Club Penguin empowers students with Coins For Change!
Club Penguin(clubpenguin.com) the #1 virtual world for kids launched its ‘Coins ForChange’ program in India today. Ryan International School has associated with Coins for Change in India andtheir students launched the program along with Ramabai BMC School studentsto mark the takeoff of the initiative.The excited students interacted with each other through various activities like planting saplings and redecorating the verandah of the RamabaiBMC School.
Coins For Change, is an annual initiative thatinspireskids from around the world to make a difference in the real world. Every year during the Coins For Change initiative, Club Penguin players donate billions of virtual coins to help change the world!Players can choose causes that are important to them, and their virtual donations help direct how a cash donation is shared in the real world.These causes include: ProvidingMedical Help, Protecting the Environmentand Building Safe Places. Since 2007, more than $8 M has been given to projects that have helped in excess of a million people in more than 40 countries by funding schools, libraries, health clinics, clean water programs and more.
Coins For Change in India will look at supporting water projects, education programs, schools, health, nutrition, alternative income projects and conservation of the Snow Leopard in the Indian Himalayas. Ryan International School will encourage its students to participate in Coins For Change in the countrythrough various on ground activities towards the causes mentioned.
"It's very inspiring to see the passion kids have today to give back to the world. With over 1 million kids on Club Penguin from India, Coins For Change will certainly be an exciting one this year. It is heartening to see schools encouraging their students to participate in Coins ForChange.We are happy that Ryan International School supports Coins For Change in India to encourage their students and contribute towards a better tomorrow." said, Nicole Rustad, Corporate Citizenship Program Director,Club Penguin, The Walt Disney Company India.
Mr. Ryan Pinto, CEO, Ryan International Group of Institutions said, "As part of our commitment to overall development of children in India, we whole-heartedly wish to educate children on being responsible citizens. We are happy to join hands with Disney Club Penguin's Coins For Change which empowers our students to contribute to the world that they live in. This is the very first time that Coins For Change is partnering with a school anywhere in the world. We at the Ryan Group are excited about this. This initiative is only the first of many and we look forward to working closely with Disney's Club Penguin India in making a meaningful impact on many children."
This year marks the 6th anniversary of Coins for Change. Coins for Change will run from December 19th until the end of the month, after which the results will be shared with players online, including where and how the donations are being allocated.