Taking on the next phase
Over the years, the initial 57-person team grew to include over 1,000 UBS employees, family members and clients from across the world. The volunteers have offered a range of personal skills, from entrepreneurial mentoring to financial planning and business management.
One community business that started was horse husbandry, and UBS volunteers developed a horse-riding therapy program for local children still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Education is another focus going forward. The Kamaishi Compass Program provides local high school students opportunities to learn about their community and think about future career paths.