Discover (a selection) of our ManuCare initiatives:

2023 2022 2021

Powering Progress with Solar Savings - Thailand

Our efforts in Thailand have resulted in significant accomplishments at Lad Num Kwa School. By implementing solar power solutions, we have effectively reduced the school’s electricity expenses by 58% compared to the past 5 months period. We have also enhanced the students’ wellbeing by introducing a new water purification system. These successful installations were completed in September.

Powering Progress with Solar Savings - Thailand

Providing shelter and support to homeless children - India

Manuchar India partnered with the NGO Jeevan Samvardhan, an organization dedicated to providing shelter and support to homeless children, with the objective of integrating them into society and restoring their faith in the community. Through this partnership, we funded the construction of 1 dormitory and 5 rooms for boys at a new property owned by Jeevan Samvardhan in Badlapur, located a short distance from our office

Adopting a School and Creating Change - South Africa

We will adopt Christopher Nxumalo Primary School, a co-educational institution that currently serves 465 students despite facing various challenges. Through our “adoption,” we will address several of the school’s essential needs, including: enhancing its infrastructure, installing a water tank to ensure a reliable supply of clean water and building a sports ground. These projects will improve the health and well-being of the students, as well as their learning environment.

Empowering Disabled Students Through School Renovation - Indonesia

In June, we were welcomed to SLB BC Nur Abadi School by students with disabilities performing traditional dances. We recently completely renovated the school’s infrastructure, including restrooms, study areas, and computer facilities, before the start of the new school year. This project has had a positive impact on the education opportunities for disabled children

Lighting Up Futures - Ecuador

We acquired 17 projectors for the Guardiana de los Saberes Luz y Vida School in Ecuador, benefiting 860 students by enabling presentations, documentaries, and enhancing teaching methods. During our visit to the campus, we collaborated with the principal, teachers, and students to foster a spirit of collaboration. Additionally, we conducted noise tests to determine the optimal placement of the projectors.

Building Skills Through Chess - Nigeria

In collaboration with Chess in Slum Africa (CISA), we will host a chess tournament for 70 children in Oregun, Nigeria. The top 6 participants will receive a 1-year scholarship. We will also provide a 3-month chess training program to the youth of Oregun, where children will gain valuable skills in math, soft skills, reading, and more.

Refreshing Education with a Sustainable Splash - The Philippines 

In partnership with Manila Water Foundation, we have once again donated Refrigerated Drinking Fountains to 3 schools, dispensing clean and cold water to students and staff. This initiative aligns with our goal of promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging students to use reusable water containers instead of single-use plastic bottles. Additionally, our team engaged in a two-hour hygiene session, instructing children on proper tooth brushing techniques and effective handwashing practices. 

Refreshing Education with a Sustainable Splash - The Philippines 

Improving Wenhe School’s Environment - China 

In the remote mountainous region of Anhua, China our Manuchar colleagues have extended their support to Wenhe School by replacing coal stoves with electric alternatives. This initiative was undertaken in recognition of the adverse environmental impact of coal stoves and to enhance the school’s services and environmental cleanliness, promoting a healthier and more sustainable learning environment. 

Improving Wenhe School’s Environment - China 

Committing to Community Assistance - Mexico

Casa Don Bosco is an institution dedicated to aiding underprivileged and socially vulnerable youth by offering shelter, food, clothing, and education. With the support of their Director we conducted a presentation to reaffirm our commitment as a socially responsible company to continue with our mission of assisting and contributing to society. In addition, we donated cleaning kits as part of our outreach efforts.

Mexico - Committing to Community Assistance

Rehabilitating and protecting girls - Vietnam

Manuchar Vietnam supported Little Rose Warm Shelter, founded in 1992 with the intention of rehabilitating and protecting girls aged 12-18 who were at risk of or who had been victims of abuse. In response to funding difficulties, the shelter created the Little Rose Bakery, where the girls make and sell baked goods to support the shelter. Our support included donating a commercial oven and a commercial stand mixer, contributing significantly to their efforts towards self-sufficiency.

Helping students in achieving their higher education dreams - Kenya

Manuchar Kenya partnered with Strathmore University to support 15 students from diverse backgrounds facing unique financial challenges in achieving their higher education dreams. These scholarships cover tuition fee balances, accommodation, and stipend allowances, providing students with the necessary resources and the environment to pursue their studies effectively. Our goal is to foster the development of future business leaders through this initiative.

Supporting meaningful social causes - Ecuador (Quimasa)

In 2023, Quimasa Manuchar created the volunteer program “Manos en Acción” (Hands in Action), through which our colleagues support meaningful social causes, such as supporting rural schools. They benefited a total of 120 students from the 24 de Mayo School and Miguel de Santiago School through initiatives aimed at creating an encouraging study environment. Activities included cleaning, painting, removing weeds, installation of playground equipment, adapting bathrooms, water pipes and electrical connections.

Promoting education - Peru

Promoting education through practical tools, like Office 365 software, Manuchar Peru started a 9-month course designed for children of our warehouse operators. These courses are instructed by volunteers from Manuchar’s administrative staff, who, knowing the benefits the program will have for them, are generating a long-term competitive advantage for the students. Upon completion of the program that’s currently still ongoing, the students will be rewarded with company laptops that are no longer in use by the staff.

Providing school material - Trinidad and Tobago

Located in a rural area, the Upper Guaico Primary RC School faced the challenges of being underfunded. Determined to make a positive impact, Manuchar Trinidad and Tobago provided school material to the entire school consisting of 109 students, ensuring that they have the tools to do well in their classes.Additionally, we donated two colorful concrete benches to the school to brighten their learning environment.

Educating with Agro - Brazil

Our colleagues in Brazil launched the program “Educating with Agro”, dedicated to creating gardens in community institutions or NGOs within local communities using recycled non-hazardous waste sourced from our distribution centers, including items such as PPE, tires, and bottles. Throughout the garden creation process, volunteers provided informative sessions on sustainable agribusiness in all four participating locations, combining our agricultural proficiency with our commitment to environmental care.

Enhancing the learning environment - Colombia

Manuchar Colombia and Manuchar Logistic joined forces to enhance the learning environment at the Jose Maria Cabal school in Buenaventura. This initiative involved donating computers to provide students with access to information and educational resources. Additionally, we provided chairs and tables tailored to the students’ needs, aiming to improve their comfort and overall well-being.

Read ourWe Care Report 2023

We Care report 2023