Friday October 11, 2013
Mondelez Initiates Skills Exchange Program In Ghana
Deerfield, IL &mdash Mondelez International, Inc. is sending nine employees from Brazil, China, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. to live and work in cocoa farming communities in Ghana that participate in its Cocoa Life Program.
In the two-week program, Mondelez employees in the communities will pair the “Joy Ambassadors” with local growers on the basis of their particular skill sets to share their knowledge and learn from cocoa farmers about challenges and opportunities, according to the company.
Nicole Robinson, president of the Mondelez International Foundation and senior director for corporate community involvement, says: “This is a unique learning experience, and it’s also a prime opportunity for our people to add value to Cocoa Life communities through mentoring, tutoring and coaching.”
The project is funded by the foundation through a partnership with Voluntary Service Overseas, an international development organization.