Ceridian Payback Foundation
Apart from its usual contribution to CSR, Ceridian Mauritius is actively involved in helping needy children, through its charitable organisation known as the Ceridian Payback Foundation. Philanthropy has been part of Ceridian’s corporate culture since 2003, well before the enactment of the 2009 CSR policy, via Payback. The charity focuses on raising money and sponsoring needy children. Although Payback is administered by the company, it’s funded entirely through voluntary donations and fundraising activities by employees.
Since its creation, Ceridian Payback Foundation has provided support to over 1,000 needy children either directly or in partnership with organizations dedicated to helping children. This support includes the provision of electric wheel chairs, hearing aids and other equipment. We also provide grants for to help children with special education needs.
Below are some of the regular internal Fund Raising events organised by Payback since 2006:
- Raffles on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas
- Annual Payback Challenge
- Food Corner – ‘Bring and Sell’
- Christmas Charity Lunch
Payback – Key Achievements &Success Stories
Food for Education Programme “La Gaulette Primary School”
Ceridian Payback Foundation in collaboration with Caritas (SEED Chamarel) carried out a ‘Food for Education’ programme, where the foundation sponsored Caritas during a period of 6 months.
Ceridian Payback Foundation agreed to grant to Caritas Ste Anne the necessary funds for the execution of the School Feeding Support Project at La Gaulette Government School. Caritas Ste Anne ensured that all the 227 students received bread and fruit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June to October 2012.
Donation – Baie du Cap
Payback Foundation organised an event at “Crèche des Amis de Baie du Cap” in June 2013 during which basic items like chairs, shelves, shoes, clothes, towels, bed sheets, educational books and toys, were given out. The foundation has also worked in close collaboration with Doctors of “Medecins Sans Frontières” who have provided free medical screening to more than 30 children.
Annual Christmas Charity Lunch
On the 20th of December 2014, we were proud to partner with Good Hope Association. We organized a Christmas party for some 150 children including lunch and the donation of full school packs. Good Hope Association is an NGO, based in Beau Vallon, dedicated to providing support including life skills training to under-privileged children aged between 5 to 15. This association is active in various regions including St-Hubert, St-Hilaire, Cité La Chaux, Mahebourg, Petite-Rivière and Tamarin.