This project is completely pro bono, meaning free of charge. At Codemate we have always strived to be good citizens, giving back to the causes, people and community. We had some earlier pro bono experience with AC Oulu in using our main skills, software design and development, in making an impact. So doing pro bono work was not completely new to us, but this time we sought beyond our immediate network to find the suitable cause.
We knew from the start that COVID crisis was hitting many people extremely hard, causing stress, depression and anxiety. MIELI’s mission is to help people in dealing with these issues and healing mentally. Having a chance to contribute to this noble cause was expected to resonate with our colleagues, but we were still surprised how many people volunteered to join the project. In fact, we had more volunteers than we could fit in the project.
Finally, we pose a challenge to every Finnish company:
How can your company help others?
What’s your cause?