In 2016, the Ipsos Foundation, working beside the Market Research Education Foundation, provided classroom technology for students, many of whom are orphans.
In 2017, the Ipsos Foundation and Michael Spedding, CEO, Ipsos Healthcare, began working together on a new initiative: to enable Ipsos Healthcare to support the Foundation’s work whilst also providing an enriching experience for our researchers.
Our Ipsos Healthcare Global Leadership Team came together in true “Proud to be Ipsos” spirit. First, investigating The Joseph School needs, and then, creating the volunteering possibilities. We wanted to go to Haiti, help feed & transport children to the school, paint classrooms, lead educational seminars for parents, helping to operationalise a new health facility, and more.
Together with the Ipsos Foundation, Ipsos Healthcare Global Leadership Team invited staff at any level from North America and UK Custom and Syndicated Healthcare teams to submit volunteer applications. The response? Over 20 candidates submitted inspirational applications detailing why they wanted to volunteer and their unique ideas for raising funds.
Now, on Jan 18-21 2018, our four Ipsos representatives will accompany the Market Research Education Foundation to Haiti, and The Joseph School. Congratulations to the team, along with our Ipsos Foundation Representative, Susan Waltman.
Given the success of this pilot, the team will work to make this initiative sustainable by expanding to employees across Ipsos Healthcare network and beyond. This could help establish Ipsos Foundation Volunteering Programmes going forward.