We have had the largest number of applications submitted, the largest number of charities supported and, following our most recent Ipsos Foundation Trustee Board. At this most recent Trustee Board the Trustees were faced with very difficult decisions regarding a large number of very good applications. Having supported many charities throughout this year the Trustee Board decided to support one major flagship project which will start early in 2018. We are delighted, therefore, to be supporting the Solace Education Centre in Kenya. This will be providing classrooms, water, lavatories and teachers that will enable 140 children to receive education for the first time.
We will, of course, be providing updates on this initiative as we move into 2018.
2018 RCA Competitions
There is minimal understanding as well as the use of research in Africa despite the critical importance of market research. The subject has remained a mystery to many as they don’t understand what the discipline is all about and the various processes within it and its application. The Research Clubs of Africa (RCA ) is a program that was initiated by Ipsos Limited in 2007 to build high school students’ capacity to undertake on market research, in recognition of the current low understanding and use of research in Africa, despite its importance. The Main focus of RCA is to demystify market and social research at an early age.