The Give Back Allies address the moral responsibilities to ensure that social programs actually improve recipients’ lives in a fiscally prudent manner.

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UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, we collaborate with the United Nations Global Compact to transform our world, aiming to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets. We align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

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GREMIAL DE HULEROS

As the governing body of the natural rubber industry in Guatemala, we collaborate with the Gremial de Huleros to improve the living standards of the population in the associated farms. By doing so we are increasing coverage and quality of social services, mainly in the areas of health, education and nutrition so that the inhabitants of the farms have a more prosperous lifestyle.

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LICEO CANADIENSE

As a respectable Guatemalan – Canadian high school, the educational model of Liceo Canadiense is inspired by the latest educational trends worldwide. Those trends include Educational Competency, Cooperative Learning and Student-Centered Classes in which the teacher is merely a mediator who creates, through activities, the environment enabling students to acquire those skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.

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UNIVERSIDAD GALILEO

As a university that is dedicated to human development and increased competitiveness, we collaborate with Universidad Galileo and facilitate the ability for university professors to visit the workplace so that workers can proactively have the opportunity to obtain degrees. The university has been credited with over 25 years of experience in the arena of university level education in Guatemala.

THE QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR IN THE GIVE BACK ALLIES

At VOS, we understand that strong partnerships are keys to success.

Here are some of the qualities we continually seek to identify.

  • SUSTAINABLE:

    Give Back Allies work with communities to address their needs in a way that will enable the community to meet its own needs in the future.

  • INTEGRATION:

    VOS must be integrated into programs that have a positive impact on a child’s health, education and well-being.

  • COMMITMENT:

    Give Back Allies invest significant time and resources in helping communities build for a sustainable future.

    • ECONOMICALLY MINDFUL:

      Give Back Allies are mindful of the local economies in locations where VOS provides education and healthcare initiatives.

    • INFRASTRUCTURE:

      Give Back Allies must have the capacity and established network to carry out the goals of any particular give back initiative.

    • EVOLVING:

      VOS is committed to improving our Give Back efforts by continually evolving therefore we look for strategic allies who can provide feedback as to how we can improve.

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