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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

‘Your World First’ is our personal promise to understand the needs, motivations, ambitions and context of everyone we work with, both clients and colleagues. It includes being a responsible corporate citizen and connecting to the wider world. By leveraging our talent, geographic reach and resources, we strive to make a positive impact on the world by supporting those who are working on solving social and economic challenges.

ROOM TO READ: PROMOTING LITERACY AND EDUCATION EQUALITY

According to data from UNESCO, 89% of all illiterate adults live in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Worldwide, 63% of the adult illiterate population are women. Children’s literacy and girls’ education are key to positively transforming lives and ensuring that they can reach their full potential as adults.

CMS is partnering with Room to Read, a global charity organisation that promotes and enables education through programmes focused in literacy and gender equality in education. Like Room to Read, CMS believes that quality of life, health and economic opportunity all depend on education, of which literacy forms a key part.

Room to Read has benefited ten million children across 18,000 communities in Asia and Africa,and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. CMS plans – through donations, active support and raising awareness – to help Room to Read achieve this goal.

The charity works in collaboration with local communities, partner organisations and governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children.
In addition, it motivates and supports girls to complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.

“Room to Read is firmly committed to our partnerships with inspired corporations that support global education,” said Erin Ganju, Room to Read’s CEO and co-founder. “CMS’s investment in the next generation of leaders ensures that thousands of children are given the opportunity to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.”

CMS’s investment in the next generation of leaders ensures that thousands of children are given the opportunity to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.
Erin Ganju, Room to Read’s CEO and co-founder

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