Supporting Nonprofits with a Heart This Holiday Season
Team Singapore volunteering at Ground Up Initiative to learn about sustainable living
Making a positive difference to people’s lives has always been at the heart of Experian’s values. Over the last year, Experian made over US$9.37m in direct community investment and our employees around the globe volunteered over 42,000 hours to support their communities.
This holiday season, these numbers continued to grow as teams across Asia Pacific took time to give back to causes that they were passionate about. Together, a total of 32 events were organised across the region in November and December, with Experian employees contributing to over 5,200 volunteering hours!
Passionate about women’s empowerment
Earlier in November, our Malaysia team hosted a fundraising day to celebrate Diwali with our charity partner, Women of Will, who empower low-income women with loans, financial literacy and entrepreneurship training to support their dreams of running their own business. Together, we raised funds for the Openhands Fellowship home, a non-profit that provides a home and education for less fortunate girls in Malaysia.
In Singapore, a group of employees gained deeper understanding on the challenges and hopes of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) working here by attending our partner, Aidha’s annual photography exhibition that showcased beautiful snapshots taken by FDWs and an insight to their lives.
Passionate about the environment
More than 60 employees spent a fun and educational day out at Ground Up Initiative in Singapore to learn about sustainability. From weeding, planting and gardening, our volunteers picked up new skills and knowledge while working on an organic farm.
In Malaysia, with over 280,000 of its population living without electricity, our team embarked on a project “Litre of Light” and traveled to the remote rural village in Pahung to install 60 street lights, bringing light and hope into the community for the next four years.
Passionate about education
In India, our team spent 600 hours to raise US$24,000 for our partner school, Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir by organising a charity auction. This fund will expedite their efforts to provide education for underprivileged children in the Dharavi slums of Mumbai.
In Australia, 20 students from our partner McClelland college visited the Melbourne team for a “Interview to impress” workshop to help them get valuable tips to succeed in their upcoming job interviews.
Passionate about children & seniors
In Shanghai, our Greater China team visited Shanghai Healing Home, a foster home that provides pre- and post-surgical care to orphans. Over in Bangkok, our team visited the Phayathai Orphanage too. Together, our volunteers took care of 300 babies for a day.
In Hong Kong, our team hosted a cookery session with Treats, a non-profit organisation that works closely with children with disabilities.
Passionate about saving lives
*Calculations based on Red Cross estimation one unit of blood can save three lives
In Beijing, our team hosted a family day on fire safety with their fire departments to sharing lifesaving knowledge with the community.
As we enter 2019, we look forward to continuing our efforts in supporting NGOs and communities around the region to create a better tomorrow. If you’d like to learn more about Experian’s CSR initiatives or share an opportunity to collaborate on corporate giving or employee volunteering, we’d like to hear from you.
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