In its very essence, Trust Management Centre is all about developing people to achieve their fullest potential. We concern ourselves with the holistic growth of a person and we believe that this growth is an essential building block to a more progressive and positive society. We understand that we are to take part in this responsibility. As TMC grows, so does our commitment to give back to society to enable it to develop alongside us.
A Moment of Charity – Mr Kishore and the Badjao Kids
Businessmen are thought to be busy men, non-stop meetings with clients and staff. They seldom have time to take in what is going on outside of the business realm.
But that is not the case for Mr Kishore, he ensures that he is able to positively impact each and every individual he meets- be it a child or an adult, despite his busy schedule.
As Mr Kishore was walking down the streets of General Santos City, he saw a group of kids begging and selling brooms. Instead of the usual course of action of giving them loose change, he invited the kids for lunch. “I know that when I give them money it will be taken by someone else”, Mr Kishore recalls. He also remembers a hint of frustration welling up and scolding the kids’ parents for letting them out in the streets in such manner- looking very dirty, clothes tattered and torn.
He later discovered that the group of kids were Badjaos.
After their lunch, Mr Kishore bought them new clothes, toothbrushes and toothpastes. He remembers how one boy immediately took off his dirty clothes and changed in to the new shirt he received. The kids were very happy to receive their gifts from Mr Kishore. They knew that they own the gifts and no one will be taking it away from them.
“If I can just save one child, prevent him/ her from begging and later forced into vices, equip him/her with good education for himself/ herself and future children then the “poverty cycle” in his/her family will stop” Mr Kishore realized as he and the kids parted ways.
Sometimes it’s not all about making profits, you have to throw away the labels and images and reach out to others as a person. As long as he can, Mr Kishore will continue to reach out his helping hand to whoever needs it.
Power of Negotiation: An Essential Skill for Task Force Davao
When the safety and welfare of the people in the community are at stake, those who have the responsibility to protect it must be in their optimum state in their skills and abilities to effectively carry out their duties.
Mr. Kishore Jethmal imparted his time and expertise as a guest speaker on the topic ‘Power of Negotiation Skills’ to the members of Task Force Davao last February 4-6, 2014 at the Headquarters Task Force Davao, 10th Infantry (Agila) Division, Philippine Army, Sta. Ana Wharf, Brgy Leon Garcia, Davao City. This was an opportunity for the division to sharpen their skills and learn new ideas and approaches when negotiating. The 1 hour free seminar taught the participants the essential concepts of negotiating. The seminar also included hands- on activities that helped the participants practice the skills they have learned.
“The seminar was informative and I learned that when you are negotiating it is important that you make the other party feel like they have also won” Col. Casiano Monilla said.
Effective Feedback Skills for Teachers
A common challenging task that we usually don’t feel comfortable doing is to deliver feedback without hurting the other person’s feelings. Although this notion varies in different cultures, we are always careful with our choice of words in delivering our comments against a person. However, this may waver the effectiveness of our message and the things we want to change may not happen at all.
Last November 30, 2013, Trust Management Centre, in coordination with RD Foundation and Department of Education (Region XII), delivered a free seminar entitled ‘Effective Feedback Skills’ for the public school teachers of General Santos City. Mr Kishore Jethmal offered to conduct the workshop on the realization that it is important to let teachers learn this skill so they can positively motivate and lead their students. Teachers have the responsibility to ensure that they do not discourage their young charges through destructive criticism.
The participants were able to learn how to handle situations involving problematic students where verbal reprimanding is not an effective option. Instead, it is better to handle the situation calmly and lead the students to change positively. The participants also appreciated the experential activities that provided them with an oportunity for pratical application of the skills imparted during the seminar.
Spooks and Smiles: TMC Halloween Party at the House of Hope
TMC brought a night of smiles and laughter last Halloween 2012 for the House of Hope, a shelter for young cancer patients in Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao city. Everyone was donned in whimsical costumes, brightly colored facepaints and in energetic spirits for the occasion.
The TMC staff enthusiastically initiated games for the kids, letting them stretch their muscles and imagination to win the prizes. It was a fun break for the two groups, the staff getting a time off from work and the kids had a brief yet well-deserved respite from their suffering.
Mr. Kishore Jethmal, Training Director and CEO of TMC, with his wife, Mdm. Geeta Advani, handed out gifts for the kids. The smiles that the kids showed were more than enough of a thank you for the whole TMC family.
Everyone partied the night away, enjoying the good food, lively music and cheerful company. The TMC family is certain that this night was an unforgettable event for the young patients, being able to lift their spirits and give them a fun time without having to think of the big C.