Celebrating our people raising $300,000 for our charity partner KOTO – Know One Teach One
This month we hosted a very special guest in our Singapore office - Jimmy Pham AM, Founder and Chairman of KOTO - Know One, Teach One our Vietnam charity partner to surprise him with the very special news that our people have donated US$300,000 to sponsor KOTO in the great work they do to empower young adults to take control of their future.
KOTO- Know One Teach One, is a not-for-profit social enterprise transforming the lives of at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam through its holistic hospitality training programme.
This is what he said about the experience:
"A visit to Experian Asia Pacific in Singapore for the first time made me feel so humbled with the warm welcome of Ben Elliot, CEO and Sisca Margaretta - Chief Marketing Officer - Experian APAC and their team to share about KOTO's story. The visit reminded me of being in Ho Chi Minh City last year, I was invited to speak at the Experian Sales Conference, the theme was Powering Opportunities.
I challenged Experian to sponsor 18 kids from class 28, for 18 months and they graduated in 2018. That night, the Experian team raised at their Gala Dinner up to $160,000 which went towards sponsoring 60 trainees at KOTO! Not only that, Experian ANZ hosted their Gala Ball 2018 to support KOTO, their CSR team has worked hard to support us in all our events including our KOTO Dream Ride 2017 which had them take part in 8 cities, from China to New Zealand. A big surprise awaited me during my Singapore visit and I was moved to tears to know that Experian has raised another $100,000 during the 2018 Sales conference in Macau to support our kids. That is an incredible US$300,000 from them in two years. Thank you Experian for powering KOTO with many opportunities for our kids to change their lives forever."
Watch the video capturing the KOTO-Experian relationship and the impact we’ve been able to create: https://youtu.be/kpU0zRs52jM
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