The World Needs More Education: The Business Community’s Response
Join GBC-Education members Gucci, Intel, and Western Union to support World Humanitarian Day and the need for improved education access and quality around the world. They each have sponsored a word in “The World Needs More” campaign – so that each time a user shares #TheWorldNeedsMore #Strength, #Empowerment or #Education, respectively, from www.worldhumanitarianday.org between now and September 24th, a dollar will be donated by the company towards humanitarian aid in conflict areas.
Each company has demonstrated a large devotion towards humanitarian work, with a large focus on education and therefore selected their words based on ongoing campaigns.
Gucci launched the Chime for Change campaign to support girls’ education globally. After a blockbuster concert in June featuring Beyoncé, fans can join the Chime for Change online community to sponsor global projects for education and marginalized communities.
Intel is helping unlock the creative and intellectual potential of girls worldwide. Of the 57 million children out of school, more than half are girls. As a key partner for 10×10 Girls Rising, Intel sponsors employee activities and community events to raise awareness about girls’ education.
The Education for Better program, sponsored by The Western Union Foundation, uses Western Union’s expertise in money transfers to support global education. The program is a three-year commitment to grow young minds through grants for secondary education and vocational training.
Over the past year, Western Union has given over US $2.9 million to support education. The Foundation has invested in diverse initiatives such as:
– The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (Nigeria) which establishes libraries in public school
– The Planeterra Foundation (India) which provides education, job training, and counseling services for women and children in New Delhi
– The Haitian Education and Leadership Program which offers scholarships for students completing higher education degrees
– Interkulturelles Zentrum (Austria) which fosters language and sports skills for underprivileged children through the two-week MyWU Kids Summer Camp
– The Lebanese American University which supports financial aid in the school’s Annual Scholarship Grant program.
The program also created the innovative Western Union NGO GlobalPay platform, which harnesses the Western Union agent network in over 510,000 physical locations to move funds quickly and accurately for education in underserved communities. NGOs, government, and development agencies use the service.