At Kineo, we understand the importance of giving back to our communities. In fact, it’s one of our core values.
In addition to supporting various community projects from our offices across the globe, each year we also undertake a major pro-bono project where we give our time for free to develop a community e-learning project.
Examples of our pro-bono projects include:
MS Society (UK)
In 2011, Kineo selected the Multiple Sclerosis Society as its community e-learning project and has been proud to work in partnership to develop and deliver an e-learning programme to enable volunteers to give quality information to people affected by MS.
Visit the MS Society website www.mssociety.org.uk/ – for more details on Multiple Sclerosis, the work the MS Society does and how you can become a volunteer.
Kineo’s Sheffield office showed their community spirit in 2011 working with Whizz-Kidz to produce a website complete with e-learning for young wheelchair users across the UK.
It is great to know that we have been able to produce something of value for young people with disabilities, and you can find out more about the project here: www.whizz-kidz.org.uk.
MacMillan Cancer Support (UK)
In 2010, Kineo partnered with MacMillan Cancer Support to produce a series of modules on dealing with cancer.
Find out more about MacMillan and view the results of this project – just log in as a guest.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (UK)
In 2009, we worked with great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) on a project to help encourage 11–16 year olds to take more physical exercise.
The result was an engaging learning portal based on Moodle LMS and a wide range of e-learning, toolkits and videos.
Marcella McEvoy of GOSH said: “The new GET FIT learning dimension will play a key role in supporting our overall strategy to promote the benefits of physical activity, and encourage more young people to participate in sport. We are very grateful to Kineo for their generous support, creative input and dedication to this project.”
Immigraton Advocates Network (US)
In addition to the pro-bono project that we take on each year, we have also worked with other charities on a number of projects such as in 2011, which saw the US office work on their first community project, producing the e-learning tutorials for the Immigration Advocates Network’s (IAN) CitizenshipWorks.
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading national immigration advocacy and legal support organisations designed to increase access to justice for low income immigrants.
Developed in partnership with support from the Silicon Valley Community Fund and the Grove Foundation, CitizenshipWorks is available in English and Spanish.
It provides easy-to-use online tools to help low income individuals understand the naturalisation process and their eligibility for it, and prepare for the naturalisation tests. There is also a separate area that is used by immigration legal service organisations.
Visit the CitizenshipWorks website to find out more and view the results of this project that could potentially help millions of people across America.
Got a project you'd like us to work on?
If you’d like further info on any of the projects outlined above, or if you have an idea for our next charity learning project, let us know.