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GSRD Foundation India Visit

October 16, 2022

In September, the GSRD Foundation visited several partners and projects in India. We met local management teams, learnt about the context they work in, evaluated project progress and got to see live projects on-site. It was great to be back in the field after two years of travel . . .

Project update Terre des Hommes vocational training program in Vietnam

September 20, 2022

The GSRD Foundation supports a vocational training program and job placement program for youth in difficult circumstances – in partnership with Terre des Hommes and THASHO in Vietnam. Students will be trained in different trades such as; tailoring, electronics, mechanical weldin . . .

Doctor gains medical degree supported by Grameen Shikkha and GSRD Foundation

June 14, 2022

Grameen Shikka is part of the Grameen organizations created by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. One of their missions, supported by GSRD Foundation, is to provide financial support to poor students, promoting mass education. We want to share some incredible results from  . . .

Annual report and financial statement 2021 online

June 7, 2022

Our annual 2021 report is now available to view here. The report shows a snapshot of our work including our contribution to the Sustainable Development  Goals above, which we have directly and indirectly supported over the course of the year. We have also published our most rec . . .

Our New Program With MCNV

April 26, 2022

Building on the achievements of the previous Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture project, BIJPO (Boosting income and jobs for poor ethnic women in Dong Xuan district) aims to tackle the new challenges confronting people of ethnic minorities living in remote mountainous areas brought . . .

Our foundation receives ‘2022 Lotus Leadership Award’

April 8, 2022

We are honored to have been awarded the ‘2022 Lotus Leadership Award,’ for our contribution to women empowerment and gender equality in Asia by The Asia Foundation and Lotus Circle. It’s a privilege to have been recognized for our work by The Asia Foundation and Lotus Circ . . .

15 years of our foundation

March 23, 2022

This year, we are celebrating 15 years of our foundation. We couldn’t have achieved below results without the help of our partners: –          56 partnerships –          99 projects –          200 grants –          43,782 entrepreneurs s . . .

Introducing Creatella Impact

February 15, 2022

We would like to introduce a new partner of our foundation – Creatella Impact. Creatella Impact believes in the power of entrepreneurship. They consider entrepreneurship one of the main pathways to achieve gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, family well-being, po . . .

RENEWED COMMITMENT TO FRIENDSHIP

January 25, 2022

We are pleased to announce the renewal of our partnership with Friendship for another year. Friendship works together with vulnerable people in remote communities in Bangladesh to help them transform their lives. They believe in a holistic support approach in order to ensure a l . . .

A look back at 2021

January 13, 2022

Entering the new year of 2022 has got us taking a good look back at 2021. For all of our partners this was a year that was dominated by the presence of the Coronavirus. What stood out to us in 2021, was that our partners weren’t beaten by the virus. ... Read More

THE GSRD FOUNDATION SUPPORTS A LARGESCALE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN INDIA

April 13, 2021

Unfortunately, there is often still a mismatch between the skills one learns in school and the ones needed to become successful at a job. Our partner since 2015, Lend a Hand India set up an internship program in partnership with the state government in Western India that will fa . . .

Retraining courses in Bangladesh

January 11, 2021

Due to the pandemic, the unemployment rate in Bangladesh rose by 13% in only a few months. Our partner since 2008, Grameen Shikkha responded by quickly arranging to teach 1,000 unemployed young men and women a new occupation. During a 2-month crash course, they will obtain skil . . .

2020 in the rearview mirror

January 3, 2021

2020 will go down in history as the year that the Coronavirus pandemic forced the world to a standstill. During this turbulent year, the GSRD Foundation set up an emergency fund for immediate relief to finance hygiene kits, face masks, food and awareness campaigns. The Coronavir . . .

REACH in conversation with its beneficiaries

May 19, 2020

Our partner REACH in Vietnam explains our partnership: At REACH, as a non-profit organization, people often ask us where our funding comes from. We tell them “Various sources, but mainly from international foundations and individuals”. This answer confuses them. “Why would . . .

GSRD FOUNDATION’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for our partners and projects in the countries where G-Star RAW products are made. We support our partners to adjust to the rapidly evolving situation and we provide additional support for COVID-19 prevention and for the . . .

A LOOK BACK AT GSRD FOUNDATION’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2019

January 15, 2020

As 2020 kicks off, it’s time to take a brief look back at a few of our accomplishments over the past year. In 2019 we further strengthened our current projects by extending our support to 9 of our existing partners. We are pleased to make multi-year commitments of support to ... Read More

GSRD FOUNDATION HOLDS MEETING WITH PARTNERS IN VIETNAM

November 5, 2019

On October 29, 2019 the Embassy of the Netherlands in Hanoi graciously hosted a meeting organized by the GSRD Foundation with five of our partners. The meeting focused on common challenges and opportunities, and explored possibilities for working together further. After a short  . . .

GSRD Foundation partner REACH receives transforming lives award in London

September 20, 2019

We are delighted to report that our partner REACH has won a Transforming Lives award. It was one of 8 winners chosen from among more than 600 social-impact organizations around the world. The Transforming Lives Awards identifies and supports excellent nonprofits and social entre . . .

Completed our final activities in Peru

May 1, 2019

Since its inception, the GSRD Foundation has invested in the economic development of vulnerable people, schoolchildren, adolescents, young adults and famers in Peru. Together with our six partners we implemented 15 projects in the country, reaching over 5,600 vulnerable and youn . . .

G-Star RAW employees donate their X-mas gift to the GSRD Foundation

January 5, 2019

This year for the first time G-Star RAW employees had the option to donate their Christmas gift to the GSRD Foundation. We are proud that many employees decided to exchange their gift for a donation. With their donation, they contributed directly to the Foundation’s 26 project . . .

Field visit GSRD foundation Bangladesh & India

November 18, 2018

In November, the Board of the GSRD Foundation visited several partners and projects in Bangladesh and India. The purpose of the visits was to meet the local Management Teams, learn about the context they work in, evaluate the progress of the projects and see the projects come to . . .

Rainbow Homes in Pune give 1750 street children a home and education

September 15, 2018

In March 2018, Rainbow Foundation India, Bajaj Allianz and Pune municipality launched their collaboration. Together they will start 16 new Rainbow Homes, adding to 20 Rainbow Homes in Pune. The aim of this partnership is to give all street children in Pune both a home and an edu . . .