Quality Education

Barclay's LifeSkills looks to prepare young people for working life

Banks have been seeking various ways to rebuild consumer trust and restore their reputations. British bank Barclays has targeted the younger generation with its LifeSkills campaign.

Connect to Learn enables education in Africa

Receiving access to a good education can be a real struggle if you’re growing up poor in places such as Uganda, Brazil and Kenya.

Dr. Pepper calls on the crowd to help fund college kids

Dr Pepper has been holding tuition giveaways since 2008, awarding more than $6m to students to help them achieve their goals. This year, the drinks brand is offering $1 million in support by asking entrants to upload a profile to the Dr Pepper Tuition site outlining their personal life goal.

GE turns to emojis for cool science

Attempts to make science fun are nothing new. GE has given us #6secondscience which featured short experiments on Vine and #Springbreakit, which demonstrated the power of its next generation of “super materials”.

Girls Who Code say Hire Me!

Girls Who Code is a nationwide program that aims to close the gender gap in tech. It aims to inspire girls to pursue computer science by exposing them to real life and on screen role models. In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women, but today that number is just 18%.

Henkel challenges graduates to innovate

The Henkel Innovation Challenge is a student competition, mobilized through Facebook, that aimed to spark new ways of tackling sustainability at Henkel (and boost graduate recruitment at the same time). Contestants got to work with Henkel managers to fine-tune their ideas and then the winner got to pitch Henkel’s CEO.

How Aviva connected to community with Street to School

Aviva’s five-year Street to School program came to an end in December 2014, and produced some impressive numbers.

IBM takes smart city analytics into the classroom

IBM’s data modelling program for schools is a tool that provides teachers with an improved scope of their students’ capabilities, allowing them to provide a more tailored education that tackles a pupil’s learning difficulties.

Intel's promotes education for all with Girl Rising

Intel has made education and human rights for young women a key part of its greater social responsibility. After all, as a company that enables knowledge, power and communication through technology, it realizes its responsibility to help everyone have equal opportunities (not to mention the business opportunity). 

Kenco hopes coffee can save kids from gang violence

San Pedro Sula is reputedly the most dangerous city in the world. For many young Hondurans there and across the country, gangs are a way of life - often seen as the only way to survive in a society that offers little prospects of making a living legitimately.