A year of giving – supporting Africa
This post was written by Alicia Beilings, head of marketing for Thomson Reuters in Africa
Thomson Reuters has made a contribution on behalf of all of our customers and partners to the Books For Africa Foundation. Through this donation, approximately 4,000 books will be purchased and distributed to African children who are eager to learn.
Books For Africa speaks to Thomson Reuters business objectives, in particular the desire to build knowledge economies. By collecting and distributing books to students across Africa, Books For Africa is empowering individuals through education, helping them create bright futures for the next generation of African leaders.
Thomson Reuters commitment to the communities in which we work goes beyond an annual event, and in that spirit, it has also given support to a number of African organizations throughout the year, including:
- Kid’s Haven, a home for abused and abandoned children
- MARA Primary School
- Door of Hope
- Action for Blind and Disabled Children
- Banakekeleni Aids Orphanage
- United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa
Thanks to the incredible work of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the company has:
- Completed 75 pro bono projects
- Secured 55 law firms supporting pro bono work across Africa
- Trained 15 journalists
- Launched a 3-year program called the Wealth of Nations to assist media in Africa (and the Middle East) in the reporting of financial and extractives issues that are central to development.