Following its commitment to corporate social responsibility, the global supply chain operator GEODIS supports the Spanish “Cruising for Children” initiative. “Cruising for Children” helps children and teenagers who are at risk of social exclusion in qualifying for future jobs.
As part of the “Cruising for Children” initiative, the Freight Forwarding Line of Business of GEODIS in Spain brought a group of 30 teenagers to tour the ship Celebrity Silhouette, in the port of Barcelona. The teens are participating in a program called PTT Viladecans (Pla de Transició al Treball).
The PTT program represents an educational and professional alternative for teenagers between 16 to 21 years of age who did not complete their high school education. PTT provides basic education to facilitate the development of personal and professional skills required in the working world enabling them to continue their studies or find employment.
During the port visit Jordi Millan, Marine Logistics Manager for the Freight Forwarding Line of Business of GEODIS in Spain and Niko Frzop, Air Planning & Product Supervisor for Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd. Spain & France, explained to the participants the professional activities that take place at a port and onboard a cruise ship. The aim of this visit was to motivate and encourage the participants to continue to pursue and complete their education which will better position them for future employment opportunities.
Further supporters of the “Cruising for Children” initiative were the Port Authority in Barcelona (Autoritat Portuària de Barcelona) and the public transport provider Transports Ciutat Comtal.
For GEODIS this was the first out of a series of events to further support “Cruising for Children”. “We are enthusiastic about this initiative and keen to organize other joint activities”, commented Niko Frzop.