Please find below a selection of our ManuCare initiatives throughout 2021.

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Providing Quality Education to Children in Trinidad and Tobago

With the aim of improving access to education, Manuchar Trinidad sponsored, sourced, and distributed school stationery to over 200 underprivileged children from areas in and around Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, they supplied stationery to the Rashadi Foundation which holds remedial classes and after-school lessons for children from low-income families. Our colleagues also reached out to the Global Network for Single Mothers and provided grocery hampers to single mothers prior to the start of the new school semester.

Helping a Local School for the Visually Impaired in Vietnam

Our colleagues in Phu My donated 8 Smart TVs for classrooms and supported the construction of restrooms and playgrounds in Huu Nghi, a school destined for visually impaired children.

Supporting a Local Elementary School in Argentina

Near our operational site in Ibicuy, Argentina we will support elementary school “Gabriela Mistral” which is not only a place where children from this underprivileged area can come to learn, but also to find a heated shelter and food while their parents are at work. Together with the school we will build a vegetable garden with greenhouse, provide them with the necessary gardening tools and freezers so the children can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables the whole year through.

Providing School Materials in Turkey

Our colleagues in Turkey supported the Ishakli primary school, in the neighborhood of their office. This local school also has a class for preschool students and a private class for disabled students. Manuchar Turkey also delivered laptops, a printer, tables, chairs, and a blackboard. By providing these types of opportunities we hope to significantly reduce the proportion of young people and adults who are unemployed or receiving minimum education. It’s through the commitment of our employees, that we can make a difference.

Building a Day Care Center in Ivory Coast

Our colleagues in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, built an equipped recreational space and rehabilitated, and equipped the kindergarten classrooms and the canteen of the Angokun Kpangbassou public school. These actions were carried out to motivate parents to send their children to school at a young age in an area with a very low literacy rate.

Supporting Three Local Initiatives in Philippines

Manuchar Philippines (in association with Manila Water Foundation) donated refrigerated drinking fountains, sanitary kits, and hand washing awareness material to three local schools in Taguig, Laguna, and Batangas. They also donated used laptops, tablets, and mobile phones to support hybrid learning for our employees’ children and offered sponsorship for vocational short courses for out-of-school children or siblings of our employees

Supporting LIV2Educate in South Africa

Manuchar South Africa also continued its support to the LIV Village, near our operational site in Durban. LIV Village is a unique concept as it’s not just a foster home, it’s a village where extensive support and education is given to children whose parents are no longer able to take care of them.

Assisting with Tuition Classes for Slum Children in India

In India, Manuchar provided tuition classes for almost 100 school children from the Ganpat Patil slums, from Grade 1 to Grade 10, thanks to a partnership with Divine Foundation. They also sponsored the teachers’ salaries along with books and stationery needed for the children’s education.

Guatemalan Colleagues Support Local School with Complete Renovation

Our Guatemalan colleagues supported the Caserio Los Lotes pre-primary and primary school near our warehouse in Puerto Quetzal with the complete repair of the electrical power system, a mechanical well for drinking water supply, complete painting of the school’s interior and exterior, construction of an office for the director’s office and donated computers, blackboards, desks, and kitchen utensils.

Arturo Inocentis School Fortified with Improved Facilities and Resources

Following on from their ManuCare 2021 project, our colleagues in Honduras continued to support the Arturo Inocentis School near our operations in Puerto Cortés. They built a cafeteria, donated new blackboards, desks, chairs, and bookshelves for every classroom, and made the perimeter wall of the school 60 centimeters higher – all this to provide a safe, creative space for children to learn.

Manuchar Brazil Launches Florescendo Program to Support Local Youth Education

Manuchar Brazil implemented its Florescendo program, which covered the costs related to high school, college, or technical courses for teenagers. This educational program reached both children from their apprentice program, as well as children from the colleagues of Manuchar Brazil. In total, they supported 28 teenagers until the completion of their education or course.

Manuchar Colombia Supports Education with Library Project in La Dolores Palmira

Manuchar Colombia organized a “Donate a book” campaign in December 2022 inviting people to donate books to later hand them to the library they’ve been building in the la Dolores Palmira community where 35 children attend.

Manuchar Algeria Supports Kafil El Yatim's Mission to Help Orphans with Schooling

Manuchar Algeria financially supported the Kafil El Yatim organization which provides help to orphans through their schooling.

Manuchar Hosts a Fun Evening for Ukrainian Refugees

We sympathize with the people who have been forced to leave their homes because of the current still ongoing war in Ukraine. In March 2022, more than 40 Ukrainian refugees, including many children, were welcomed to the Kapucijnen monastery near our headquarters. We provided them with a food budget for several months.

In order to spread some cheer, Manuchar staff members volunteered their time to give these youngsters and their parents an unforgettable experience with games, an inflatable castle, magic tricks, and Belgian fries.

Cleaning Supplies for Local Organizations in Mexico

Throughout 2022, our colleagues of Manuchar Mexico donated cleaning articles to several organizations. These included the Casa Don Bosco orphanage in San Luis Potosí, the Casa Hogar assistance center for mentally ill adults and indigents in Altamira, and the kindergarten Ordinaria Infantil 001 in Gómez Palacio. Furthermore, they supported the nursing house “Asilo de Ancianos Desamparados” by donating drinking water, cooking oil, and medicines in Ciudad Juárez.

Spreading Cheer: Manuchar Peru's Charitable Initiatives During Christmas 2022

During Christmas 2022 they shared smiles with the Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas, an organization in charge of providing shelter to 240 children, teens, adults, and seniors. Collaborators from all Manuchar offices in Peru made donations of food, clothing, diapers, and supplementary milk, among others to achieve the goal of helping more people.

Read ourWe Care Report 2022

We Care report 2022