A CHALLENGE TO GENEVA’S COMPANIES

 

For the 31st Family Walk of Hope (Marche de l’espoir), which will be held on the 16th of October 2022 on the Quai du Mont Blanc, Terre des Hommes Switzerland is also mobilizing Geneva’s companies for the second year. Based on the same rules as the Family Walk of Hope, the Corporate Walk of Hope (Marche de l’espoir des entreprises) offers employees the opportunity to walk kilometers and to be sponsored by their company. The challenge combines well-being and team building, committed to a common cause, to children’s rights.

 

While the indirect consequences of the pandemic continue to have a severe impact on children’s future, it is essential to act, otherwise, as UNICEF states, we will see a setback of more than 7 years in terms of defense of children’s rights, exacerbating poverty and inequalities. Without a special effort, millions of children will see their prospects for a better future destroyed as a result of their schooling being stopped. In total, more than 80% of classroom time in the first year of the pandemic has been lost. The most vulnerable children do not have access to the distance education set up to remedy this situation.

 

This is the reason why Terre des Hommes Switzerland is once again calling for solidarity to Geneva’s companies, from the smallest to the largest, to help the vulnerable children.

We invite you to mobilize your employees to raise funds for children’s rights. The rule is simple : each walker is sponsored by its company, which choose an amount for donation during this initiative, between the 16th of October and the 20th of November 2022.

 

This project was launched in 2021 thanks to the Lombard Odier Foundation, who provided funds to start, the technological expertise of the Alaya platform and the support of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG).

 

During the first pilot edition, 25 companies of all sizes and all sectors sponsored 730 employees, for a total of more than CHF 120,000 and more than 110,000 kilometers travelled!

 

Would you like to learn more about the initiative ? Click below and fill in your contact information. We will be happy to contact you and give you more information !

A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTION IN FAVOR OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

The Corporate Walk of Hope allows you to take part in a social responsibility action in favor of children’s rights.

 

Together, we can reach more than 50,000 children to continue their education and protect them from exploitation and forced marriage.

 

100% of your donation will go to our project for disadvantaged children.

ENCOURAGE COHESION AND WELL-BEING OF YOUR TEAMS

By participating in the Corporate Walk of Hope, you encourage team cohesion and well-being of your teams.

 

Whether you walk, run, cycle or rollerblade, the objective is to cover as many kilometers as possible, alone or in a team, in favor of children’s rights.

 

Your teams will have access to a very easy to use platform in order to participate, together, in this solidarity action.

EVERY STEP COUNTS

Join the Corporate Walk of Hope, every step counts and makes a difference in the lives of thousands of vulnerable children.

 

Want to learn more? We’d love to hear from you!

 

Please fill out your contact information by clicking the button below and we will contact you to set up a meeting.

Thank you very much for your interest!

Do you have a question about the Corporate Walk of Hope? You’ll find the answer here!

This project is inspired by the traditional Family Walk of Hope, the largest solidarity event involving children in Switzerland, organized by Terre des Hommes Switzerland for 30 years.

 

The Walk of Hope usually gathers 12,000 people, including 4,000 children, on the shores of Leman Lake. Each kilometer walked by the children is sponsored by sponsors, in order to support the Right to Education and Protection against violence and exploitation. This solidarity day raises over 350,000 CHF each year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled, while children’s rights have never been so much endangered for two years. To continue to support children, Terre des Hommes Switzerland is calling on companies to take up this challenge.

 

So, on the 31st edition of the event, the Corporate Walk of Hope is a friendly competition between companies in Geneva, which raises funds for children’s rights, thanks to the number of steps done by their employees.

Companies interested in participating can contact Terre des Hommes Switzerland by entering their details on the dedicated page and will be contacted as soon as possible. Fill in your details by clicking on the “I’m interested” button.

 

Terre des Hommes Switzerland team will be happy to introduce you the project details and answer any questions you may have.

Yes, whatever the size of your company, there is a solution. The platform allows you to create cohesion and motivation within your teams. However, in order to ensure a proper use of the platform and to get motivation, it is recommended to have a minimum number of people. We would be delighted to show you the different options available. To do so, please fill in your details by clicking on the “I’m interested” button above.

No, each company can decide on the duration of its challenge, but it will have to take place within the time frame of the challenge, i.e. between October 16th and November 20th.

Yes, you can join this challenge even after the 16th of October 2022.

Yes, Terre des Hommes Switzerland will provide a tax receipt at the end of the initiative.

Together, through this corporate mobilization, we aim to raise CHF 200,000 to ensure continued access to education for over 50,000 children, whom more than half are girls.

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We warmly thank all the companies and our partners who participated in the first edition of the Corporate Walk of Hope in 2021.

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