Change A Life - Our global community giving program
Globally, Computershare is dedicated to supporting initiatives that help alleviate poverty through education and sustainable development. Our community giving program, Change A Life, has been operating since 2005. So far, we’ve:
From FY22 forward, Change A Life will have a broadened scope. Our mission will now also promote Diversity and Inclusion by supporting charitable bodies that work to increase opportunities for women and other people who face prejudice or other barriers to success.
Our first D&I partner is Black Girls Code, an organisation that teaches technology and computer programming skills to girls from underrepresented communities. They will receive 25% of annual Change A Life donations during our partnership. We hope to support their mission not only with funding but also with direct support in the form of mentoring, training and internships.
Our current projects
World Youth InternationalRead more
On September 14, 1999, WYI opened Nepal’s first primary and secondary school, in Gokarna, approximately one hour’s drive from Kathmandu, with a small group of 24 students. Over 20 years later, more than 550 students attend the school. It has been recognised as one of Nepal’s leading learning institutions.
Come-Share education programmeRead more
Come-Share, our educational support project in Sri Lanka, assists students from low-income families to complete high school and undertake other post-secondary education and training. By developing greater literacy and technical skills, beneficiaries gain much better employment prospects.
We have invested in these causes
Supporting local charities
Since 2017, Change A Life has partnered with a range of charitable organisations local to our offices. These provide practical support to people in need, often with a focus on caring for vulnerable children, and were chosen by employees in each region. We revoted these charities in 2021 and going forward, our financial support for local charities will increase from 20% to 25% of donations made and matched.
In past years, as well as providing financial support, our employees have also provided practical assistance through volunteering. Due to Covid, such in-person help has been curtailed, but we hope to see this become an important part of our community activities once again in the year ahead.
Our local charities are:
Changing Young Lives Foundation
Auckland City Mission
Kids Under Cover
The Starlight Children’s Foundation
Food Banks Canada
Save the Children
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