Staff at CBE have raised €7,900 for the PROTECT the Children of Kenya charity during a recent fundraising event.
In the lead-up to CBE’s Virtual Annual Convention, a GoFundme page was set up for CBE’s 190 strong workforce to make a donation of their choice. CBE sponsored the prizes so that all proceeds raised would go directly to PROTECT the Children of Kenya. The main prize was a weekend getaway in a choice of 3 fabulous hotels, and the lucky winner was Eoin Hughes, CBE R&D Executive. The second prize of €150 was won by John Hagan, CBE Systems Executive, and the third prize of €100 was won by Michael O’Brien, CBE Systems Executive.
Founded in 2013 by Claremorris native Janet Corbin Hinchion, PROTECT the Children of Kenya aims to relieve poverty in the developing world with a particular focus on the issue of child labour. Based in Kitui, Kenya, the charity works with local NGO’s to prevent children from slave labour and prostitution by providing education and job placement programs for local children to gain realisable life-changing jobs.
PROTECT the Children of Kenya is CBE’s corporate charity partner and the money raised will help free 12 to 16 children from slavery and bring them into the education system changing their lives and the lives of their families in a very positive way forever. The charity also provides continuous support for the children and their families during and after the work placement.