Barclays delivers reduction throughout the Asia Pacific with newest charity companions
Barclays is working with trusted nonprofits in the Asia Pacific region to help with the £ 100m COVID-19 Community Aid Package
Barclays has announced the latest Asia Pacific charities to support the company through its £ 100m global COVID-19 community aid package.
Throughout the Asia-Pacific region, these partners distribute food and provide shelter and emergency relief to vulnerable communities and low-income families, including the elderly, disabled, pregnant women, children, migrant workers, and people with limited access to government support.
“We support these charities in the countries where we operate in response to the fight against COVID-19. By partnering with these incredible charities, we hope to step up their work effectively and provide help to vulnerable people and families in need of help, ”said Jaideep Khanna, director of Barclays, Asia Pacific.
"I am very proud to be part of an organization that plays an active role in supporting their communities in these challenging times and works with clients and colleagues to help those most affected by the crisis."
Some of Barclays' latest COVID-19 charities in Asia Pacific and their contributions are listed below:
Akshaya Patra, India, offers school children from low-income families lunches to improve school attendance and ensure that children have access to education. Support from Barclays will provide vulnerable groups with access to food, organize ready meals in migrant camps, and distribute dry food and cooked meals across the country.
The Bo Charity Foundation in Hong Kong is committed to protecting the environment and caring for disadvantaged groups. With the support of Barclays, vulnerable groups receive food vouchers that make it easier for them to access food. These vouchers are primarily made available to disadvantaged families who have lost their jobs.
Food Bank Singapore, Singapore, collects excess food from grocery suppliers and distributes it to organizations such as nursing homes, family service centers and soup kitchens. Support from Barclays will help the charity's work to ensure that vulnerable groups, particularly people with disabilities, the elderly and migrant workers, cannot live without food.
Goonj, India, provides disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and community development projects across India. Funding Barclays will support day-to-day operations, migrants and other vulnerable groups who do not have adequate access to social security and basic services.
Habitat for Humanity, Australia and Hong Kong is a charity dedicated to helping people in the world's poorest communities have access to adequate housing. Support from Barclays will help the organization in Australia and Hong Kong to provide vulnerable communities, including the elderly, indigenous people, women and children, with clean, safe and decent living conditions with shelters, food and other basic amenities.
Houkago After School, Japan, offers after-school programs that provide children with a safe and comfortable space at a low cost and help them grow into plump adults. Funding Barclays will help the organization support medical personnel by caring for their children. Supporting children with counseling, basic care and learning tools.
The Magic Bus India Foundation, India, teaches children and young people in India the skills and knowledge they need to get out of poverty. Support from Barclays will help the organization deal with hard-to-reach communities, assist them in accessing food, conduct awareness-raising sessions on COVID-19, and help them diagnose symptoms so that they can receive timely medical help .
At the mother's choice, Hong Kong supports many children without families and pregnant teenagers. Support from Barclays will enable the charity to provide vulnerable youth and their babies with a safe haven for social distance, access to basic amenities and learning facilities.
Plan International, India, is committed to the rights and equality of children and girls. Funding for Barclays will help the organization provide vulnerable families in vulnerable families, including children, pregnant women and teenage girls, with food and hygiene products, and will support awareness-raising initiatives during the crisis.
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