Hobsons believes education is the key to a brighter future. Every year, Hobsons employees promote our commitment to education social responsibility by working with a number of local organizations to provide student mentorship and funding for school supplies and facilities.

Hobsons is also committed to advancing education around the world through our partnership with PLAN International, a global organization that provides resources to children and communities to promote education, healthcare, and safety to those most in need.

Each year, our employees select education-development initiatives in countries where PLAN works and raise money in order to support these projects. Then, a group of employees from across our global business are selected to travel to the project site to witness the progress, visit with students, and meet with PLAN staff to learn more about the incredible work taking place.

Since beginning our work with PLAN, Hobsons has supported 12 schools within seven countries, sent more than 70 employees to various project sites, helped thousands of children in our sponsored projects, and donated more than $1 million.

This long-standing partnership is important to our employee engagement and social responsibility efforts connecting our daily work to the larger vision. In addition, our partnership with PLAN is particularly important to me because it brings our teams together to focus on a global agenda of expanding education opportunities. Witnessing the impact this initiative has on targeted global communities and our team members makes me incredibly proud of the passion and commitment of our employees. They have proven again and again how they love to drive an impact both professionally AND personally!

This year marks our tenth year partnering with PLAN, and in celebration of this anniversary, we will be featuring the stories of past employee travelers here on our blog. Check back each month to learn about our employees’ travel experiences, see videos from our host sites, and discover how Hobsons and PLAN will continue to help increase access to quality education opportunities for children across the globe.

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