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#InnovativeCharity with Visa and Portmone.com Portal Supports UNICEF Inclusive Education Program

  • From December 18, 2017 to January 27, 2018 [1], for each Visa card transaction on the portal Portmone.com, Visa will transfer 1 UAH from its funds to support UNICEF Inclusive Education Program
  • The goal of the Inclusive Education Program is to improve the conditions for access to high-quality pre-school education for children in Ukraine and to make the education system inclusive

December 14, 2017 – UNICEF, Visa and the portal Portmone.com announce the launch of the campaign #InnovativeCharity. For each transaction carried out on the portal Portmone.com with a Visa card from December 18, 2017 to January 27, 2018 inclusive [2], Visa will transfer 1 UAH to support the UNICEF Inclusive Education Program [3].

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of inclusive education for children in Ukraine. The program of the United Nations Children's Fund "Inclusive Education", which will restore or create inclusive rooms in 25 kindergartens in Ukraine, is designed to make quality preschool education accessible for children with disabilities.

Today, most kindergartens in Ukraine are not suitable for children with disabilities. All children need inclusive rooms for the development and upbringing but they are extremely important for children with disabilities. Every child has the right to education and development from the first years of life.

The inclusive education is special because it not only contributes to the better development of children with special educational needs, but also teaches all children to naturally perceive and tolerate human differences.

"Inclusive education underlies the formation of an inclusive society in which, first and foremost, the personality is respected and valued, and everyone has the opportunity to develop according to individual needs, opportunities and interests.

It is very consonant with the values ​​of Visa - respect for individuality, acceptance of different points of view and creation of such conditions in which everyone can freely realize their potential, develop both in personal and professional terms.

Within the framework of the campaign #InnovativeCharity, Visa has already made a charitable donation of 50 thousand US dollars to the UNICEF Inclusive Education Program. From December 18, 2017 to January 27, 2018, every Ukrainian can support this important social project by simply making payments online. I hope that together we can draw public attention to the importance of inclusive education," said Dmytro Krepak, Acting Group Country Manager, CIS&SEE, Visa.

“We welcome Visa and Portmone.com supporting the establishment of inclusive education in Ukraine. With donations gathered thanks to the campaign, UNICEF will make around 25 kindergartens accessible for children with disabilities in different regions of Ukraine. It is every child’s right to develop and learn. And together we can turn disability into #thisability,“ noted Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine.

“Portmone.com, in essence, has always been about freeing customer's time from routine for what is really important in life. It can be family, children, helping others, etc. These way, we see the highest mission of our business activity. It is why we are participating in a joint campaign with Visa, aimed at supporting children with disabilities. We believe that helping those who need it most is another step to a better, more harmonious society,” commented Svyatoslav Коmаhа, CEO, Portmone.

The campaign will run from December 18, 2017, to January 27, 2018.

Details and terms of the campaign are available at visa.com.ua, portmone.com.

[2] Charitable campaign may be terminated ahead of schedule in accordance with clause 5.3. of the Rules
[3] The details of the campaign and the Rules are available on
www.visa.com.ua, www.portmone.com , www.unicef.org

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About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere.  As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com , www.visa.com.ua , https://www.facebook.com/VisaUA , http://www.visanewscissee.com/

About UNICEF
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children visit 
www.unicef.org . Follow UNICEF on Twitter and Facebook

About Portmone.com

Portmone.com is the largest independent online payment and money transfer service in Ukraine. The company first appeared on the market in 2002, and now its services are used by about 2 million individual clients and 1,400 organizations.

The service offers a wide range of regular payments (mobile payments, utilities, television and Internet, insurance, taxes, bank loans, etc.) and card-to-card money transfers.

Portmone.com provides a variety of proven IT solutions for banking, mobile communications industry, e-commerce and services industry.

Key figures:

  • More than 1 million registered users choose Portmone as the preferred payment channel on the Internet
  • Over 1.8 million customers make monthly payments through Portmone.com
  • Portmone process more than 3 million transactions with payment cards every month


Contacts
Anna Serdyuk
Corporate Communications director for CISSEE, Visa
tel.: +38044 22 00 300;
aserdyuk@visa.com

 

 
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