Social Responsibilities

For the Children: Improving the Lives of Children Around the World

For the Children is a group of volunteers within Baylis Medical Company who are dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world through fundraising.  Volunteers from departments company-wide work together to plan, advertise and host a variety of company and community events with all the proceeds going to two schools in Africa and one school in Ontario, Canada as well as making donations in response to disaster relief around the world.

Since 2002, our For the Children group has been working with Free the Children, to financially support the building, maintenance and scholarship programs at the Hhashi School in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

We help to support the basic needs for running the school, improve the quality of education, and allow disadvantaged children the opportunity for an education. In return these children have sent us letters, drawings, poems, and more. These items give us a little view of life through their eyes.

Hhashi School is used by children aged 5-18 years old. As well, the school serves as a community center and for adult education in the evenings. Here, the seeds of education are being planted, and the children and community are being provided with the tools that they need to grow in both mind and spirit.

Once the Hhashi school was on-track, For the Children decided to expand help another school: The Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School in Kenya.  This school provides a high level of education to the top students graduating from Free the Children elementary schools. Their school philosophy focuses on community, building on cultural values, valuing diversity, promoting leadership and encouraging active learning.  With this philosophy as a guide, Kisaruni All Girls Secondary School is impacting the future of women in Kenya.

Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. It is an organization dedicated to children helping children and to empowering kids with the necessary skills to become leaders who can make a difference in their communities.”

“Education is the best way to end the exploitation of children and break the cycle of poverty.”

-Craig Kielburger, founder of Kids Can Free the Children

For the Children also works with Breakfast for Learning, by donating funds towards the morning snack program at Broadacres Junior Public School in Etobicoke, Ontario.  All of the children in this school, from junior kindergarten to grade five receive nutritious snacks every day.  This healthy snack not only provides them with the nutrition they need for a productive day at school, but also provides each child with the opportunity to share a table with their classmates, learn about the four food groups and understand the importance of a healthy diet.

“We know that through feeding hungry children, we also nurture strong minds and provide students with the best chance of success possible.”

Breakfast for Learning is the leading, national non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada. We help raise awareness and educate communities about the vital link between proper nutrition and learning through ongoing program support, training, child nutrition education, resources and research.”

In addition to our work with local and international schools, For the Children at Baylis Medical raised funds for disaster relief around the world.  Helping families get back on track after a disaster has taken them out of their home and school, means that children can get back to the classroom sooner.

Baylis Medical Company is proud to be a part of these important local and global initiatives as we work to help improve the lives of children around the world.