BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific is actively pursuing plans in a variety of fields which encourage the harmonious development among social, environmental and economic arenas. It recognises its civic responsibility by helping combat social exclusion and promoting education and culture in the countries it operates. Being closely involved in the local community, it strives to build a better future for the coming generations.
In addition to local projects, BNP Paribas is also running these projects across Asia Pacific:
Help2Help is a global programme which aims at providing practical encouragement to BNP Paribas’ staff who dedicate their time and energy on a voluntary basis to help others through social initiatives and charity actions.
Since its launch in 2013, Help2Help has supported 56 projects running across 14 markets in Asia Pacific. The beneficiaries include children, elderly and people with disabilities.
Room to Read
BNP Paribas teamed up with Room to Read to roll out a 2-month fundraising programme in the Asia Pacific region. It aims to support Girls’ Education Programme in India which motivates, educates and empowers young girls by providing the support they need to enroll and remain at school.
BNP Paribas, along with employees throughout Asia Pacific, will contribute a grand total donation of US$149,626 to support Room to Read – Girls’ Education Programme. These funds will support 626 young girls in Delhi of India for a year of secondary school, providing them with an educational foundation and life skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.
Dream Up is a programme that aims at encouraging the integration of socially excluded young people through the practice of arts. This programme is currently running in 26 countries on 5 continents. Through partnership with local charity organisations, it enables 30,000 children and teenagers from underprivileged backgrounds or living with a disability to receive training and guidance in an artistic activity.
In Asia Pacific, there are 7 projects running as part of the Dream Up programme: Artists-in-Residence 2011-2016 (Hong Kong), Mehli Mehta Music Foundation’s Discover Music Programme (India), Little Arts Academy (Singapore) and Aborigines Sustainable Education Programme (Taiwan), Arts in the Dust (Australia), Creative Development Project (China) and Little Drums for Big Smiles (South Korea).