Once is chance, twice is nice, three times is becoming a Christmas tradition. We're happy to share that this year we partnered with Plan Canada to build a school in Burkina Faso. This comes on the great experiences we had with projects in Cambodia and Mali.
It's philanthropy with leverage. We donate $2,500 to Plan Canada to build the school and three of the companies we work with match our donation. We would like to thank Dynamic Funds, Antrim Investments and BMO Global Asset Management. Through Plan Canada, governments, foundations and organizations have pledged to match our donations 7:1 which means that $80,000 is raised to build the school.
3 REASONS WHY WE CHOSE BURKINA FASO THIS YEAR
- Over 1/3 of children aged 5-14 are involved in child labour
- More than 2 out of every 3 children can’t read and write by age 15
- Young people lack information on sexual health – 55% of 15-24 year olds don’t know that using protection can prevent HIV.
Why are we telling everyone?
Many companies and individuals are doing amazing work to support a wide range of charities. Some are quiet about what they do and who they support. We decided a few years ago to shout out what we are doing, and hope to inspire others toward giving or doing more themselves.
In previous years we've had generous clients donate funds at this time of year in a similar fashion. If there is a cause dear to your heart, we encourage you to give as well! One thing we know for sure is that in a tumultuous world the best way to acknowledge our good fortune is by helping others.
We do not take for granted the trust you place with us.
It's a pleasure to work with you to make a difference in the world!