We believe in life-long learning
We support life-long learning
Learning is part of our people's daily life and serves as a tool for personal and professional development. We recognize the benefits of education and life-long learning, and take part in a series of actions focusing on UN's Sustainable Development Goal 4, for quality education. To achieve this, we have engaged in a number of initiatives and our life-long learning projects include:
KPMG in Greece supports in coordination with NGO ‘‘Boroume’’ the program ‘‘Boroume at School’’ which aims to teach children of all ages about food waste. This program aims to raise awareness on the value and importance of being active citizens by showing solidarity to those less fortunate, as well as, the importance of volunteering.
In cooperation with the Hellenic Book Club, we have established and/or enriched school lending libraries across Athens. We started out at the 5th Primary School of Perama, thus strengthening the support to the local community which KPMG has been offering since 2003. In 2019 we supported Rafina's 2nd Primary and High Public Schools. Laptops have been donated to 12 schools including schools in Aghia Paraskevi, Peristeri, Artemida, Lagonisi, Korydallo, Nea Filadelpheia, Vrilissia, Acharne, Filothei and Glyfada.
Since 2016 our people participate in their on way in the start of the school year. All collected school supplies were for children aged from 18 months to 7 years old, who are attending the early intervention programs of ELEPAP, the Greek organisation which offers Rehabilitation for the Disabled. We also supported MKO ΘΕΟΦΙΛΟΣ who helps families with many children with school material.
ELEPAP-Rehabilitation for The Disabled, a rehabilitation centre with six branches throughout Greece and more than 80 years of history, supports the development of children with physical disabilities and developmental difficulties and at the same time provides support to their families. ELEPAP offers a series of integrated intervention programs for infants, pre-school and school- age children.
We held our first Global Cyber Days in Greece in October 2018, in the context of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). This is a social initiative of global reach organized by KPMG International, aimed at educating school-age children, as well as the adults of their environment, about the importance of cyber safety.
Up to now more than 1460 students and parents benefited from this award winning program in Greece.
More than 20 KPMG professionals share their experience and knowledge by being mentors to individuals in search of a role model. Since 2014 and to this day, executives from our firm volunteer in the Job-Pairs mentoring program, offering free professional guidance to young graduates to help them successfully enter the job market. Job Pairs is under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute for Human Resource Management (ΕΙΜΑΔ), as part the Human Resource Management Association of Greece (ΣΔΑΔΕ).
KPMG’s “Εκτός Εργασίας; Εντός Ευκαιρίας!” program involves support to individuals seeking employment and is addressed to two groups: young people with no work experience and senior, former executives, with at least 5 years of work experience. The seminars are organized twice a year in cooperation with Innovathens powered by Samsung.