We believe that society, not just shareholders, can benefit from the increased prosperity business growth can bring. And we share the sentiment of the B Corp movement that business can, and should be, a force for good. This ethos is reflected in the projects we support through our corporate social responsibility programme.
AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR COLLECTIVE (AEC)
Gong has an ongoing partnership with the AEC, a collection of business accelerators that support local entrepreneurs to drive job growth across Africa. As well as pro-bono communications support from the UK and Kenya, 6-week secondment opportunities take Gong team members to Africa to help AEC and their entrepreneurs develop communications strategies to achieve scale.
HOLY’S HOME FOR CHILDREN, GHANA
A percentage of Gong’s profit goes towards employee-nominated charities which are elected by the team. Our monthly office lunches also serve as mini fundraising events, where Gongers are encouraged to donate the equivalent of their daily lunch budget to our nominated charity.
We currently support Holy’s Home for Children, a small children’s charity in Ghana, which is constructing an orphanage to provide safe accommodation, nutrition, and emotional and practical support to 30 vulnerable children. The charity’s work is guided by the belief that every child deserves to live in a safe and supportive home where education plays the primary role. We look forward to sharing its progress with you during 2017.
THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST
We also support conservation charity – the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Nairobi which is committed to protecting and preserving Africa’s wilderness and endangered animals for future generations. DSWT rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants (and one giraffe!) and also has an anti-poaching project. To date, we have adopted eight elephants and one giraffe named Kiko.