At Roche, we believe that children in need everywhere deserve a helping hand towards a brighter future. Employees fundraise to support projects through the legally independent global charity Roche Employee Action and Charity Trust (Re&Act), as well as local projects in over 60 countries where we operate.
Since the first company Walk in 2003, more than 274,000 Roche employees have raised over CHF 21 million in donations for children’s projects around the world.
Employees fundraise for global children’s projects relating to education, nutrition, primary healthcare and social development. Employee donations are company matched and used to support children’s projects across the globe through the legally independent charity, Re&Act.
displaced children due to civil war enrolled in school activities in temporary learning spaces in Ethiopia with UNICEF
students are benefitting from new school buildings, computer labs and scholarships in Cambodia with Child’s Dream
school girls received education and supplies for menstrual hygiene management in Malawi through UNICEF
orphaned children and impoverished youth received schooling, housing, and vocational training in Ethiopia with Selam Children’s Village
parents and caregivers reached by parental education livestreamed programme in Nepal with UNICEF
The Roche Children’s Walk is our largest employee-driven fundraising event. We had a record year in 2021—with over 26,000 people from 138 sites across 60 countries taking part—surpassing by far the 18,000 participants from last year!
In 2021, once again, we succeeded in bringing employees together, either in-person or virtually, to fundraise and help children in need.
If you are a Roche employee, you can register at your affiliate and take part by: donating, walking, running, dancing, singing, baking and participating in many more exciting fundraising opportunities.
Here are some examples of fundraising done by the affiliates.
Roche Children's Walk is managed by Corporate Donations & Philanthropy and organised locally by affiliates worldwide. All administrative costs are covered by Roche.
Re&Act ensures responsible and effective use of the donations. Re&Act supports children’s projects in developing countries with experienced and trustworthy non-governmental organisations such as:
Founded in 1946 and mandated by the United Nations General Assembly and guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF advocates for the protection of children's rights, helps children across the world meet basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Working in 190 countries and territories to translate the commitment to the wellbeing of children into practical action, UNICEF focuses special efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Selam Children’s Village is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization which provides care and support to orphan children in Ethiopia, so that they holistically develop and become self-reliant. Selam Children’s Village provides quality education in its educational institutions, Technical and Vocational College which benefits the orphans and youths and the surrounding community.