Final 12 months in June, we launched the GfK Business College, an thrilling initiative aimed toward onboarding and refreshing our client-facing new joiners’ important business information and expertise. However we needed to take it a step additional. That is why we partnered with an unbelievable international learning-focused charity referred to as “Faculty in a Bag,” which operates in 56 international locations worldwide. Immediately, I wish to share the wonderful impression we have created because the program’s inception, empowering younger minds and making a distinction by means of the GfK Business College and Faculty in a Bag charity partnership.
Making a Distinction: How GfK’s Business College Provides Again to Deprived Kids
At GfK, we have at all times been dedicated to offering studying alternatives for all. So, as a substitute of giving the standard disposable presents to our Business College members, we determined to do one thing extra significant. We got here up with a novel concept that not solely rewards our members but in addition advantages others in want.
In keeping with our philosophy, for each participant who goes by means of the Business College program, GfK donates to the charity Faculty in a Bag. Based by Luke Simon in 2005, after he misplaced his brother within the Boxing Day tsunami, the charity holds a particular connection to our firm. In 2004, we tragically misplaced a board member within the tsunami and subsequently raised funds for the area people. Faculty in a Bag has been making a major distinction by delivering over 142,000 baggage to deprived youngsters in 56 international locations worldwide.
Sustainability and Training: GfK and Faculty in a Bag Repurpose Waste for a Better Trigger
What’s inside these baggage, you ask? Every bag is rigorously crammed with important objects that allow these youngsters to jot down, draw, colour, calculate, specific themselves, and even take pleasure in a meal. It is all about creating an setting the place they’ll be taught and thrive.
The primary beneficiaries of the Faculty in a Bag initiative have been 200 youngsters attending Ayikuma Memorial M.A. Fundamental Faculty in Balagonor, Ghana. However our help continues past there. In Ghana, Faculty in a Bag collaborated with one other native accomplice referred to as Trashy Baggage. This inspiring group produces baggage from discarded plastic waste, using over 40 locals to gather, clear, and sew the plastic trash into trendy, practical baggage and different merchandise.
Since then, we have continued to make a distinction. The following batch of 100 GfK baggage has been distributed to highschool youngsters within the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with one other 100 baggage quickly to make their technique to the Philippines. As the newest wave of our Business College program involves a detailed, we’re thrilled to announce that GfK will fund a further 203 baggage for recipients in Mongolia.
Empowering Younger Minds for a Brighter Future
Collectively, we empower younger minds and supply them with the instruments they should succeed. Our collaboration with Faculty in a Bag not solely helps training but in addition creates sustainable options by repurposing waste. It is a testomony to GfK’s dedication to positively impacting the world round us.
So, let’s proceed this unbelievable journey collectively. By the GfK Business College, we’re shaping not solely the way forward for our firm but in addition the lives of youngsters who deserve an opportunity to be taught and develop. Keep tuned for extra inspiring tales and updates as we work hand in hand with Faculty in a Bag to make a distinction, one bag at a time.
We could be the shapers of tomorrow, collectively.
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