eStudious takes corporate social responsibility seriously and is committed to supporting three charities; one local, one national and one international charity.
As a company we support these charities in two ways; through making financial donations and fundraising, and, wherever possible, working with these charities in applying Lean Six Sigma to improve their processes so each charity can make real cost savings.
BUDS - www.buds.co.uk
Living with dementia can be difficult for the person experiencing the dementia and also for those around them. BUDS (Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell) was established in 2008 and aims to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their family carers in Sandwell.
We decided to support BUDS following a meeting we had with them where we saw the real value this charity gives to families within the local area. It also became apparent we could assist them not only with fundraising but also with implementing process and system improvements.
The Stroke Association - www.stroke.org.uk
The Stroke Association is the only UK charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. They fund research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation and help stroke survivors and their families directly through their community services.
We decided to support The Stroke Association because our two Directors have close personal experience of how a stroke can directly impact people and their family and friends.
Amani Children’s Home- www.amanikids.org
Amani Children’s Home has been dedicated to the protection of Tanzania’s most vulnerable population; street children. Amani, which means “peace” in Swahili, was founded by Tanzanians, and over the course of the past decade has rescued hundreds of children from the perils of life on the streets, where they face numerous dangers including malnutrition and abuse. Amani provides healthy food, education, counseling and medical care for every street child who turns to them for help. When possible, children are reunified with (extended) families.
Company Director, Lynsey Bartlam has supported Amani for many years after her parents moved to live in Tanzania for a short time and commenced supporting the home. Lynsey’s mother is the head of the board of trustees for the UK side of the charity.
Having close contact with the board of trustees means we are 100% certain that all of the funds go directly to the charity, plus we receive regular updates as to how the money is directly helping the children.