AmCham CARES 2018 Weekly Recipient Highlight: Education
Focusing on solving youth unemployment issues, Adecco has been helping young people access work opportunities through their flagship Win4Youth and Way to Work programs. Through the Win4Youth program, Adecco Singapore clocked in kilometers and hours doing sports activities to raise funds for youth development. Through the Way to Work program, youth are given an opportunity to shadow employees and gain an understanding of possibilities for their future careers.
At Expedia, there is a constant goal to be a force for change to create a more compassionate, peaceful, and just planet. One way Expedia achieved this the past year was through monthly education talk series as part of their Asia Pacific programs. In the Singapore office, Expedia launched regular lunchtime education talks with local charities raised awareness around issues that our community faces, followed by events such as a STEM tour day for underprivileged high school girls through the Singapore chapter of Zonta International.
In Singapore, International SOS has been immensely proud to work closely with Melrose Home, the Children’s Aid Society of Singapore, to provide a supportive environment for children between the ages of 4 to 18 years old who require care and protection in a residential setting. In the past two years, International SOS has executed programs intended to provide support in the educational and academic development of the children, their experience enrichment and recreation, and the enhancement of the existing facilities and infrastructure.
London School for Business & Finance
In line with their aim to groom responsible global citizens of the future, London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) in Singapore has held various civil education talks and career-related workshops to allow their students to gain insights from industry experts. These talks, which cover themes such as sustainability and employment opportunities, are tailored to help students thrive in their careers and the real world, enabling them to make meaningful contributions in the future.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands leverages its unique resources to lead and contribute to a range of community investment initiatives focused on supporting youth, education, and the arts in Singapore. Through such programs intended to inspire youth through hands-on career workshops, over 80 local charities have benefited through Sands for Singapore’s fundraising and active volunteerism efforts by Marina Bay Sands’ over 9700-strong workforce.
With a goal of driving gender equity across STEM fields, Mastercard‘s CSR efforts includes Girls4TechTM, the organization’s signature education program aimed at school-going girls aged 10-12 years old. Employees are engaged as mentors to demonstrate the value of STEM-related subjects and careers through various hands-on, discovery-based exercises, impacting more than 37,000 girls across the Asia Pacific alone.
Seagate‘s primary objective is to advance awareness of and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through hands-on learning opportunities for children. As part of this focus, Seagate looks for opportunities to inspire tomorrow’s digital creators, consumers, and innovators, placing importance on extending these learning experiences to the disadvantaged within our community.
The Fullerton Hotel
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore launched the Fullerton Academy to provide youths from low income families with mentorship in the areas of hospitality and creative arts in order to equip them with skill sets to take on meaningful careers in the travel and hospitality industries in the future. The Fullerton Academy offers two tracks, the first equipping youths with skills pertaining to hospitality trade and the second empowering youths to cultivate their creative arts interests through music and photography.
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