TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Morneau Shepell Secondary
School for Girls officially opens its doors to young women in the
Kakuma refugee camp. On the way to a fundraising goal of $1 million,
Morneau Shepell is covering the cost of construction and staffing for
the new school located in the Kakuma refugee camp, which is situated in
The goal of the Morneau Shepell Secondary School for Girls will be to
provide young women with a safe and secure place to learn. At opening,
170 young women are enrolled at the school, with the hope of increasing
the number of students in the facility. The institution, which includes
classrooms and a dormitory, can accommodate up to 250 students.
"After living in the Kakuma refugee camp for 13 years, it is clear to me
that education is a priority for those hoping to develop a better
quality of life," said Panther Kuol, Pension Analyst, Morneau Shepell.
"I am grateful to be part of a company that is passionate about giving
back to the international community, especially to an initiative that
is close to my heart."
To raise funds for the girls' school, Morneau Shepell hosts a number of
events throughout the year, including its annual golf tournament in
June and its annual marathon. Proceeds from these fundraising efforts
support the Kakuma refugee camp and contribute to the development of
the Morneau Shepell Secondary School for Girls in Kenya.
"Girls are at a particular disadvantage in East Africa and the Horn.
Where the Kakuma camp is located, only five girls are enrolled for
every 10 boys," said Bill Morneau, Executive Chairman, Morneau Shepell.
I am proud to say that Morneau Shepell employees across the
organization have been pitching in and raising funds in order to
provide education for these young women, something we all believe is
essential to a positive future."
For those interested in supporting the Morneau Shepell Secondary School
for Girls, donations can be made through the United Nations refugee
agency (UNHCR): http://unhcr.ca/donorzone/default.htm
About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human
resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the
leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, as well as
the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans. Through
health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions,
Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee
productivity, and improve their competitive position. Established in
1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 8,000 clients, ranging from
small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations
in North America. With approximately 3,300 employees in offices across
North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations
across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau
Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.
SOURCE: Morneau Shepell Inc.
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