Economy

Bayer Cares Foundation Supporting Social Initiatives

The global enterprise offers its employees the opportunity to do a voluntary work placement in a developing country

July 08th, 2016
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The programme, sponsored by the Bayer Cares Foundation, allows company employees to use and develop their competencies in developing countries, such as Bolivia.

Bayer is not merely one of the largest companies in the health care and agriculture sectors. It also supports social initiatives working to improve living conditions, voluntary projects with young people, projects honouring young talents, researcher and social entrepreneurship, and projects providing disaster relief.

Tobias Ludwig, an employee of Bayer, had the opportunity to spend three months in South America with the Bayer People Care for Society program. This program, sponsored by the Bayer Cares Foundation, allowed Ludwig to work with Hogar de Niños Santa Cruz, helping to plant a garden for the children’s home.

Immediately following the initial cultural shock, Tobias admitted “Bolivia was a learning experience for me both professionally and personally. By going abroad, I wanted not only to expand my horizons but also manage my own project and improve on my management skills.” In fact, “our problems here seem so trivial to me now compared with the life stories of many of the people I met there”. Once back in Berlin, he felt a different person and realised that helping other people can be a source of great happiness.

References:

Cultural Diplomacy News
Valentina De Gregorio, CD News