Regions in Action

Passionate Trenders are actively helping improve their communities

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education – Taiwan

We are working toward a chance for a better future for underprivileged kids in Taiwan through a series of interesting and inspiring classes on  scratch programing, 3D printing, self-driving cars, and robotics. And because good education requires a continuous effort and support from local teachers, we also train teachers to develop STEM curricula for their students.

Since 2016 more than 100 teachers have been certified and over 300 students from 15 schools have completed the training. 

What’s Your Story? poster competition – Australia and New Zealand

Launched in Australia in 2015 to help empower young people to be responsible, successful, and secure online, the competition expanded to New Zealand in 2017.

Since then more than 400 people have participated.

The Smile Project – Japan

Since Japan's 2011 Tohoku earthquake, our local employees have been helping with cleanup, planting, and education and providing emotional support to the victims. Raising more than 1M dollars through Give and Match donations, Trenders have also served thousands of hours to help rebuild their local communities.

We’ve expanded the program to many other areas affected by natural disasters in Japan, such as 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, 2017 heavy rainfall in Kyushu District, and 2018 torrential rain in western Japan.

Click Right! and “What’s Your Story” Art Caravan – Philippines

The Click Right! initiative in the Philippines raises awareness among parents, youth, educators, and guardians about internet safety and cybersecurity issues young people face today. Projects include social media engagement, an active learning roadshow brought to schools and spaces frequented by young Filipinos all over the country, and the What’s Your Story? art caravan. This annual art competition encourages the youth to speak up and influence their peers about responsible internet use through art pieces that spark exciting conversations.

Since its inception in 2013, the annual What’s Your Story? art caravan reached out to more than 6,000 children and received more than 1,400 entries countrywide.