Community and Social Responsibility
At Capstone we also want good outcomes for the community to which a child belongs and we want to encourage and support charitable endeavour. The Capstone group policy is that donations will be made primarily to charities working in the UK to assist disadvantaged children and young people and recent care leavers.
Our charitable giving programme currently includes the following initiatives;
- Sponsoring young people in care to visit I-B School near Delhi in India. This school was set up by Amar Dhull, the founder of Capstone Vision and has 1350 pupils. It has links with four European schools and teams from these schools have visited India for a week in November in recent years to witness the Annual School Festival and the rich Indian culture. In 2008 Capstone sponsored two young people in the care of London Local Authorities to share that experience.
- Sponsoring young people from I-B School in India to visit England. In 2009 Capstone arranged for two young people and an accompanying teacher to spend ten days in England to participate in an education exchange programme with Grange Sports College (Bristol) and Wilmington Hall School (Dartford).
- Capstone Vision has made a significant contribution to the development of I-B School in India over the last five years.
- The Capstone group makes a number of donations to small local charities in England that work to assist disadvantaged children.
- The majority of Capstone group giving has recently been to The Care Leavers' Foundation, the Impetus Trust and SPEAR. The Care Leavers' Foundation provides grants (primarily relating to household goods, training and education) to care leavers aged between 18 and 26 to help them get started in adult life. The grant made to the Impetus Trust is to support the programme that Impetus has set up with other funding partners to assist high quality charities to improve and expand their operations working with children in the UK under the age of six. SPEAR is a London based charity that provides a free training course for 16-24 year olds not in education or training to help them find a job.
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