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Want a Free Workcation to Robinson Crusoe Island? Here’s Your Chance to Do So


This article was sponsored by Lenovo India


IIt has been almost two years since the pandemic struck and overturned our work culture as well as our social life. Working from home can get a bit mundane at times, but what if you could work 400 miles west on isolated Robinson Crusoe Island, the land that inspired novelist Daniel Defoe?

The invitation to work for free in the Juan Fernandez Islands in Chile states that applicants are free to work remotely for one month while also being able to volunteer 20 hours per week.

This hybrid work system aims to offer a better work-life balance.

Lenovo has come up with an interesting initiative called Work for Humankind. In partnership with Island Conservation and the Robinson Crusoe Island community, it aims to prevent the extinction of endangered species and to support the local community on their journey to sustainability as well as their daily work.

Credits: Island conservation NGO

Island Conservation is a global non-profit conservation organization that prevents extinctions and restores islands. With them, the company hopes to encourage professionals and employers around the world to think differently about the future of work and empower isolated communities to reach out to the remote global workforce.

This initiative is based on research from Lenovo that reveals the growing importance of remote and hybrid working for respondents, highlighting their growing desire for flexibility.

The new global research study interviewed more than 15,000 people in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States, who understood the powerful link between technology and humanity. Research found that 63 percent of those surveyed are open to ‘work from anywhere’ in the world, with nearly two-thirds admitting that they would be happier to work longer hours if they were located remotely. .

Almost 61 percent of respondents also believe it is important to give back and positively contribute to the communities they visit while working from anywhere, which has resulted in the formation of such a campaign.

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Robinson Crusoe Island is one of the most ecologically rich places, but faces many challenges including access to education, health care, impact of degradation of land habitat and invasive species. About 900 people live in San Juan Bautista on Robinson Crusoe Island, a rural community located in one of the most remote places in Latin America.

Want a free work session on Robinson Crusoe Island?  Here is your chance to do it
Credits: Island conservation NGO

“Work for Humankind will send Robinson Crusoe selected volunteers with a range of skills, experiences and specialties to help prevent the extinction of endangered species and support the local community in their efforts to achieve sustainability, while being able to continue working remote jobs. This will be done through several life-changing restoration projects in partnership with Island Conservation and the local Robinson Crusoe Island community, including the development of much-needed connectivity solutions for the island’s infrastructure, ” Lenovo’s press release notes.

The role of Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group is to create a technology hub with high-speed Internet connectivity. The projects include:

  • Help the island advance its goals and equip volunteers to do their daily work and support conservation projects in this haven of wildlife and cultural diversity.
  • Their long-term goal is to develop an infrastructure to increase Internet bandwidth to at least 10 Mbps.
  • The establishment of a community technology pole and the provision of a legacy fund to maintain the community pole and / or support community projects are part of it.

Emily Ketchen, vice president and chief marketing officer of the Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo comments, “Whether it’s the life-changing nature of the pandemic or the company’s increased focus on sustainability, people recognize the weight of doing good and the role of technology in enabling this. We are launching Work for Humankind, to draw attention to the importance of our well-being as well as that of our communities, showing how technological innovation can enable us to achieve both.

Pablo Manríquez Angulo, Mayor of Robinson Crusoé, said: “We are delighted to start and to see the positive impact that volunteers can make to our community, biodiversity and the island ecosystems of Robinson Crusoé. “

To volunteer and be a part of this wonderful opportunity for free, apply at https://bit.ly/3pNP0aY no later than December 31, 2021.

To apply and for more details-: https: //bit.ly/3pNP0aY

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