CBRE and clients raise CZK 630,000 at Olympic Games
Thanks to the financial support of clients and employees, CBRE will help to provide girls in Sierra Leone with an education
Forty participants met in Petřín Gardens on 8 September to take part in the second annual CBRE Olympic Games. The amount generated from the registration fees soared to more than CZK 70,000, which the UK government multiplies by 9 to reach the grand total of CZK 630,000, will be dedicated to the charity project by Plan International to support the education of children, particularly girls in Sierra Leone. CBRE participates in the project within the EMEA region with the goal of improving the opportunities and the quality of life for children in African countries.
Sierra Leone was already a difficult place for children to access an education, and unfortunately the onset of Ebola made the situation even worse, with the country facing the worst public health crisis in a generation. The children in Sierra Leone now need help more than ever, and I am proud that our colleagues and business partners have decided to help this good cause through the CBRE Olympic Games. Tackling child poverty is key to realising the potential of millions of children growing up in Africa today. We are proud to be involved in such an important programme.
CBRE has committed itself to raising a minimum of EUR 850,000 (CZK 23,460,000) by means of contributions of its companies and employees. The amount raised will be used for education opportunity grants, refurbishing school buildings, training teachers and assistants and improving the quality of education at 780 schools in five districts in Sierra Leone. In cooperation with EMEA, CBRE Czech Republic took part in this charity effort on 8 September and supported the project by preparing an active afternoon full of Olympic sports activities for CBRE’s business partners and employees.
A big thanks goes to the companies that participated in the Olympic Games; Palmer Capital, PointPark Properties (P3), CBRE Global Investors, Floweast, CTP and HB Reavis.
The partnership with the humanitarian organization Plan International was concluded this in March 2014, and will last three years. CBRE has so far succeeded in raising 50% of their 3-year goal of 850,000 EUR to support the project by Plan International, within the EMEA region.
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