The festive mood of the holiday season, with the strong presence of SWAK (Seaman’s Wives Association of Klaveness) team, was felt and spread unto the families of our seafarers residing within Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao and Iloilo. During the last 3 weekends of December (Dec 2,7,8 & 15), the annual Christmas party with the families of our crew were held in mentioned places with the voluntary assistance from some of the wives of our crew.
The Christmas party is eagerly anticipated by the families. In one of the regions visited, we’ve heard the comment “We are indeed lucky to have a company like Klaveness. It’s only here where
families get together and the shore staff mingle personally with us.” With the attached photos taken during the party, I believe these statements were clearly manifested in the smiles of the seafarers and family members, in particular the awardees of the long service recognition.
The long service or seniority awards portion was always one of the highlights in the Christmas party program. Here, award and reward await the recipients. For us in the company, these rewards reflect upon the past years that our work force on board have dedicatedly and committedly crafted the works of their hands. It’s the kind of service borne out of love for the family and the company. Where and when could be the better time to recognize them but during the Christmas party Family gathering.
We always find value in enjoying the festive season with colleagues in a more personal environment. No matter how big or small our Christmas party budget be, we do not underestimate the long-term value of engaging with our sea staff and families by getting into the festive spirit.