At FCM Meetings & Events, we might not be a village – but we’re a family and we genuinely care about the communities around us where we work and travel. That’s why we’ve joined forces with International Day of The Girl (IDOTG), the Pyjama Foundation and the Flight Centre Foundation to spread the word about supporting the most vulnerable children and youth in society.
With IDOTG being held on 11 October 2022, FCM Meetings & Events is actively supporting the Pyjama Foundation to continue their work with disadvantaged children and youth living in foster care and residential care across Australia. Also one of The Flight Centre Foundation purpose partners, the Pyjama Foundation is committed to imparting a love of learning to children in care through one-on-one volunteer support. Sadly, children in care have the lowest education outcomes nationally, with 75 per cent not completing year 12 and 35 per cent of children ending up in the juvenile justice system. However, by improving their learning skills, the Pyjama Foundation is making a positive, life-long impact.
Working with vital organisations like this is part of FCM Meetings & Events’ ambition to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030. Under the ‘Partnership for the Goals’ commitment, we are working with customers and the industry to build partnerships at a global, regional, national and local level, that place people at the centre. We are also passionate about creating a world where quality education and gender equality are a birthright. While we’re helping to address these two SDGs through our collaboration with IDOTG and the Pyjama Foundation, we recognise that there’s so much more to be done. Unfortunately, women and girls still face significant inequalities but through education, we can help to break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage that impacts all genders.
By building sustainable and supportive partnerships, we can all play a part in building the capacity, confidence and opportunities needed to have a positive impact on vulnerable children and youth in our communities. Please help FCM Meetings & Events support these valuable young lives by donating to the Pyjama Foundation this IDOTG.