Quality Education CSR News

Empowering Kids to Learn About Money

It’s never too early to teach kids about saving money. PNC’s School Bank Program offers on-site learning to enhance elementary and middle school classroom curriculum.
Blog

With pen and paper in hand, 10-year-old Brycen Carter eagerly awaits customers to approach him during lunch hour. Perched atop a stage in his school cafeteria, Carter sits behind a table draped with a PNC- branded tablecloth alongside two fellow fifth graders from Eastside Elementary in Anderson, Ind.

Every month, a handful of students like him are trained to volunteer as tellers for the PNC School Bank Program.

Expanded TransCanada Scholarship Program Helps Remove Barriers to Education

TransCanada is expanding its successful community scholarships program, that will further help hundreds of North Americans gain skills to realize their goals and prosper in the workforce.
Press Release

CALGARY, Canada, January 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Media Advisory - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it is expanding its successful community scholarships program, that will further help hundreds of North Americans gain skills to realize their goals and prosper in the workforce.

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives

Newsletter

IN BRIEF:

Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

UN Recognition for British American Tobacco’s Programme to Inspire a New Generation of Farmers in Brazil

Multimedia with summary

BAT’s Novos Rurais programme in Brazil, which is run by the company’s Souza Cruz Institute, provides entrepreneurial training and opportunities for young people to receive financial support for setting up new agricultural businesses.

The programme was recognised in 2017 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which awarded it a Certificate of Good Practice for Sustainable Rural Development.

30 Million Reasons to Focus on Vocabulary

PNC has extended its successful multi-city vocabulary initiative with an additional $3.65 million investment.
Article

In 2014, PNC announced a multi-city, $10 million initiative designed to promote families’ awareness of the positive impact that talking to their children has on their vocabularies. Just as important, the initiative focuses on providing parents with the skills they need to do this effectively.

De Beers Group Provides a Solution for a School's Crowded Classrooms

Pupils at a primary school in South Africa have three new classrooms thanks to some heavy lifting machinery from De Beers Group’s Venetia mine.
Article

The mine sent in a lowbed truck and crane and partnered with local contractors to transport unused mobile classrooms from Alldays High School to the nearby Alldays Primary School in Limpopo Province, saving the school R150,000, which is what it would otherwise have cost to move them.

The move took three weeks – because it had to be fitted in between operations at Venetia mine.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Blog

As Ingryt Pedroza watches holiday preparations unfold in Calgary, her mind can’t help but wander between her home in Mexico and the incredible accomplishment she’s about to achieve. 

Four months ago, Pedroza said goodbye to her husband and one-year-old daughter to pursue her long-time dream of studying abroad in preparation to become a top engineer in Mexico. She knew the road wouldn’t be easy, but it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

Should International Development Recruiters Act as Career Coaches?

Examining the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world
Summary: 

Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 
Blog

Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 

De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

De Beers Group has hosted a trio of conferences last week in the Botswana capital of Gaborone on sustainability, youth innovation and gender equity
Article

The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring.

A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences.

De Beers Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula Urges Women To 'Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone'.

Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula has drawn up some clear plans for her role as a woman in the mining industry.
Blog

I have been working in the mining industry for about a year. I was pleased to work for Namdeb because I believe it’s a company that provides a strong core competency and a value system. I always wanted to work for a company where I continue to learn, grow and contribute as much value as I possibly can.

I congratulate Namdeb on being one of the mining companies giving equal employment opportunities to women, and I firmly encourage other mining companies to do the same.

Pages

Subscribe to Quality Education