KGI Securities has long been reaching out to the disadvantaged members of society through the institution of various charitable programs. For underprivileged children in particular, these programs include the subsidization of schooling fees, free breakfasts, after school programs, and donations of books and bicycles. KGI Securities’ philosophy of giving back to society inspired the company to establish the KGI Charity Foundation in 2012, which devotes itself to charity with the aim of maximizing the value for its clients, shareholders, and employees.
KGI Charity Foundation
In 2012, KGI Securities established the KGI Charity Foundation, and in the same year launched a scholarship program for elementary school children. By providing financial assistance to these young students, we hope that they have the means to stay in school and receive a proper education. In addition, KGI Charity Foundation provides emergency relief assistance to families with small children in the event of unexpected financial problems in order to help them get back on their feet. Since 2012, aid has been provided to almost 500 students and emergency allowances issued to over 100 families stricken by unforeseeable circumstances. In the spirit of our long-term assistance to economically-disadvantaged children, this year the KGI Charity Foundation will continue to promote child scholarship programs and give hope and courage to poor children so they can enjoy a happy childhood.
The KGI Charity Foundation launched the “Love from an Early Start” program in 2015, with the aim of providing nutritious breakfasts to disadvantaged children in Taitung County. The program is intended to ensure the children are well fed early in the morning and thus fully energized for a new day at school. The program has provided free breakfasts for nearly 1,000 children from 26 schools in 2 years.
In 2016, for some of the families have been economically disadvantaged, but also living in the area with serious shortage of learning resources (according to the financial rating of the central government) , KGI Charity Foundation provides after school program, life care, nutritional supplementation, multiple learning and other related donations. We want to help those disadvantaged children can continue to go to school, not to be affected by the economic difficulties.
KGI Security employees ordered baking products from two sheltered workshops to help the workers who could have more learning opportunities. We want to help workers with disabilities can live independently, and get more job opportunities. In addition, KGI employees raised the gift boxes to share their care for the remote area students as Christmas gifts at the end of the year 2016, so the children can also feel the warm festive atmosphere.
Love knows no boundaries
KGI Hong Kong
As the subsidiary of KGI Securities, KGI Hong Kong has long been committed to corporate social responsibility and is actively involved in helping underprivileged families and encouraging environmentally friendly behaviors.
Since 2007, it has received the award of Caring Company Logo from The Hong Kong Council of Social Services in recognition for its efforts in giving back to the community, caring for its employees and the environment.
In 2016, KGI Hong Kong continued to show support for charitable initiatives by promoting energy saving campaigns like “Earth Hour” and “No Air Con Night”, organizing a birthday party for elderlies, taking disadvantaged children on educational field trips and donating school supplies to assist children in need. They also made employee wellness a priority and arranged several health seminars for health-conscious staff and sponsored charity runs for their participation.
KGI Securities (Thailand)
For Corporate social responsibility or CSR , KGI Securities (Thailand) have been continuing to give the education opportunities to the youth. KGI aims to support the education of the students and launched many projects in each year. For example, KGI contributed money to construct a library in remote area. In addition, KGI granted scholarships for undergraduate students throughout their studies. This year KGI focus on the student’s difficulty of transportation in the remote areas. KGI launches the project “Make a dream come true gives bicycles to students II” on September and November, 2016. 1,000 Bicycles were donated to the students with the age between 8-15 years old who have a difficulty of transportation to school. KGI aims that this project will be able to help the students to have less difficulty in getting to school. Therefore, they will have more concentration on their studies. All 1,000 Bicycles were donated to 71 schools in 8 provinces，and total 1650 bicycles in 2 years.