Cybercom supports SOS Children's Villages in Rwanda


2009-11-13, 11:00
Cybercom signed a long-term partnership agreement with SOS Children's Villages and will finance a major part of the activities at a primary school for 200 children in Gikongoro, Rwanda during two years-time.

“Cybercom prioritises Corporate Social Responsibility ¬– we will behave responsibly in all countries and in all situations in which we operate," says Patrik Boman, president and CEO of the Cybercom Group. “We are an internationally growing knowledge company. It feels extremely important that our support of SOS Children's Villages can contribute to knowledge development in a country where we have ongoing projects. Education is the basis for a child's intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and, most importantly, provides opportunities to escape poverty.”

SOS Children's Villages is committed to helping vulnerable children worldwide. They help orphans and abandoned children, and give them a home, a family, and an education. SOS Children's Villages has been active in Rwanda for 30 years. The Gikongoro primary school was established in 1992. Its six classrooms educate 200 children from the SOS Children's Village, its family strengthening programmes, and the surrounding neighborhood. The primary school has doubled in size since it opened. Recently, the school purchased computers to assist teachers and to teach the children to use computers.

“We are very glad that Cybercom wants to support our efforts to help vulnerable children around the world,” says Marcus Norberg, acting secretary-general of SOS Children’s Villages. “We really value their involvement in our school. Education is vital to raise a country’s chances of escaping poverty.”

Cybercom's partnership with SOS Children's Villages is a long-term cooperation with ongoing activities. All of Cybercom’s subsidiaries have committed to the Gikongoro Children’s Village. Their joint commitment allows Cybercom to make a greater impact. Cybercom's commitment to SOS Children's Villages gives employees a sense of pride. Recently, Cybercom's employees on assignment in Rwanda made a very rewarding and emotional visit to the Children's Village in Gikongoro.

“All of Cybercom's subsidiaries around the world made a joint commitment to the SOS Children's Village in Gikongoro,” says Kristina Cato, communications director and IR manager at the Cybercom Group. “The intense energy we see internally for this commitment is amazing. Our staff sees this as a very positive initiative, and they want to contribute to this important cause.”

Photos from Cybercom employees visit in Gikongoro are attached to the press release.

Find out more, contact:
Patrik Boman, president and CEO, Cybercom Group +46 739 83 89 79
Marcus Norberg, acting secretary-general, SOS Children’s Villages Sweden +46 706 769 080
Kristina Cato, communications director and IR manager, Cybercom Group +46 708 64 47 02

About Cybercom
The Cybercom Group is a high-tech consultancy that offers global sourcing for end-to-end solutions. The Group established itself as a world-class supplier in these segments: security, portal solutions, mobile services, and embedded systems. Thanks to its extensive industry and operations experience, Cybercom can offer strategic and technological expertise to these markets: telecom, industry, media, public sector, retail, and banking and financial services. The Group employs 2,000 persons and runs projects worldwide. Cybercom has 28 offices in 11 countries. Since 1999, Cybercom’s share has been quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange. The company was launched in 1995. Find out more at: www.cybercom.com.

About SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children’s Villages take care of orphaned and abandoned children, providing them with a home, a family and an education. Since its foundation in 1949, the organization has established some 500 children’s villages in 132 countries where it also runs clinics, schools, nurseries, vocational colleges and welfare centres. Increasingly, our activities are directed at ensuring that children are not abandoned on account of poverty or illness. These activities comprise all sorts of programmes from vocational training and medical care to micro-loans and support for people starting their own businesses. About one million people are helped by SOS Children’s Villages every year. SOS Children’s Villages is a recognized charity, independent of all religious and political affiliations. In its operations it seeks to realize the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Find out more at: www.sos-childrensvillages.org

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