The MoneyGram Foundation has invested in European nonprofit organizations with a focus on supporting orphanages and students who greatly lack materials and fundamental opportunities for learning. Your contributions have helped students in Warsaw, Poland - where many MoneyGram employees live and work - and also in surrounding countries. We have distributed five grants totaling $166,061, impacting 41,660 teachers and students. Our grants have provided funding for nearly 600 teacher workshops, 850 books, and computers and software.
The foundation provided funding for 425 high-quality new books, which were distributed in Germany through First Book in 2015.
Employees at MoneyGram's Warsaw office voted from among five non-profit organizations in Poland for the Children University Foundation to receive a grant, and in 2015, the foundation provided $54,000 to develop interactive educational events and conferences for science teachers. The programs enable teachers to build effective lessons to excite students, and have impacted nearly 600 teachers and more than 40,000 students.
In 2014, the foundation awarded a $52,189 grant to the Development Ladder Foundation in Warsaw to supply orphanages with teacher training programs, and computers and customized education software. At the end of the program, the orphans applied their entrepreneurial skills to organize a community concert. The grant benefited 150 children.
In 2014, Save the Children received a $59,872 grant to support the reintegration of 60 children from disadvantaged communities into public schools in Bucharest, Romania. Through the Second Chance Program, the grant will enable children who have dropped out of school -- or who never previously attended - to fully integrate into public schools with the goal of finishing their education.
The foundation provided funding for 425 high-quality new books, which were distributed to a school in Ukraine through First Book in 2015.