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Education varies from country to country, so global education is an expansive topic. Students learn key vocational skills and expand their future opportunities by developing empathy, fostering confidence and nurturing their academics in a structured setting to improve their quality of life. Investment in education will yield significant returns for society. It is key that underprivileged communities are given the opportunity to gain quality education and learn skills to be able to compete and thrive in today’s constantly changing times. Our subsidiary company, Geneva Global, has longstanding expertise in this space. I spoke with Josh Muskin, Senior Education Director at Geneva...

Charity Photos

  • Title: Care for Brighter Futures: Iris’ Story
  • Charity: Operation Smile
  • Country: Nicagarua
  • Photo Credit: Operation Smile

  • Title: The Impact of One, Changes the Lives of Many
  • Charity: Operation Smile
  • Country: Madagascar
  • Photo Credit: Operation Smile

  • Title: Leading the Way for Women in Medicine in Malawi
  • Charity: Operation Smile
  • Country: Malawi
  • Photo Credit: Operation Smile

Charity Videos

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As soon as Iris gets off the bus and, together with her mother, moves through the crowds of people at a bus station in Managua, Nicaragua, she hides. Walking behind her mother, she holds one hand on her mother’s shoulder and the other covers her mouth. Her eyes are locked on her mother’s back, as if she doesn’t want to meet the eyes of any of the strangers staring at her.