EFG International draws strength from the principles and values that have underpinned its development since the founding of the business in 1995. These are described in a summary document and in a code of conduct, available in English, French, German and Spanish, which can be downloaded opposite.
EFG International is proud to support Right To Play, an international humanitarian and development organisation that improves the lives of children in some of the poorest countries in the world. Right To Play uses sport and play-based programmes to build essential skills among children in communities affected by war, poverty and disease.
Thanks to donations from its employees, EFG is able to give targeted support to specific projects and, in recent years, it has supported a project helping displaced refugees from Burma/Myanmar. The Thailand Burmese Refugee Programme is active in seven of the nine refugee camps on the border, and serves over 90 refugee schools. Since EFG started supporting the programme, the number of refugee children benefiting from the project has doubled to some 60,000.
Play-based learning activities take place twice a week in nursery and primary schools, and there are regular Play Days, sport tournaments and other special events. During 2013, for example, Peace and Unity Events were held in all the camps and various sports activities were held to commemorate World Refugee Day.
Right To Play has a vision to create a healthier and safer world for children through the power of sport and play. Its example continues to motivate us all.
“We are thrilled to be working alongside EFG and its key staff to help more children and young people realize their right to play and chance for a brighter future. It is because of the support of people like you that we are able to do the work we do around the world.”
Johann Olav Koss, President and CEO Right To Play International
EFG International supports Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organisation that uses the transformative power of play – playing sports, playing games – to educate and empower children facing adversity.
For more information on Right To Play, visit: www.RightToPlay.com