Children of the Mekong has partnered with BNP Paribas to work together at the charity shop and office. BNP Paribas employees sign up on the BNP Paribas volunteers’ page and are assigned a paid day during the week where they will come help Children of the Mekong volunteers and staff.
Their day starts with a short presentation explained by Eugenie Munakarmi introducing Children of the Mekong and its goals. The rest of their morning is spent in the shop, where they help full-time volunteers out with donation sorting, clothing rotation and restocking. The other half of the day will be spent in the office using the skills they normally specialize in at BNP Paribas (ranging from marketing, sales, fundraising, computing, data analysis, etc…). BNP volunteers can come on their own or by groups of two to experience the workings of a small NGO together.
The partnership has been a great success so far, with more than 40 BNP Paribas employees having volunteered already, and 100% of them are “very satisfied” with their day at Children of the Mekong. We would like to thank BNP Paribas and all its volunteers for helping us in providing education to Southeast Asian students thanks to their efforts at the charity shop and office. Our local efforts have a global impact by improving the lives of Southeast Asian children. We encourage other companies to join us in the fight against the poverty cycle in Southeast Asia.
Here are some of our volunteers’ testimonies: “Very friendly and welcoming staff, who are very inclusive towards potential volunteers/joiners. Would definitely recommend donating time towards this worthy cause”. –Oscar B.
“Children of the Mekong is a fantastic cause aiming to ensure that children in South-East Asia receive opportunities that would not normally be possible. The charity is very well run by passionate people who believe in making a difference. During my day with the team I have learnt much about the goals of the charity and it has been a memorable experience.” –Anonymous
“Children of the Mekong is a well organised charity with a sound heart and soul dealing with difficult issues competently and efficiently.” – Anonymous
“Workers and volunteers at Children of the Mekong are really warm and welcoming people who are trying to make a change for minorities in Southeast Asia by bringing education and support to the children. I highly recommend anybody interested to take a look at their actions, spread the word and participate in their cause if possible.” – Anonymous
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