ETS Global Supports Efforts to 'Take War Out of a Child'
Social Responsibility Mission
ETS Global B.V. announced its plans to provide a financial contribution to War Child, an international organisation dedicated to helping children affected by war.
The donation will go to a programme in Sierra Leone that addresses the psychosocial needs of children by helping to rebuild peaceful, child-friendly communities through a variety of creative, educational, recreational and cultural activities.
Who is War Child?
War Child's overall objectives are to enhance the general health of children and young people in post-conflict areas and to contribute to building peaceful societies.
No child should ever be part of wars. Children have the right to grow up in peace, free from fear and violence. To develop their full potential and become the person they want to be.
The organisation implements, either directly or together with (local) partners, programmes that protect and empower children and young people. Creative, community-based interventions and conflict-transformation programs are at the core of War Child's efforts.
ETS Global B.V. and War Child
"We are very proud to be a part of this initiative," expresses Gerben van Lent, ETS Global B.V. Executive Director of Governance, Market Support and Knowledge Management. "Supporting and contributing to this incredible altruistic labour also makes us improve as an organisation and adds enthusiasm and passion to our corporate social responsibility mission."
Isatu, a participant of a War Child programme who grew up in Sierra Leone during the war, shared her experiences. Together with other young parents, she cultivates and sells cassava, a major staple food in Sierra Leone that provides a basic diet. With what she gains from the harvest, she can pay for her children's tuition. "I have a new purpose in my life," she says, "and the opportunity to build a better future for myself and my family."
War Child’s missions
According to War Child, children are seen as survivors and not as victims. The organisation always takes a positive approach towards children and young people affected by armed conflict by focusing on their strengths. Many children have the ability and skills to shape their lives and to cope with adversity, even when they have experienced armed conflict or life-threatening incidents. They need support, though. And through War Child, ETS Global B.V. is offering it.
“We are proud of our business friendship with ETS Global B.V. Not only does this friendship provide us with more funds to reach out to more children, but it provides ETS Global B.V. and War Child with an opportunity to explore how we can add more value to each other: War Child is convinced that everyone and every business can play a role!” says Hendrik van Gent, Director of War Child.