We feel the best investment we can make in the future development of the economies in which we live and work is an investment in students and their education. We are deeply committed to doing our part to improve the educational opportunities for students in the countries we operate. This is one of our core values and an integral part of our annual company activities.
Each year all Tractus employees work together to identify an underprivileged school in rural Thailand that is in dire need of supplies, whether it is computers, books, other supplies or backpacks for the kids. The staff work directly with school administrators to identify what the most pressing needs of the students are and we purchase whatever is needed and make a donation in-kind to ensure 100% of the donation is received by the students. Each country’s team takes a trip to the school to spend time with the kids, donate the supplies, sometimes help improve the facilities and have a fun day interacting with the students and school administrators.
Tractus supports local migrant schools in the developing outskirts of Shanghai every year by supplying library and learning materials while also teaching English. Last year’s event took the Tractus team to a suburban school in Shanghai where they engaged in teaching activities, games and various competitions with the local students.
The Vietnam team participated in the ‘Terry Fox Run’ 5 kilometer charity run as part of its local CSR activities. The ‘Terry Fox Run’ is an annual charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, his Marathon of Hope and to raise money for cancer research.
The team provided a local school with learning materials and stationaries while also engaging in various learning activities with the students. Acknowledging Tractus’ regional support, the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) awarded Tractus the AMCHAM CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition Award.
Tractus supports the American Lutheran ALC School Project in Tamil Nadu, India with books, sporting goods, school uniforms, stationaries, computer tablets and blankets. We supported three ALC initiatives directly and made two trips to the schools to meet with the children and make various donations.