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About us in Asia Pacific

Charity Partners in Asia

Our network of Corporate Social Responsibility Ambassadors liaises with our local charity partners, which are carefully chosen for their work in the areas of education, welfare and well-being.

In Asia, we are partnering with the following organisations:

Australia

Indigenous Literacy Foundation logo The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity of the Australian Book Industry that aims to raise literacy levels of Aboriginal and Torres Strait children living in remote Australia. Their core focus is to instil a lifelong love of reading from the earliest age and their three programs focus on: book supply – the delivery of free books to more than 250 remote communities across Australia; publishing books with communities (where possible in language); and an early literacy project called Book Buzz which provides quality board books to communities (some in First language).

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works to build strong, ongoing relationships with the local community organisations.

China

Adream logoAdream is a charitable foundation initiated and run by former senior management from financial institutions and listed companies. Adream’s mission is to promote fair education opportunities in China, in particular for children living in remote rural areas.

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Hong Kong

HKRU Community Foundation was established in March 2013 with the aim of providing a separate identifiable vehicle to manage the HKRU's charitable activities. This was done to achieve the dual objectives of promoting the positive influence the HKRU has on the community and encouraging corporate and social responsibility funds to assist in these programmes to allow their continuation and expansion.

Hans Andersen ClubThe Hans Anderson Club - HAC - is a non-governmental organisation that provides practical help and support for the well-being of children and young people in Hong  Kong regardless of race, nationality and religion.
Established in 1963, HAC was named in honour of the renowned Danish story writer Hans Christian Andersen to indicate the club's concern for and focus on children and youth.
In addition to regular services  and after school care programmes, HAC offers children and youth many opportunities to broaden their cultural and social awareness by  developing their understanding of Cantonese opera, singing, dancing,  martial arts, storytelling, and a range of other activities.
HAC is a member agency of the Community Chest and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

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India

Akanksha logoThe Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education, enabling them to maximise their potential and transform their lives. Akanksha works in the field of education, initiating school reform through The School Project, and providing a supplemental education through the Akanksha center.

Since 1997, Aseema Charitable Trust a Mumbai-based non-governmental organization has been working with the vulnerable section of the society – children living in slum communities in Mumbai and remote tribal communities in Igatpuri, Maharashtra.

Aseema’s mission is to equip children from marginalized communities with high quality, value based education enabling development of their limitless potential. In Mumbai, Aseema works in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai(MCGM) to create centres of excellence within the public education system. In addition to academics, the children enjoy a wide range of co-curricular activities, excursions and festival celebrations. Nutritious meals are offered on a daily basis and health camps are organized as required.

Through these and other initiatives, Aseema reaches out to over 4000 children annually.

Fight Hunger Foundation was created in August 2012, and is a not-for profit Indian organisation that promotes community based approaches for the management of acute malnutrition and works towards prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition. It is India’s only foundation exclusively dedicated to child malnutrition.

Severe acute malnutrition, the most serious form of hunger, is deadly if left untreated and threatens millions of lives each year. For young children, the consequences of acute malnutrition are particularly severe and reach far into the future. Fight Hunger Foundation detect, treat and prevent acute malnutrition  in children so they can regain their health and fulfil their potential.

Fight Hunger Foundation’s goal is to reach 3 million children and mothers by 2017.

Muktangan was set up in 2003, in a partnership between Paragon Charitable Trust and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). Muktangan is an innovative model of education located within mainstream Government schools providing quality, child-centred, inclusive English-medium schooling to thousands of underprivileged children in Mumbai. They are truly “Education for the Community, by the Community”, developing teachers from the same neighbourhoods as the students, who then become empowered change agents.

Mission: To evolve sustainable, replicable inclusive models of quality child-centred teacher education and school programmes in partnership with marginalized communities and to advocate them to the larger system.

Sahasra Deepika, which means a thousand lights, is a non-profit foundation that houses and educates underprivileged children in Bangalore, India. Students are encouraged to develop their intellectual, social, and academic potential so that they can feel self-empowered and contribute to the community at large.

Sahasra Deepika provides:

    • A residential home for selected impoverished children
    • Education for each child through high school, and assistance with placement for higher studies
    • Partnerships with local educators, business, and community leaders to provide resources and mentoring
    • Enrichment and outreach programs for children outside its campus.

Sahasra Deepika aspires to give its students a well-rounded education and stable upbringing while instilling the importance of integrity and service, empowering them to productively participate in their communities and shape the future of our world.

The Indian Rugby Football Union is a non-profit organization incorporated under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act. It is the sole Governing Body for the sport of Rugby-Football in India and recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.

The awareness of Rugby as a sport is very low in India. The mission of Indian Rugby Football Union is to spread awareness and increase participation to improve the overall playing standard and competitiveness of Rugby across the country.

 The World Rugby ‘Get Into Rugby’ (GIR) Programme is a global initiative to spread awareness of the sport and increase participation in India. The ‘Get Into Rugby’ (GIR) Programme in India has been introduced across all centres by targeting the youth through schools, colleges and the community.

In partnership with Rugby India, Societe Generale will help nurture talent and fuel interest for Rugby in the country from the grassroots, improving the overall playing standard and competitiveness of the sport. This partnership is part of the “Citizenship Programme” developed by Societe Generale, aiming to support underprivileged communities through education and sports in all countries where it operates.

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Japan

Nadia charity logoNadia’s motto is to bring direct manpower and means to concretely support the people after disaster. They dedicate their work to accelerate the return to normal environment for daily life. Nadia was created following the March 2011 disaster in North-Eastern Japan with the aim of supporting the local community in   recovering from the disaster. Main project activities include volunteering trips to Ishinomaki, kids support project such as Fukushima Kids to Italy, rebuilding of Playground facilities in Tohoku with Playground of Hope and reestablishment of community center / club house facilities in Tohoku, such as the Rikuzentaka project.

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Korea

Buk bu logoBuk Bu was established in 1983 in Korea with diversified charitable aims. Societe Generale mainly aims at supporting the projects that the charity carries out in the field of education.

Buk Bu Community Welfare Center's main activities as of today comprise:

  • Support the elderly living home alone, orphan children and low income groups
  • Free medical treatment (diagnosis & operation) from doctors
  • Job arrangements for the elderly
  • Day-care programs for disabled children
  • Educational support to children from low income families
  • Provide education to senior citizens and improve Korean literacy, English, computers and cultural activities
  • Support low income foreign females married to Korean men and help them assimilate into the Korean community

ChildFund Korea builds a bright future by promoting the well-being of children.

ChildFund Korea’s approach focuses on supporting child survival, protection, development, and advocacy for their rights. ChildFund Korea is an organization dedicated to providing a distinctive and standard welfare service to every sector regarding children.

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Mongolia

Tsolmon Ireedui Foundation is a charity created to help children in Mongolia, with a specific emphasis on children of very poor families living in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city. TIF is an independent, non-profit organization with no attachment to any religion.

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Singapore

Beyond Social Services("BSS") was selected on 15 April 2015 as the locally sponsored charity for Societe Generale Singapore for 2015/2016. BSS is a charity which guides children and youths from less privileged backgrounds and steers them away from delinquency and other poverty related problems.

BSS works at supporting neighbourhoods to be caring communities which provide guidance, care, protection and resources to keep young people in school and out of trouble. Societe Generale Singapore staff has partnered with BSS on a number of activities, including:

  • Fund raising food & fun fair with staff and family
  • Cycles for Community to repair bicycles for the children
  • LIFE Program where children are tutored in their studies and learn though sports
  • Rugby clinic with the children
  • Kayaking event with the children

Societe Generale Singapore supportsh Passerelles Numeriques in Danang, Vietnam. PN is a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds obtain an education and qualified employment in the Information Technology sector.

Established in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam, PN currently trains 545 students and hopes to train 750 over the next 3 years. It employs 75 people based in those countries and also has a small team in France. Soceiete Generale Singapore has partnered with PN in the following initiatives:

  • Cloud services evaluation and strategy
  • Guidance on setting up a computer lab room
  • Evaluation and assistance in establishing an IT security policy
  • Financial literacy education for students, which includes topics such as personal budget management and banking ecosystems
  • Professional Life Training Course for students to help them prepare resumes and for job interviews
  • Fund raising and donating books to establish a library
  • Improve their English through learning in the English Club

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Taiwan

TFCF LogoTaiwan Fund for Children & Families - TFCF - is a non-governmental organisation that dedicates itself to  supporting needy children and their families with welfare and benefits.
TFCF  is an independent organisation whose mission and vision remains on the  consideration of needy children's benefits.TFCF is helping children in  dire need not only within Taiwan but also in 34 other countries  worldwide.