The UPS Foundation
Later the programme was expanded to Brazil and South Africa. The aim was to provide opportunities inherent in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting to a diverse group of girls and young women who otherwise might not be able to access educational and leadership programmes.
Together, UPS and WAGGGS have achieved significant results. This includes growing the number of new members by the tens of thousands in Mexico and Malaysia, providing volunteer trainings and supporting more than 160 new service projects in the focus countries including reforestation, recycling initiatives, bringing Guiding to children’s homes and even looking after a national forestry park in Mexico.
In Mexico, South Africa and Brazil the UPS-WAGGGS programme has enabled the associations to reach out to new members in lower income and previously disadvantaged groups of girls and young women, enabling more girls and women to benefit from Guiding.
|Founded in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its support will clearly impact social issues. The UPS Foundation’s major initiatives currently include programs that support increased global volunteerism, literacy and hunger relief. In 2005, The UPS Foundation donated $43.8 million to charitable organizations worldwide.
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