ESCP Europe’s London Campus has an extremely active Student Clubs & Societies scene, allowing for a rich extra-curricular experience alongside classes.
We like to spotlight societies that are making the biggest impact, and this month it’s the turn of the ESCP Europe Sharing Hope Society!
We interviewed President and Co-Founder Costanza Ferreira de Almeida to find out more about the work done by the team.
- Who can join your activity group and what does it involve?
The Sharing Hope Society connects ESCP Europe students to NPH UK, an international organisation helping deprived children in Latin America. We wanted to create a link between ESCP Europe and a charity of this kind to encourage students studying business be equally involved in humanitarian causes. In addition, to contribute to everyday ESCP Europe life we wanted to organise events to raise awareness among the student body. Students can join our activity group, our presentations, and apply for our volunteering trip.
- What would you say to someone who wants to join but isn’t sure?
Becoming a member of the Sharing Hope Society is a great opportunity for students who want to make an impact in the world. ESCP Europe students should join our activities in order to have a better knowledge the world. Not only are we trying to build a network of future managers, but also trying to gather people to become better citizens! Join us to become better citizens and apply to become one of our volunteers!
- What has been your proudest moment as a member of your society?
Organising our first charity student event at Rumba Bar in London has been one of our main achievements. Our main goal was to raise funds for our project in Haiti that we are financing this summer with our volunteers. We gathered around 150 students from different universities, and raised £1,600 with our major event and also our fundraising activities in the Student Lounge at the ESCP Europe London campus.
- What has your society planned for this year?
The Sharing Hope Society has an upcoming volunteering trip to Haiti with a group of 10 students from ESCP Europe. The project is to contribute to the infrastructures of Fondazione Francesca Rava - NPH Italy. We are going to organise many more activities next year when we are based at the ESCP Europe Paris campus.
- What does being a member of the Sharing Hope Society mean to you?
Our society was created by myself and four other Bachelor in Management students. I have been very proud of undertaking such a wonderful set of activities and also happy to connect to students with a more humanitarian perspective. Since a very young age, I have been volunteering for Fondazione Francesca Rava - NPH Italy and have participated in different volunteering missions, including to Haiti and Dominican Republic. This means a lot to me since I wanted to help financing a paediatric hospital in Haiti where I volunteered last summer. I want to share my experience with other students who are interested in helping deprived communities - that's why I co-founded this society.
If you would like to become a member of this society, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.