Mimecast unveils Global Citizenship programme
Initiative aims to build resilience in communities
Mimecast Limited, an email and data security company, has launched its Global Citizenship Programme that aims to support charitable organisations that are building resilience in communities.
According to Mimecast, Global Citizenship formalises the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and encourages all Mimecast employees to actively participate in initiatives that provide security and empowerment opportunities in their surrounding populations and environments.
"Through Global Citizenship, we aim to support health and human services, education, and community non-profits that advance our mission to build resilience in the communities in which we work and live," said Andrea Forsht, Director Employee Engagement, Mimecast.
Mimecast's Global Citizenship is made up of three pillars namely the Mimecast Charitable Fund, Matching Gift Programme and Volunteer Leave.
The Mimecast Charitable Fund, which is a company fund launched in partnership with The Boston Foundation, supports non-profit organisations in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
This initiative furthers a successful pilot programme in South Africa where Mimecast works with Human Doings and iSchool Africa. The scheme is aimed at improving the numeracy skills of students at Emfundisweni Primary School in Johannesburg. The project improves the learning environment through access to iPads and digital education technology.
"Mimecast is committed to the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills and this project is helping to grow these skills from foundation phase," said Forsht.