The year 2023 was not only about finance for the international broker Octa. Here’s how it helped make a difference through a series of CSR initiatives around the world.
In 2023, Octa significantly enhanced its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities by carrying out 21 projects that left a lasting impact on local communities worldwide. These projects were designed to address emergency response needs and enhance educational opportunities for underprivileged students. In total, Octa reached out to over 5,700 individuals, making meaningful changes in their lives.
Recognising the importance of education in shaping the future, Octa dedicated a significant part of its CSR efforts to improving educational opportunities for underprivileged students, directly benefiting 100 educational institutions and over 3,300 students.Below are some of the projects Octa carried out in 2023.
In India, Octa helped equip Sita Rajaram Public School and Sita Rajaram Polytechnic College in Tamil Nadu, India, with two interactive panels. This initiative aimed to enhance the quality of education and provide students with an innovative learning experience.
In Malaysia, the broker helped to supply educational centres across Malaysia with complex IT resources and sponsored the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum exam fees for Malaysian students under the guardianship of the educational organisation Ideas Academy.
In Indonesia, Octa supported the humanitarian organisation Yayasan Tunas Aksara (YTA) in training four schools and ten teachers to manage and organise book libraries.
In Nigeria, Chess in Slums Africa (CISA), in collaboration with Octa, organised a Children’s Day celebration for 150 children from marginalised communities and three public schools. The children, aged 5 to 18, had an opportunity to interact and enhance their reasoning skills while playing chess.
In Mexico, Octa joined forces with the charitable organisation Pauta to create two science workshops for 300 girls, boys, and adolescents from different schools.
‘At Octa, we recognise that education is a driving force behind a thriving society. Our commitment to educational projects stems from the belief that knowledge is the most powerful tool toshape a brighter future. By investing in scholarships, learning materials, teacher training, and infrastructure development, we not only empower individual students but also contribute to the overall development of local communities,’ commented the Octa press office.