Being part of the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) serving as Director of Community Relations in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program consists of: Disabled Association, Blood Donation, and One Hotel One Orphanage program also Linen Drive poses a special happiness for Virginie Tutin Sandstrom. In her busy time as General Manager of HARRIS Resort Kuta Beach, she is also active as a member in the Rotary Club Bali Seminyak in charge of Smile Foundation.
When met at her hotel, Virginie accompanied by her Marketing Manager, Armilda Budi Astuti, kindly conveyed that performing CSR and working in hotel industry were amazing and exciting job. “I am doing CSR because I like helping the orphan and want to take care of people in Bali. I like working in hotels because I like to meet guests and develop my team,” said the graduate of Hotel Management School (CFTH) Chambery, France.
To implement the tasks, the women born in Paris, France stated that she needed a commitment and good cooperation within the team. “It is very good if every hotel is committed to implement the CSR. It starts from the leaders where they have commitment to involve in their team to realize,” she said amicably.
Under the BHA, we have annual program of visiting the orphanages and this year, explained Virginie, we will have orphanages visit to Bangli and Singaraja. We will start the orphanages visit to Bangli area on 29 August 2014 then continue in October 2014 for Singaraja area. The Donations collected from the hotels of BHA members that give their unused items such as towel, pillow, linen and others to be sent for the orphanage.
“We visit the orphanages; share the activities and stories through photograph. Then, we make a report to BHA and make presentations every month in front of the other BHA members. As a result, every year this program is getting better in which more and more hotels are helping the orphanages,” she delivered.
According to Virginie who has wealthy experiences of 23 years as a General Manager and 20 years in Indonesia, informed that “human beings are all the same. When visiting the orphanages, the orphanage leaders are all have strong faith. Therefore, they takes care the orphanages and they believe in helping the less fortunate. So, it was inspiring me to have commitment to continue this program nicely,” she added. (BTN/ocha)