Much of our industry’s RSE workers leave their families and homes in Vanuatu to meet the demand for growers during harvest. Our project aims to help their communities access clean water and sanitation through this joint Unicef NZ project.

DateJune 2018ArticleGrochem UNICEF CampaignWorking withUNICEF, Nordox

Unicef project

The RSE workers that leave their families and homes in Vanuatu for such a long period of time, provide a great benefit to our growers in New Zealand, and Grochem are invested in giving back. Grochem were searching for different ways to support Vanuatu, and it wasn’t long until they found UNICEF. UNICEF was promoting a large-scale 5-year project for Vanuatu to provide clean water and sanitation to 157 schools in the Penema region. After discussing with UNICEF, Grochem began shaping the Nordox campaign to support this project.

Through each purchase of Nordox during May/June, $10 is donated directly to the UNICEF WASH project from Grochem and Nordox (Norway).

On 1 July 2017, the project was officially underway by UNICEF New Zealand, who’s extensive experience designing and implementing water and sanitation projects across communities means that the funds would have a real impact.

With the tools and education needed to access clean water, sanitation and hygiene the project will reduce child sickness and increase the number of children attending schools. But more importantly, the knowledge and practices children develop through these projects carry on at home and into the community, creating a ripple effect of positive change, which improves with each generation that follows.

 

With the support of UNICEF, Grochem has raised a total of $92,000 towards the UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project for 10,000 school-aged children in Vanuatu.

To continue to support the great work Grochem is doing, you can purchase Nordox at leading retailers between the month of May and June, where $10 will again be donated directly to the UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene in schools project.

Grochem
15 Sunlight Grove
Porirua 5022
New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 447 624
Phone:  +64 4 237 0905
Email:  info@grochem.co.nz

Grochem
15 Sunlight Grove
Porirua 5022
New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 447 624
Phone:  +64 4 237 0905
Email:  info@grochem.co.nz