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Today is the International Women’s Day
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Today is the World Cancer Day
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Ticketmaster against AIDS
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Aclaração para ONG brasileiras
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4 Reasons why social involvement helps the business to increase customer loyalty
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Worldcoo Ambassador network keeps growing!
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Good news about our internationalization process!
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New deal with Banco Sabadell!
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5 tips on how to facilitate reconciliation in your business
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Regalador has joined us as a responsible ecommerce!

Today is the International Women’s Day

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This month, the customers of Ticketmaster can help women victims of sexual violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. In Goma, the capital of North Kivu, the armed groups, the illegal diamond market and ongoing armed conflict have made this city the most insecure in Africa. Women and children are the most vulnerable group. Currently, Goma is the city with the most cases of rape in the world; every month, 1,152 women are abused.

logo_ticketmasterThrough the “Social Euro” initiative, the customers of Ticketmaster can collaborate, during all month, with the Codespa Foundation to help women victims of sexual violence in Goma.

color-fondo-claro_The organization assists women victims of violence in Goma and facilitates their psycho-affective recovery and socio-economic inclusion in order to have the possibility of having a dignified life again. The integral support that these women and young people will receive is focused on 3 axes: education, so that they can go school and find a job; the sensitization of communities to gender violence to exercise the rights to social denunciation in families and communities. And, finally, the collective empowerment to promote change in the attitudes that perpetuate violence against women in Congolese society.

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All the customers who want to, can add €1 to their ticket and provide comprehensive support to women and teenagers victims of sexual violence on the streets of Goma, offering them the possibility of a dignified life free of violence and their socio-economic inclusion.

You can have more information about this project HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Today is the World Cancer Day

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Today is the World Cancer Day, a key date on the calendar to make visible the importance of medical research, necessary to find new and better treatments that contribute to increase the healing capacity and decrease the side effects of the disease.

This month, some of the companies that collaborate with us, have joined the cause and show their commitment with people with cancer and with the medical research.

logo_BonPreuEsclatFor example, through the Charity Round Up all the customers of Bonpreu i Esclat can make a micro-donation and collaborate with AFANOC to improve the life quality of children with cancer through leisure.

logo_ticketmasterBut they are not the only ones.  Ticketmaster España, for example, offer to all who buy a ticket, the option to add 1€ for charity and collaborate with AECC to guarantee the coverage of basic needs of patients with cancer at risk of social exclusion.

logo_hawkersAlso Hawkers collaborates with the cause. They have launched a new project in which they invite their customers to make a micro-donaton and collaborate with Cris Contra el Cáncer to contribute to improve the current medical therapies.

Finally the customers of bonÀrea have raised more than €46,500 to collaborate with child cancer research through the creation of the new Pediatric Cancer Center, leaded by SJD Sant Joan de Déu.

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Worldcoo Team

Ticketmaster against AIDS

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The company collaborates with the fight against this disease in Africa

Coinciding with the International AIDS day, the social cause that Ticketmaster supports this December is the fight against AIDS, a disease that, unfortunately, is still very stigmatized and affects more than 35 million people all over the world.

logo_enThe Fight AIDS Foundation and the Carmelo Hospital have started a new program called “Phambene!” (which means “go ahead”) in Xhosa in order to fight, in a long term and in a sustainable and respectful way, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.

The objective is to train doctors and laboratory personnel at the Carmelo Hospital and implement the laboratory technology required for the diagnosis of HIV. In parallel, the project will be used to obtain data on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Mozambique and will be useful for the design of public health policies.

How can I collaborate?

Do you plan to buy a ticket for a concert, theater or sporting event in the coming days? If you do it through Ticketmaster, when you pay for the purchase you have made, you will have the opportunity to add a solidary euro to your basket and collaborate with the Fight AIDS Foundation.

We remind you that you can follow the donation process and have more information about the campaign through this link.

Worldcoo Team

4 Reasons why social involvement helps the business to increase customer loyalty

As we are companies which are integrating into society and developing our business within its framework, there is no denying that we have a responsibility within our surroundings. Returning to the people and to the environment the resources which they make available to us and which allows us to offer and commercialize our product or service is a question of commitment and consistency.

Beyond the involvement with society itself, there are more reasons to act responsible as a business and to carry out actions which promote sustainability and respect for our society and environment.

The relation with the client, in fact, is one of the strongest reasons as to why you should opt for engaging yourself as a business with society.  The commitment and involvement which companies show have a lot to say about their capability of increasing their clients loyalty. Let´s have a look why:

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1. The competitive nature of companies makes the client more demanding. There are increasingly more alternatives when making a purchase of a product of contracting a service, the client has many places to chose from and they are aware of this, therefore making the company more demanding of itself and the client more demanding when choosing the product or service. In this particular context, the businesses´social involvement could prove to be the deciding factor.

2. The client builds ties with brands that they like. Another of the characteristics of the world that we live in is the possibility that brands have to establish relationships which mean more than the simple one-off purchase. Social involvement is a reason to involve the client in the day-to-day activities of the business and therefore, strengthening the links they have and assuring the relationship lasts.

3. The client looks for brands that match his values. What we buy says a lot about our personality, which is precisely why we are so demanding with what we purchase. Recognizing our values in a brand or company is the foundation of a successful and long-lasting relationship.

4. Bad news travel fast. Neglecting the environment or society does not go unnoticed anymore. Mistakes will reach your client in the blink of an eye and damage your reputation. Acting responsibly is the only way to avoid that risk.

Worldcoo Team.

 

Worldcoo Ambassador network keeps growing!

Today we introduce you Patrick, our new ambassador in Nepal.

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DSC00409 (1)Patrick has always had a strong social commitment. During all his life, he has collaborated and participated with so many projects and social causes, such as the fight against gender violence, animal abuse or the care of elderly people. But it’s now when Patrick is going to face what will surely be the most powerful experience of his life.

Patrick, sales engineer from Holland, took a flight to Nepal at the beginning of February.  His purpose was visiting and collaborating with different NGOs from the country. The first one was Street Child, organization which we have collaborated in several occasions.  

Following, Patrick explains us a little bit more why he started this adventure and how was his first experience in Katmandu.

  • Welcome on board to our Ambassador Program, Patrick! Why did you start this new adventure?

Thank you so much for the introduction! Sometimes, we don’t realize about how quickly live goes, and this is what happened to me. School, institute, university, internship, first work, second work… And all of this inside my happiness bubble. During my university studies I had a dream, and it was to travel around countries very much different from mine. This dream was never fulfilled. But some months ago, making auto-introspection, I rescued the idea and as now I don’t have so many familiar obligations and before continuing my personal career, I decided to make this dream come true.

  • Why Nepal and not any other country?

Because I wanted to go to a country very different from mine: different culture, social conditioning, everything I’m used to and where I could help.  There was a lot of countries where I would like to live, so it was quite difficult to take a decision. But I love the mountain, so I finally decided to visit Himalaya, the biggest aspiration I could ever have. Moreover, I got the chance to help a mountain guide, Shiva, with his company, Himkala Adventure, which, at the same time, help as much as possible to the people of his native area, Gorkha (epicenter of the 2015 earthquakes). So the decision was made on its own.

  • What do you expect to do here? Explain us a little bit more about the projects you will visit and what will be your role.  

DSC00405 (1)Two weeks ago, we went to my host hometown, Shiva, where I left most of the material and clothes I could bring from Barcelona, as well as participate in a traditional Hindu wedding, all very enriching.

Some days ago, I visited an orphanage, Possible Nepal, which I could contact via Couchsurfing. I could bought some food for some days, as well as scholarly material. I also could help with the translation of some documents and I played with the kids, who are very nice. A council for those who want to buy material there and bring it to Nepal: keep your budget and buy in Kathmandu, you can get 10 times more material. To give you an idea, with 12 € we buy 60 kg of potatoes, and with 9 € 44 workbooks.

In addition, I will visit Shed The Light Nepal, a joint iniciative between Australia and Nepal who work for peace, the reconstruction after hearthwater, help children, and empowering women in Nepal. As a Worldcoo Ambassador, I have just visited the NGO Street Child Nepal in order to see what are they doing there, who are they helping and how are they doing it.

  • What has impressed you the most?

The good mood with which people of Nepal carry the difficulties. Although the salary of most of them is very low, there are a lot of people without home because of earthquakes, collapsed buildings, pollution and poverty, they are the most pleasant and friendly people I could ever met. And I could understand a certain resentment towards the tourists, who just go there to do trekking in their mountains. But that doesn’t happen. Children, elderly people, everyone. Despite all the difficulties, they go ahead with many more smiles than most people you see in European cities.

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  • You have visited a school that Street Child built in order that children from immigrant families working in brick factories could have access to education. What has been your impression?

It has been great, and it has been a very interesting and surprising experience. There are a lot of concepts that one doesn’t think about: that there is a season for brick making, winter, avoiding the rainy season because bricks are dried outdoors before going through the oven; That workers are generally from villages outside the Kathmandu valley, and even from India, and that they are attracted by the security of 6 months of work.

The work of Street Child of Nepal, together with Kopila Nepal, is very good and helps on many fronts at the same time: it gives education to the sons and daughters of families who work in the brick factory, but also guarantees they are safe and well cared for, and thanks to all this gives better working conditions to those who work there. They know that their children are close, learning and well cared for.

  • How would you describe people who live there?

It is not easy to live there, in a special cabins between the bricks they are building, with so many animals and very far away from their homes. Despite all of this bad conditions, they are happy, polite and with a permanent smile. They are very optimist, so it makes one wonder what we do wrong in places where there is more wealth to have such high rates of depression and intolerance

  • What do you think that are the most needs that they have right now?

DSC00402 (1)I don’t know how I could start. On the first hand, there is not many work in small villages, so they have to go to the city. Moreover, the best opportunities and education are in the metropolis, so they come here both for them and their children.

Related to the project, there’s a small school with one unique space and two toilets and a fence that closes the playtime space. It’s really good, because the structure and foundations are solid, earthquake-proof, and the idea is to have the basics, and that’s achieved. But there are limitations that requires more funds.

For example, there are a lot of employees who come from India and their children can’t go to school because they can’t do two classes in two different languages: Nepali and Hindi. So they need to build one more space for Indian kids.

In addition, there are many more boys and girls than can be admitted in the classroom, so they could also build another module just to accommodate more children.

Then, at the end of the brick season, families return to their homes and the school closes, basically because of the lack of funds, and the service is provided in the work season because it is when there is more need. With a little more, given that the physical structure and material is a non-recurring expense, the school could be maintained open throughout the year, thus giving fixed work to the teachers, and serving the children of the zone.

In short, more modules like the one they already built, one to accommodate more Nepali children and one to teach in Hindi, as well as more funds that could  help to maitain the shcool open all year, would be very useful for them. 

  • Can you share with us some anecdote?

DSC00412 (1)About the kids: before leaving, the teacher told us to wait there because the kids had something for us. One girl came to me and gave me a drawing that remind me about mandala, with small and lighting stars and with a message inside: “Welcome to Kopila preparatory class”. She gave another drawing to my friend, Duncan Peat, and both of us thanked her with a lot of “dhanyabhadh”, “thank you” in Nepalese. Luckily, I had sweets in my bag and we could gave them some. It was the perfect goodbye for this wonderful visit with a strong message: we can contribute and help them a lot with so little effort. 

Patrick is now a Worldcoo Ambssador and his adventure in Nepal has just begun, so keep tuned!

You can follow him through his LinkedIn. 

Worldcoo Team.

Good news about our internationalization process!

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We start a new collaboration with Italia Tren, the distributor company of Tren Italia, the main leading railway company in Italy.

 

Some months ago, we talked about our main aims for this 2017, such as starting our expanding and internationalization process worldwide.

logo_italiatrenToday we are super happy to share with you that we have recently signed an agreement with “Global SGA Group”, the distributor company of TrenItalia, the leading railway company in Italia.

Through this new deal, from now on, anyone who wants to buy a train ticket to visit the country online, will have the option to donate one solidarity euro.

And to begin with, the company debuts with a project led by the NGO Street Child. In particular, they have the challenge of raising funds to build a basic rural school and training a teacher to facilitate access to education for three years to 200 children in Sierra Leone, where it is estimated that there are currently more than 230,000 children of primary school age without schooling.

As we mentioned, the non-profit organization behind this project is Street Child, whose mission is to promote access to quality education for those children who don’t go to school, many of whom live on the streets, both in urban and rural areas.

If you want, you can follow the donation process through THIS LINK.

Equipo Worldcoo.

 

New deal with Banco Sabadell!

We present you “Actitud Solidaria”, a new campaign that we have launched with Banco Sabadell in order to promote CSR among bank’s customers and employees.

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This week we have signed a new deal with Banco Sabadell to address the need for the bank’s customers and employees to have access to proper tools to help those who need it most. Starting today, anyone interested can collaborate on various social and cooperation projects through different channels. For example, customers may make a donation as part of their normal online banking transactions via the https://bancsabadell.worldcoo.com/ platform. Employees, additionally, will be able to do so when purchasing tickets for corporate events or through several internal initiatives.

In this context, the emergency campaign recently launched to help children affected by hurricane Matthew (Haiti) has already yielded fruit: in less than 24 hours, the Banco Sabadell community has donated nearly €10,000 to work with Unicef  on providing drinking water for the youngest victims.

At the event to announce this alliance, Banco Sabadell President Josep Oliu highlighted, “If there is something that makes us great, it is our attitude. This is why we are so proud to offer our people an easy way to collaborate on charity projects and address the emotional need to make a difference using the new services technology has to offer.” Furthermore, he added, “One of the things we value the most about Worldcoo is that they audit each and every project they collaborate with, which is key to have total transparency as to where the money goes.”

Also present was David Camps, director of Marketing at Vicente Ferrer Foundation, with which the bank will tackle the challenge of providing paediatric care for 1,300 children in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He highlighted, “We are very interested in the Worldcoo concept, especially its ability to persevere.”

Here you have some images from the event presentation (subtitles in Spanish).

Worldcoo Team.

 

5 tips on how to facilitate reconciliation in your business

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Happy workers means happy customers, which, of course, means happy businesses. It is increasingly more evident that the chance to reconcile work with family and personal life makes employers feel more comfortable, work better and ultimately achieve better results.

So, if you have not promoted reconciliation in your business, take note of these five tips! It is simpler than it seems and it will only be beneficial for you and your business.

  1. Allow teleworking. With new technologies, many tasks exist which can be done from home without posing a problem for the business. Take advantage of this! Give freedom to your workers so that they can organize their time in a more efficient way. The office will continue to be a meeting pointing in which they will be able to turn to for work and to be able to meet with their colleagues and clients.
  1. Don’t count the hours, count the outcomes! If at 17:30 one of your employers have finished their tasks for the day, why keep them there until 18:00? More hours does not mean better results: start to count the tasks, the outcomes and forget the hours your employers are sat spent in front of the computer.
  1. Avoid scheduling meetings late in the day. Arranging a meeting for one hour does not mean that the meeting is going to last one hour (sometimes it will last less, sometimes more). Don’t schedule meetings at the end of the day with just the right amount of time needed. It will only make that your team look at the clock and not make them concentrate on the topic in question.
  1. Ban emails out-of-work hours! Objective achieved, time to go home, or go to the gym or wherever members of your team want to go! Their free time has started, so don’t let that anything interferes with that. Enjoying their free time will make them more productive in the office.
  1. Be flexible: listen and understand. This last point, is ultimately, a summary of the previous ones but, at the same time a premise which all managers should keep in mind when it comes taking a decision which affects the team: flexibility, listening and understanding will make the employers feel make respected and valued. Giving workers confidence also means being flexible and understanding. Start with this point!

Worldcoo Team.

Regalador has joined us as a responsible ecommerce!

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regaladorWhen half of the country is on vacation, we don’t stop receiving good news. The last one, is that “Regalador “has joined us as a responsible ecommerce integrating our charity widget in their website.

Do you know them?

“Regalador” in an online shop where you can find a wide range of original and special gift items for every kind of people. They propose you different options in order to making the experience of giving nicer, easier and more fun.  All of this has made that, in this moment, more than 100.000 families had counted on them.

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So, since now, all their users can make their most special gift: they will provide of a school material kit to one kid for the course, which will help them to develop their classes and training activities.  With just 1€ at the end of the  purchase, users hill have the opportunity to contribute to facilitate the access to free and quality education for the students in Honduras, the second poorest country in Latin America, where 1,3 million people are illiterate (15% of the population) and 2 million people live on less than 1,5€ a day. Education is the only means to address poverty effectively.

Thanks to their solidarity collaboration, 100 school kits equipped with a notebook, a pencil and a sharpener, will be distributed among students of ACOES Schools, the only free educational infrastructure in Nueva Capital, the largest marginal zone throughout Tegucigalpa (Honduras).

If you want to follow the project, you can do it through this LINK.

Without any doubt, this will be the greatest gift they have ever done.

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