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Who does Springboard's TREK help?

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Everyone can benefit from Springboard’s TREK. From the young, disadvantaged villagers deep in the Bornean jungles, to those with barriers to employment throughout the UK, TREK prides itself on helping people in need across the world. But how exactly does it help?

In Borneo it’s simple. The TREKKERS – a 40-strong team of intrepid explorers – will navigate the unexplored forests, ancient rivers and mountains fells of the island nation, to reach a small, remote village where they will build a school, using only primitive tools and sheer determination. The village in question, Dunsun Sangai, has no access to formal education – with the closest establishment over 240 kilometres away.

Back in the UK, every single penny raised will go towards helping young and disadvantaged people in the UK to work through their issues that are keeping them from employment – giving them the tools needed to forge a rewarding career within hospitality.

But TREK doesn’t just help young and disadvantaged people. There are a myriad of ways that the expedition helps businesses too. Through helping those less fortunate than themselves, businesses can achieve their CSR goals by raising money for the industry’s charity.

It also helps to boost your employer brand, highlighting companies that not only give back to the community, but also to their staff. This in turn helps boost productivity and happiness, by offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for outstanding work. When it comes to the trek itself, the journey engenders teamwork in everyone involved, giving them the chance to overcome mental and physical barriers together – developing their leadership and interpersonal skills. Aside from that, it helps cultivate strong industry connections that will last a lifetime.

With all these positives coming from the TREK, what reasons could you have not to take part? Head to springboard.uk.net/TREK to find out even more reasons to sign up, and then take the plunge.