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FCRS will receive investment funding over the next two years to support science education at CRS. We greatly appreciate the support and confidence the Foundation has shown in our work and look forward to working with the organisation.

Who are The Merck Family Foundation?

  • Merck is he oldest Pharmaceutical company in the world and continues to push the boundaries of science as a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials.
  • Around 57,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life chances of people across the world.
  • The Merck Family Foundation is funded exclusively by the Merck family and has charitable and non-profit objectives and realizes the Merck family wish to further civil society in sustainable and visible ways at the locations where the company operates
  • The Merck Family Foundation was founded in recognition of the fact that without its employees, the economic success of the Merck Group would not have been possible and therefore wishes to focus its engagement on projects that are based and depend on the civic and voluntary commitment of Merck employees

Our goal in working with Merck is to boost science education at CRS. Over two years the programme will; 

  • improve the physical learning environment
  • provide a science lab
  • support the teaching of science subjects.

By delivering science education that is fully resourced and taught by highly trained and supported staff  CRS will attract additional students, increasing its revenue from school fees while continuing to focus on providing high quality education to vulnerable and marginalised students through the FCRS scholarship scheme, while for the installations of the school,.

Merck’s Head of Digital Sales, Europe, will work with CRS and FCRS on a voluntary basis for the duration of the programme.
“I’m really pleased to be working with FCRS and to be able to help such a worthwhile project. It’s great to be able to use the skills and connections I have built to be able to help these very deserving students and use science to inspire them. The current global situation has layered further challenges on top of an already difficult environment and one which I know I can’t fully appreciate. Despite this, the enthusiasm the students and teachers display for learning is amazing and I’m very proud to be able to feed this ambition. It’s fantastic to be part of a project which helps to drive positive change and to help have a meaningful impact on the future, today, given the global pandemic this seems even more relevant than ever.”

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