BPL Global has committed to support charities WeSeeHope and Justice and Care for another three years
BPL Global has been a proud supporter of WeSeeHope and Justice and Care for many years, and has renewed its investment in both organisations until at least 2025 in recognition of their vital work and the successful partnerships to date.
WeSeeHope is an international development organisation dedicated to creating long-term change for vulnerable children in Southern and Eastern Africa. It creates community-led programmes to support children and their parents or guardians, with a focus on education, child rights and economic empowerment. Its goal is for children who are isolated, exploited, or that have little in the way of opportunities, to develop the skills to change their own futures – and for their families and communities to support them along the way.
“We are honoured that BPL Global recognises the value of WeSeeHope and has chosen to continue supporting the important work that we do,” says Mark Glen, CEO, WeSeeHope. “Corporate partnerships like this one make such a difference to charities like ours. Last year, they made up 33% of our income, helping us to create sustainable change for thousands of vulnerable children.”
Justice and Care work in South Asia, mainland Europe and the UK to identify, rescue, and provide specialist support to survivors of modern slavery. The anti-slavery charity partners with police and law enforcement agencies to dismantle criminal networks and bring abusers to justice. They protect communities at risk from traffickers and work collaboratively with governments to tackle the issue at national scale, and pioneer new ideas to achieve systemic change.
“There are an estimated 50 million people enslaved today. Our research, based on police data, estimates there are more than 100,000 victims here in the UK. These are individuals and families exploited in car washes, nail bars, restaurants, and on construction sites, or working as domestic servants hidden behind closed doors,” says Jamie Fyleman, Director of Global Development and Communications, Justice and Care.
“Human trafficking will only end if we work together – we are so grateful for BPL Global’s ongoing support and encouragement. It makes our work possible and has brought freedom to many.”
“We have a longstanding commitment to working with charities like WeSeeHope and Justice and Care that help create long-term, positive social change,” says Matthew Graham, Compliance Director and Chairman of BPL Global’s Charity Committee. “It brings great pride to everyone at BPL that we are proponents of these remarkable charities, both of which are highly deserving of our ongoing support.”
Further information on the organisations BPL Global has supported can be found here.