Gensuite began collaborating with buildOn to drive our shared passion of advancing education opportunities for underserved youth. Globally, buildOn builds schools with villages that lack inadequate classrooms – where students learn in huts, are taught under trees, walk miles to a neighboring village for education, or don’t go to school at all.
Our employees and organization raised over $30,000 to build a school in Malawi, Africa. Team members Jess and Yanshie traveled to help build the school in the community of Dwankhwali. They stayed with a host family and learned about their challenges with education access and challenging learning environments. They experienced firsthand the importance of collaboration, in an impoverished country with minimal resources, as the entire community helped build the school.
Listen to Jess & Yanshie recap what they learned on their trip.
Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. We empower urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries on the planet.
In Guatemala, there are over 500,000 children orphaned because many families lack financial support, safe work, or childcare services to provide adequate care for their children. This leaves 50 percent of children under the age of five chronically malnourished and basic needs unmet. Infinite Chance provides uniforms, school supplies, and helps with tuition costs to keep children in school through sixth grade. Their programs also extend supplemental education and vocational training opportunities to youth.
Building self-worth, educational opportunities, and smiles.
When Gensuite learned about the education deficit in Guatemala, our team stepped up to provide children with additional opportunity to thrive. Hogar Miguel Magone is a children’s home in the outskirts of Guatemala City for over 80 children – ages 3 to 16. Gensuite donated computers and accessories for the new Technology Center in the Hogar community to support the educational needs of these youth. Through the Project Beyond initiative, Gensuite is sponsoring four teenage boys and sending them to trade school.
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Infinite Chance is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing infinite chances to Guatemalan children, through education. By means of our many ongoing projects and future plans, we are able to provide long-term opportunities for children to escape poverty.
At Gensuite, it is our purpose to provide companies with the most effective way to manage Environmental, Health & Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) – to help protect people and our planet into the future. We are constantly evolving our software, from integrating smartphone technology, artificial intelligence, IoT, and virtual & augmented reality to expand safeguarding capabilities even further.
In 2017, Gensuite worked with the University of Cincinnati to establish The Gensuite LLC Scholarship Fund – the first scholarship for the Environmental Studies program. The purpose of this scholarship is to foster leadership in EHS by rewarding innovative thinking in developing solutions to some of the today’s toughest environmental problems.
Nearly half of all children in Cincinnati live in poverty. For many children living in poverty, learning and supervision stops once the school day ends; unsupervised time means no tutoring or social support to nurture self-efficacy. When Gensuite learned of the youth mentorship program through Adopt A Class (AAC), our team jumped in. Preparing young people for their future goes beyond the classroom, focusing on job readiness, exposure to a variety of career paths, and a team of positive role models. AAC programs connect Gensuite employees as mentors to students in schools with high poverty rates.
Founded in 2003, Adopt A Class (AAC) is a non-profit organization with a vision of a Greater Cincinnati where all students have access to caring adults who expose them to a breadth of life and career experiences so they can unleash their full potential.