Think Global is working with international law firm Hogan Lovells to support their new global Citizenship partnership with Barefoot College, a global not for profit social enterprise, based out of India which works to support rural women in the developing world rise out of poverty.
The firm’s Citizenship commitment spans Pro Bono, Community Investment, Matched Giving, Diversity and Sustainability and they have hundreds of projects in more than 40 offices which allow their people to work with organisations and individuals outside the firm to make a lasting impact.
As part of the Community Investment element of the Barefoot College partnership, we have supported Hogan Lovells to develop an educational programme which introduces pupils aged 9-11 and 14-18 to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the global issues they seek to address, along with examples of STEM innovations which offer solutions to these problems. The programme invites discussion amongst the students and encourages them to be active global citizens. The materials link to key stages across multiple subjects in the English school curriculum but can easily be adopted for use in each country in which Hogan Lovells works.
In addition, Think Global is working with Hogan Lovells to develop a staff training programme to help their staff to better understand the SDGs and the role business has to play in achieving the goals.