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!
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