Where We Work: Russia
Through partnerships with global entities such as the Caterpillar Foundation, Lucent Foundation, and Nokia, we began working in Russia more than a decade ago.
The Make a Connection initiative, launched here in 2004, supported 5,500 youth volunteers, whose environmental projects created new gardens created and cleaned up litter and trash. We promoted employee engagement through Global Fund for Youth Development and EquipYouth; for example, Lucent employees used their expertise to judge local technology competitions. Through EquipYouth, a global initiative with the Caterpillar Foundation and our most recent work here, we prepared young Russians with the life skills and vocational training to succeed in their technical professional fields. Russia also figures among the countries studied as part of the initial phase of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index.