Virgin Unite's staff connection trip
- By Jack Preston -
- Jul 11, 2012
Virgin Unite have announced details of their seventh annual staff connection trip, with ten members of staff from around the Virgin Group set to make the journey to South Africa.
Each year the not-profit foundation holds a competition to find ten representatives to take part, with the trip offering staff from across the world the chance to experience first-hand the work of Virgin Unite and its partners in South Africa.
Four days of the connection trip are spent volunteering at Pride ‘n Purpose, the charitable arm of Ulusaba which is jointly supported by Virgin Unite and Virgin Limited Edition, where the team get involved in a number of hands-on projects within the community.
“I know the staff at Virgin are all a talented bunch, so this is the perfect way for them to get involved, make a difference and screw business as usual,” explained Richard Branson.
The trip also offers the opportunity to visit the Bhubezi Clinic, a Healthcare Centre that provides HIV/AIDS and primary healthcare treatment to thousands of patients. With the last day spent in Johannesburg meeting aspiring entrepreneurs and learning about their businesses at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship.
The trip has had a lasting impact on those who have taken part in previous years, such as Jill Fletcher of Virgin America: "Words can’t even begin to explain the impact that the Virgin Unite Staff Connection Trip had on me. The trip was eye-opening, exhilarating, rewarding and life-changing. I’ll never forget the looks on the faces of the kids of the Ntseveni creche when they took their first trip down the slide of their new jungle gym."
If you'd like to know more about how to get involved, visit Virgin Unite.