Supporting educational and training initiatives
We believe that education and learning are the key to a sustainable future. Accordingly, we support initiatives worldwide that focus on helping the communities we are active in through education and learning.
In China, Bekaert has built strong relationships with various schools. One initiative includes creating and improving safety awareness of children at the Lianying Primary School. Through games and tips, they learn how to protect themselves from dangerous situations during the summer holiday.
Another initiative in 2015 was to build a play room at the Xiyuan Primary School to improve children’s imaginative capabilities.
In Brazil, Bekaert supports educational projects through various programs. In 2015 many projects focused on physical and mental vitality. Chess workshops and regional tournaments were organized in schools to improve logical thinking capabilities.
Bekaert Corporation (US) continued with the National 4-H Council launched in 2014. 4-H is the largest youth development and empowerment organization in the US, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security. Bekaert herewith expresses its engagement in helping America’s largest youth development organization to create a positive change and a better future for young people.