Archive - September 2016

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The schooling of 120 kids in Tuum (Kenia)
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5 actions you can start to take to implement CSR in your e-commerce
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Access to water in Agraharam village
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Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk
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For the education of 140 girls
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Is your business socially responsible?
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Day cares centers for children at risk of social exclusion
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The schooling of 30 children in Bombay
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We’ve been chosen as a #bestfortheworld16 honoree!
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758 million of adults in the world, 15 years & older, still cannot read or write a simple sentence

The schooling of 120 kids in Tuum (Kenia)

Tuum is a small village located at approximately 500 km north from Nairobi. It is an isolated place, arid and of difficult access. The minimum services of health and education are not available to the population. There is only one public primary school and the kindergarten has opened its doors to children under 6 who, before that, wandered around the fields carelessly.

Thanks of the collaboration of more than 800 users of Zacaris, the NGO Active Africa has achieved the schooling of 120 kids (from 3 to 5 years old) from Samburu and Turkana tribes.

Here the complete report!

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Worldcoo Team.

5 actions you can start to take to implement CSR in your e-commerce

Businesses that focus their efforts to sell through the internet must have the same, if not more, commitment to help the environment and society than traditional businesses. Convincing a demanding client to buy will depend largely on their capability to get involved in improving the world in which they live in.

That is why we are giving you 5 actions which you can start to take to implement CSR in your e-commerce.

1. If your businesses deals with food, donate what is surplus to food banks in your area.

Does your e-commerce dedicate itself to the world of food and sometimes find itself with food leftover and with no other option but to throw it away? Give it a better use! Take it to a food bank close by. Practically zero investment, however most definitely a positive impact.

2. Recycle all the waste that you produce.

Recycling is a way to show respect for our surroundings and to look after the environment. A simple action such as separating the waste the business produces can make a great impact on society – not only because of the action itself, but also to create awareness amongst the staff.

3. Cooperate in promoting solidarity actions carried out by other organisations and businesses.

imatge_bombetaYour business is a fantastic channel to give visibility to solidarity actions of all sorts. Engage with their causes and use all your means to make them visible to your public. To do this, tools such as our widget will prove very useful for you.

4. Sponsor cultural events.

Culture is one of the values that involves a lot of people; don’t allow your business to be left on the sidelines. Choose those cultural events that identify themselves with the image of your brand the most whilst also showing your contribution to society.

5. Create your own non-formal educative project.

It could be a workshop directed towards adults or towards children. You can show and teach new pieces of technology to those who still have not discovered them, or give the essential keys to have a healthy diet, or explain which is the best way to create a start-up. Use and transform what your business has to contribute to the world and … give it a go!

Worldcoo Team.

Access to water in Agraharam village

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During this school year, 30 kids will receive school support to improve their education  thanks to Planeta Huerto users, who have been contributing to break poverty cycle. Just like a reminder, today 1 every 4 kids live situations of vulnerability, because many families struggle to meet their basic needs. They will do it through a program leaded by La Obra Social “la Caixa”. Thank you so much to make it happen!

They start a new social project today, which is promote the access to water in Agraharam village, who is located in the second most arid state in India after Rajasthan, with an annual average rainfall of 940mm. These weather conditions affect agriculture, the livelihood of nearly 80% of the population.

vicente_ferrer_logoThis situation is what led to Vicente Ferrer Foundation to develop an Ecological Development Plan to save, multiply and share the natural, agricultural and livestock resources of the area.

Thanks to the contribution of the users of Planeta Huerto, the organisation will be able to build a dam to benefit 1.068 members of the 203 farming families who live in the village, from the positive impact of the construction of the dam.

You can follow the project HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

 

Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk

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As you know, one of our commitments is to show with totally transparency  the progress of each of the projects we collaborate.  In this sense, today we present you the final report of the Family Aid program in Spain (promoted by “Action Aid”) and which the users of Zacaris, the main online shop where customers can buy any kind of shoe, were involved.

Thanks to their collaboration, 2 students that are living in a low-income household, will have the chance to have a guaranteed annual scholar lunchroom. Thank you so much!

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Worldcoo Team.

For the education of 140 girls

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because-im-a-girlOctober 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child; in this context, Nicequest users join the global campaign “Because I am a Girl”, initiative that Plan International launches with the aim of achieve equality for girls and their empowerment through their right to education.

In South Sudan, only a small part of primary school children attend school, and in the case of girls, the number is further reduced by the fact that is traditionally conceived that girls have to marry and have children at an earlier age, so the education is not the priority.

logo_planThis situation is what has led to Plan International to develop an Accelerated Learning Program at private government schools to promote access to schooling for teenagers with kids and girls who are between 12 and 18 years old. That program is aimed to promote education and facilitate the retention of girls in this courses through different initiatives, such as the distribution of hygiene kits among attendees or caring for children in a nursery near the school.

Through the participation of the users of Nicequest, we will be able to help 140 girls to have access to alternative quality education in a safe and socially cohesive environment.

You can follow the process HERE.

Worldcoo team. 

Is your business socially responsible?

Today, Corporate Social Responsibility forms an essential part of businesses. Organisations simply don’t just conduct economic activity, but they also contribute to the common good and help our society to develop in the most ethical and respectful way possible regarding its surroundings and the people who belong to them.

With this in mind, there are no longer businesses who escape their social responsibilities, what about your business? Is your business socially responsible? Put it to the test by answering these simple questions!

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If you have managed to answer ‘Yes’ to all of the previous questions, congratulations! Your business is being 100% socially responsible. However, if you have answered ‘No’ to some of them, it is time to get to work! Now you have you an assessment in what your business falters in, and with this, the opportunity to keep improving.

Worldcoo Team.

Day cares centers for children at risk of social exclusion

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In his last project, the users of MeQuedoUno collected more than 3.000€ in order to help Intermon Oxfam to distribute cereals, legumes, salt and oil to 200 families in South Sudan, where OCHA estimates that up to 7 million South Sudanese people are at risk of severe food insecurity. You can remember the project HERE.

With his new challenge, they will help SOS Children, an international organisation, to help children, founded in 1949 in Imst (Austria), with presence in 134 countries.

Because of the economic and social situation experienced by Spain during the last years, many families have been seriously harmed, negatively affecting all members of it, especially the youngest ones.

In the 15 day care centers of SOS Children’s Villages in Spain, a snack is offered every evening to children in order to guarantee quality food while also working hygiene and health issues.

Thanks to the collaboration of MeQuedoUno, 90 children will receive a daily snack in SOS Children’s Villages day care centers during school year.

You can follow the project HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

The schooling of 30 children in Bombay

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Dreivip users have finished their last social project! Thanks of that, 90 kids will receive a daily snack in SOS Children’s Villages day care centers. Thank you so much to make it happen!

logo-300x200But time flies, so we have been working in order to find a new challenge where the users of the first online outlet in Spain could show, once again, their solidarity.

In this occasion, we move to India, in Mumbay, where there are 2,4 million children out of school and 1,1 million of them, are child labourers. We will provide preschool and proper nutrition to 30 slum children under 6 years through the NGO Mumbai Smiles.

You can follow the project HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

 

We’ve been chosen as a #bestfortheworld16 honoree!

capturaAs you know, we are part of B Corporation since more than a year ago; a global movement that brings together 1.800 companies that are redefining the sense of success in business. This is, companies that combine economic profits and the creation of social and environmental goods.

So, the organisation that leads this movement, has presented the III Annual Ranking of “Best Companies for the World 2016” in Berkeley (California, United States), and we are in this list!!

This recognition comes from the good results that we have showed in an independent and comprehensive assessment administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab, the organisation that leads this movement.

The full assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and environment.

Worldcoo has been honoured for the impact that it has on its customers, for promoting a public benefit and for helping to solve a social or environmental issue (improving health, preserving environment, creating economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promoting the arts/sciences, or increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.)

“The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration,” said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company that host of the Best for the World event at the University of California.

Being a part of the Best for the World list for 2016 is a very special recognition for us. It represents that we are doing things well. It inspires us to lead by the example and create more social impact for a better world.

We clearly believe that there’s a better way to do business and this acknowledgement motivate us to make that more companies do the same.

Worldcoo Team.

758 million of adults in the world, 15 years & older, still cannot read or write a simple sentence

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Today is the Internacional Literacy Day

Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed 8 September Internacional Literacy Day to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.

The truth is that numbers talk by themselves: new literacy data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) indicate there are 758 million adults 15 years and older who still cannot read or write a simple sentence.  This means that more than 750 million people don’t have the basic knowledge that allow them to know their rights as an individual; so they are more susceptible to exclusion and poverty. Roughly two-thirds of them, 505 million, are female.

bookBoth for families and for communities, literacy means a necessary instrument to improve health and the relation with the world. In fact, we can affirm that literate society is more proactive to interchange knowledge, and illiteracy represents a difficulty to improve life quality and can generate exclusion and violence.

“The capability of reading or understanding documents is directly related to the eradication of poverty and to the development of communities and societies”, affirms Fidele Podga, coordinator of the Department of Studies and Documentation in Manos Unidas.

UNESCO is celebrating this day under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future” and claim the importance of including literacy in the education programmes.

In Worldcoo we have joined to this commemoration and we encourage society and companies to make that literacy right will be a reality around the world with social projects like the following ones…

  • Regalador is supporting education in Honduras. Thanks to their collaboration, ACOES will be able to distribute 100 school kits among students of ACOES Schools in Nueva Capital.

If you want to celebrate this day with us, we encourage you to share your expressions with the hashtag #LiteracyDay.

Worldcoo Team.

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