Last week I had the pleasure of being involved in a client project team charity day. Every year at Accenture, each employee gets the opportunity to spend one paid day contributing to society. This year we decided that we would do a full project team event and assisted in the One Million Stars to End Violence project.
The One Million Stars to End Violence Project is an initiative created by Maryann Talia Pau and encourages communities in a peaceful conversation about ending all forms of violence by weaving stars. Maryann has partnered with the Queensland Government to feature the one-million-star installation as part of the arts and cultural program during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and members of the community can contribute to the making of these stars.
On the day we had about forty people from Accenture contribute and we were lucky to have a member of the community come and demonstrate how to make the star. When we first started weaving it took the average person about 15 minutes, but as we progressed throughout the day it took us about 5 minutes per star. In the end we were able to contribute 850 stars to the project, which was a great achievement.
It was a great way to get out of the office and do something unique with work colleagues. It was different to our usual day to day work activities and it gave me the opportunity to meet new co-workers and get to know familiar faces a bit better. Hopefully I will be able to recognise our Accenture stars in the sea of stars in the installation at the 2018 Commonwealth games!
Our applications for 2018 are now closed but there will be more opportunities in the future. Let us know you are still interested by registering here.