Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 | Cushman & Wakefield
ADVANCING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Helping People with Disabilities For the past three years, Cushman & Wakefield in India has been associated with the Latika Roy Foundation (LRF) , an Indian not-for-profit that provides specialized services to children and adults with disabilities. Through the LRF’s Gubbara Program and its Resource Center, we have helped over 7,000 children by enabling assessments and diagnoses for children with developmental delays, training for parents to support their children, advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities, community awareness, and support for individuals in accessing government certifications and benefits. Opening Doors through Literacy across APAC On International Women’s Day, our teams in APAC contributed to improving gender disparities in education and literacy by donating books to children in multiple countries across the region. For example, we supported The Asia Foundation in their Books for Asia campaign, which puts books and digital content into the hands of students, educators and leaders to increase their access to valuable information. Additionally, our colleagues in India collected funds to donate more than 400 new books to Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES) , an organization that provides free education, job opportunities, healthcare and livelihood enhancement for girls and women to enable them to break out of poverty.
Helping Students and Teachers Connect During COVID-19 While many schools in the U.S. closed in response to COVID-19, teachers adapted to using video conferencing software to conduct classes and remain in contact with their students. One of our C&W Services teams supporting a large public school in Connecticut helped teachers by working overtime in the school’s copy center to put together distance learning packets for students. Within weeks of the school temporarily closing, the team printed and mailed more than 5,000 packets.
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