Studyportals’ first core value is: Making our world a little bit better. From the very beginnings of our organisation, we truly believe that quality (international) education can make this world a better place. It has a huge impact on how people interact with each other but also has a positive impact on each individual.
Since 2013 we are taking that core value beyond the impact of our own platform. There are thousands of great initiatives and charities to support, however, we decided to stay close to our roots and support carefully selected, trustworthy organisations in the education field. Between January 2014 – March 2016 Studyportal supported the UNICEF “Schools for Africa” campaign. We are very glad and proud that we were able to fund the construction of a new primary school in Guinea – Bissau. Since 2016 Studyportals supports two other great initiatives:
Supports quality education for children in rural areas of Africa. Stimulating the involvement and self-reliance of the local community by a financial co-investment concept and by working through strong partnerships with education organisations is the goal. Studyportals currently supports 2 schools in Masaka, Uganda.
A special project, initiated by one of our colleagues, Julie Goodfellow. The foundation gives financial support to excellent female Philippine students to complete their university education. By supporting those girls, receiving a good education, the foundation also wants to give an impulse to achieve equal rights for women in society. Finally, it is desired to improve the position of women in the Philippines. Studyportals is very glad to fully support the university education and living costs of 2 great students for the coming 2 years.
We believe that the selected organisations are a great match with the mission of our company: “Empowering the world to choose education.” Therefore every year a part of our profits goes the mentioned projects.
Additionally, it was our wish to involve our users in this cause.
We know that many of our website visitors – mostly international students – would love to contribute to initiatives like the ones stated above. However, being a student often means a limited budget and time to get actively involved into charity. We want to get students involved without investing their own money:
For every new study experience left on the study experience exchange platform STeXX.com, Studyportals will donate on behalf of the reviewers to Knowledge for Children. The ultimate goal is to support 2 schools for an entire year with books, teacher training, new classroom and everything else that is needed most.
Will you join our mission?
We are more than happy if you would like to support our mission. For more information please get in touch with nina(at)studyportals.com