch. The families were deeply touched by this lovely gesture and thanked us profusely.
Special Cycle Distribution
Children's Day Celebration – Festive Season Drawing Competition On the occasion of children‟s day, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa organized a drawing competition for the students of St. Thomas High School – Cansaulim. The event began with a few songs dedicated to the students by Mr. Sherman Nunes, Recreation Manager – Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. This was followed by the drawing competition. Mr. John D‟Souza, Assistant Personnel Manager – Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa explained the guidelines of the competition to the students. The theme for the drawing competition was festive season. The event saw an active participation from about 48 students. The results of the competition were declared by the judges, Mr. Thomas Abraham, General Manager - Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Mr. Sherman Nunes, Recreation Manager – Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa & Ms. Sandra Pinto, Art Teacher – St. Thomas High School. The winners were awarded attractive prizes which are created by a local NGO. Every student who participated in the competition was gifted certificates and caps along with refreshments and chocolates. The students and management were thrilled and thanked the team of Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa profusely.
Children's Day Celebration â€“ Festive Season Drawing Competition
Senior Citizen Medical Health Camp On the 16th November 2013, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa in association with Apollo Victor Hospital, Margao organized a free medical camp for the elders of our community i.e. the Cansaulim Village. The camp was held at the St. Thomas School Cansaulim, premises from 10:00 am onwards. The camp was inaugurated at the hands of Rev Fr. Sertorio Rodrigues, Parish Priest of St. Thomas Church, Cansaulim in the presence of Mr. Thomas Abraham, General Manager, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa and Mrs. Josita Cardozo, Sarpanch of the Cansaulim Village Panchayat. An enthusiastic team of 08 dedicated doctors & Staff from Apollo Victor hospital and 08 employees took the camp to another level all together. Every patient was attended with utmost care by the staff members and the doctors. . We received a total response of 62 residents of the Cansaulim village who took benefit of this camp and thanked us for organizing the same. The elders were provided with some refreshment post the checkups. “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” ~ Mother Teresa ~
Senior Citizen Medical Health Camp
Annual Sports Day at St Thomas School - Cansaulim Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa gave away the â€žSportsperson of the yearâ€&#x; trophy to St. Thomas High School at their Annual Sports Day conducted at the Cansaulim Sports Complex on the 07th December 2013. The Sportsperson of the year trophy was handed over to Ms. Avina Naik from Std IX by Mr. Thomas Abraham, General Manager, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. She was also given a gift voucher worth Rs. 5000/-. On this occasion a Panasonic LCD projector was gifted by Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa to the school to enable them to enhance their learning experience. The Management, Staff and PTA members were greatly touched by this gesture and thanked us profusely for the same. The Management also sent us a letter of Appreciation.
Annual Sports Day at St Thomas School - Cansaulim
Blood Donation Camp
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa in association with Goa Red Cross and Blood Bank of Goa Medical College, Bambolim organised a blood donation camp at our resort on the 10th December 2013. Dr. Claire D Mello in charge at the Goa Medical College, along with her team of 04 members conducted the blood donation camp.
We received an overwhelming response from 45 enthusiastic employees who gathered eagerly to donate their blood for a noble cause. The blood donation camp started with the employees having to fill a form stating any medical history they might have, followed by a blood density test which accordingly qualified the donor to donate his / her blood. Every donor received a donor card certifying the donorâ€&#x;s contribution. This donor card can be produced by the donor at the Blood Bank in the case of any emergency where he or she requires blood. Every employee who donated blood were offered refreshments and left the venue feeling proud that they have contributed towards the society and to save lives.
Blood Donation Camp
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa welcomed the festive season with a traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony at its grand lobby on the 6th of December. The celebration begun with a welcome note by the General Manager, Thomas Abraham who thanked the community for coming together to usher in the beautiful season of Christmas and share in the spirit of solidarity, peace and giving. The evening witnessed a gathering of the Local Community enjoying joyous carol-singing by a talented young choir group from the Cansaulim village, over exquisite culinary delicacies. The highlight of the celebration was the arrival of Santa sliding down a rope over the shimmering lagoon that overlooks the lobby, as the children squeaked in excitement as Santa and his elf joyously greeted them and joined in the merriment. Santa Claus and General Manager, Thomas Abraham then brought to life the 15 foot beautiful Christmas tree with a momentous lighting ceremony. We also showcased the Christmas greeting cards created by the students of St. Thomas High School Cansaulim and encouraged guests to support the young talent of our local community. The proceeds of the same were given to charity.
Christmas Tree Lighting