ANNUAL SUMMIT

GIVE 2 GROW

11 DECEMBER 2020




GIVE 2 GROW


is a special event organized by UNICEF and dedicated to help people understand and adopt the culture of giving in their business and life. Participants will have the chance to see and hear very inspiring speakers, businesses and stories, as well as practical ideas and tips on how to work and live with mission and cause.

Register and find out how to:

GROW THE BUSINESS and why purpose-driven businesses are more successful
GROW THE TEAM and why employees of purpose driven businesses are more engaged and successful
GROW YOURSELF and why people that give back are better leaders, more successful and happier

By registering for this event, you can experience the power of giving. The amount collected from the tickets sold will be donated to UNICEF Bulgaria Inclusive Education program for more accessible and comprehensive education for children with special needs.

Format:
The GIVE2GROW Summit will be a digital event. Speakers and participants will join online.

Audience:
C-suite and senior managers, Entrepreneurs, HR professionals, PR and marketing professionals, consulting companies, NGO

Registration:
Digital Pass (1 pass = 1 donation): 70 BGN (VAT excl.)
For each pass purchased you can receive a certificate of donation.

Simultaneous interpretation will NOT be provided at the event.


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GIVE 2 GROW

THE PROGRAM

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Welcome words by the moderator

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Welcome words by Dr. Jane Muita

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Key note speech by Stephen Shedletzky

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Q&A

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Mutuality in Business: Generating Value for All Stakeholders

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Partnering for Healthcare Resilience

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Grow your business (purpose, cause, giving) – the local perspective

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“Business with a heart - a space for growth, joy, impact”

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Q&A

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Inclusive education 3.0 & fundraising

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VMware’s approach to building a culture of service

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Purpose and personal growth:

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Career Satisfaction and Purpose Beyond Titles and Positions

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Success stories from Bulgaria

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Success stories from Bulgaria

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Closing by Dr. Jane Muita

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REGISTER AND DONATE


Why Participate?


„The need to contribute to something larger than ourselves is hardwired into every human being. It gives meaning to life, feeds your soul, and lifts your spirits.“ Tony Robbins

“Purpose-driven companies witness higher market share gains and grow three times faster on average than their competitors, all while achieving higher workforce and customer satisfaction.” Deloitte Insights

“85% of purpose led companies are showing a positive growth and 42% on non-purpose led companies are showing drop in revenue” Global Purpose Index, Imperative





Background

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION 3.0


The Challenge

Children with disabilities continue to be the most excluded from education. About 10,000 children with disabilities and special needs in Bulgaria are estimated to be out of school. Latest data from MoES for 2019/2020 shows that the total number of children with disabilities and special needs in kindergartens and schools are over 25,000. Almost 15,000 of those children are with multiple disabilities, cerebral palsy, sensory difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, and they experience difficulties in verbal communication.

In a standard learning environment, collaboration and coordination between the family and the professionals supporting the child (resource teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, etc.) is challenging. In addition, teachers have insufficient training to work with children with disabilities in mainstream settings. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even more challenging!

The Solution

In 2020 UNICEF in Bulgaria is joining efforts with partners for more accessible and comprehensive education for children with special needs.

Fundraising and programmatic area 1.1: UNICEF, together with its partners, will develop the country’s first inclusive digital education platform. It will provide adapted educational resources for the specific needs of every child and will facilitate the interaction between specialists, teachers, parents and children, especially for those living in remote areas, far from the district city, where there is no regular contact. Find more here.

Fundraising and programmatic area 1.2: To help non-verbal children express themselves we need assistive technologies (AT) for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). They can vary from books and pens facilitating communication to complicated speech synthesis devices. UNICEF, together with its partners, aims at the gradual introduction and use of assistive technologies for augmentative and alternative communication in Bulgaria’s kindergartens and schools so that all children can learn and communicate with their peers. Find more here.


About UNICEF


UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund that operates in 190 countries and territories. We save children’s lives. We stand up for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. And we never give up. Because we are UNICEF – for every child!

GIVE 2 GROW

OUR PARTNERS

The event is carried out with the financial support of

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Main partner

Partners

The event is organized with the support of

Virtual experience of the event

*UNICEF does not endorse any brand, product or service