Capgemini employees move over 415,000 km to raise 100,000€ for educational projects

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MUMBAI: Capgemini employees around the globe got active to help celebrate the company’s 50th Anniversary and raise 100,000€ to support three impactful educational projects through ‘MoveFifty,’ the special birthday challenge with a purpose.

MoveFifty brought colleagues together in movement and engagement to raise money for three education-focused charitable initiatives: Ciudad QuetzalEnlight and Cap Sur Le Code. Capgemini employees moved a total of 415,696 kilometers – enough not only to reach the moon, but complete almost 3 moonwalks around it as well!

Over five months from June to October, Capgemini employees participated in MoveFifty to help raise the funds in two ways. First, it was through a physical challenge to accumulate as many kilometers as possible, in as many ways of movement as were possible to track (e.g. run, cycle, walk, jog), in support of a donation of up to 50,000€ to be shared among the three projects, proportional to the number of kilometers dedicated to each one of them.

Employees raised an additional 50,000€ for the three initiatives through engagement on social media. Team members shared, liked and re-tweeted posts across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Yammer using the 50th anniversary hashtag, #Capgemini50.

The total number of social media engagements for the June – October timeframe reached 298,600.

“We were delighted to see how our employees from around the globe embraced the MoveFifty challenge and united in movement and engagement to support these worthy educational projects,” said Christine Hodgson, Head of Group Corporate and Social Responsibility and member of the Group Executive Committee. “Employees came up with creative and fun ways to support the challenge, including setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title in India, participating in triathlons and marathons, and really embracing the team spirit of this special birthday challenge. Over four months we accumulated enough kilometers to circle the earth more than 10 times – that’s impressive.”

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