Through Free to Grow we are helping children to a childhood free of violence, abuse and exploitation.
Our collaboration with UNICEF began in 2008 – working together to provide more children with clean water. Now, we continue our collaboration through the project Free to Grow. Together with UNICEF, we want to give children who are victims of violence, abuse and sexual exploitation a safer everyday life.
One of the UN Millennium Goals is to make sure children have a safe childhood, a goal we support. Through Free to Grow we make life a little easier for children.
According to UNICEF, 132 million children are engaged in child labour, annually 1.2 million children are subjected to trafficking and millions of children have their childhoods destroyed as child soldiers or street children. This is the backdrop to our latest project. Free to Grow is all about giving children a childhood free of violence, abuse and exploitation. Nordic Choice staff has voted yes to engaging in this initiative.
UNICEF helps children and young people in 150 countries to a better life. We believe in the values UNICEF upholds. The results we have achieved together show that we have chosen the right partner.
Water for Life
Between 2008 and 2010, we cooperated successfully with UNICEF. Through the project Water for Life, we contributed to water projects in poor countries. At the same time, our staff improved their physical shape. All staff could register their physical activity, and thereby contribute to strengthening our contribution to the project. The fact that the entire group of companies participated was central to this important effort.
This is what we have achieved through Water for Life
- Eight elementary schools got new wells with hand pumps and new latrines for boys and girls
- Increased knowledge about clean water, hand hygiene and sanitary conditions at schools and in local village communities
- 75 schools got their own toilets for boys and girls
- 7,000 families got proper toilet facilities
- Children learned about water, sanitary and hygiene conditions in schools, at home and in their local community
- Improved sanitary conditions and increased knowledge about personal hygiene among 15,000 pupils at 75 schools, as well as 40,000 people in the local community surrounding the schools.
- Built water, sanitary and hygiene facilities for 1,680 school children in two districts
- 40 teachers completed training
- Built water posts and organic latrines
- Trained pupils at 14 schools in hand hygiene