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Earlier this year, 100 leaders from Pontoon and Adecco Group gathered for an interactive three-day session to discuss our long-term ambitions and key priorities for the year ahead. The setting was Mexico City, an expansive metropolis rich in culture, cuisine, and people.
We collaborated to solve challenges, shared insights, and co-designed our roadmap for the next 12 months. While visiting Mexico City, our leaders had a mission to give back to the local community and make an impact on members of the next generation.
With International Women’s Day in mind, we partnered with three local charities focused on supporting the growth and advancement of disadvantaged girls and teens. Our team spent time packing backpacks with clothing essentials, educational workbooks, toys, and games. To each backpack, we added handwritten notes with words of encouragement and affirmations for the girls to read and remember. Under the theme of our event, Build Together, we proudly refer to this effort as Build for Good.
As part of the Adecco Group, Pontoon is on a mission to make the future work for everyone. From working with local charities in the places we visit to building a better future for generations to come, we all have a responsibility to make a difference. Every year we help more than 3.5 million people find employment opportunities and support more than 100,000 organisations across 60 countries with their recruitment and workforce solutions.
More information about the charities we supported:
International Women’s Club of Mexico City is a social club and philanthropic organisation established to improve the lives of English speakers in Mexico City. The IWC is a group for ex-pats and residents, men and women, singles and families, who are interested in meeting new people, participating in enriching activities, and helping their communities through service and donations. Learn more about IWC: https://iwcmexicocity.org/Charities
Hogar Las Nieves is a children’s home for girls who live at risk of being homeless. These girls have experienced abuse in their lives. The home is operated by nuns and the shelter strives to create a stable family-style environment for the girls. The girls (aged 4 to 18) reside at the home from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon. The shelter provides counseling for the girls and their families to promote healing.
Albergue Inés María is a children’s shelter for girls from single-parent families with limited economic resources. Many of these girls often face abandonment and loneliness. Albergue Inés María is supported by the IWC by holding birthday and holiday celebrations, offering tutoring services, paying utility bills, and delivering food and essential supplies. Some IWC members personally sponsor individual girls through monthly payments.
El Pozo de Vida is a safe house and transitional home that provides a haven for girls rescued from human trafficking. Find out more at elpozodevida.org.mx/inicio.