On behalf of all of us at Mercon Coffee Group and Seeds for Progress Foundation, we thank you for attending our Cultivating a Better Tomorrow Gala in Amsterdam.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, participants and individual contributions we raised over 70,000 Euros!
This will enable us to provide quality education and create new opportunities for the children of our coffee communities in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
The evening had the participation of 3 distinguished speakers:
Sir Harvey McGrath
Chairman of Big Society Capital, and Chairman of Governors of Birkbeck, University of London
Quality education unlocks socioeconomic mobility, empowers people to live more healthy and sustainable lives and is crucial to fostering tolerance and understanding between people, thereby contributing to a more peaceful society.
Prof. Dr. IR Louise Fresco
President Executive Board Wageningnen University & Research
Education helps have a better chance in society, to actually participate in society, not just on the labor market, but in things like democracy, in expressing one's values and ideas. We must educate children, but we must also make sure they get a chance to exert the skills that they learn at school, so that they land in a society that is safe, that provides jobs, that provides also the human values that are necessary to build a stable and happy family.
J. Antonio Baltodano
Seeds for Progress Foundation & Mercon Group
We believe that education has a multiplier effect because by improving the quality of life of many coffee growers and their communities, we build a solid foundation for sustained economic growth.