WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco announced today that its Tyco Cares Foundation will expand two key programs in Latin America and China that provide access to educational opportunities for young people, reflecting the foundation's commitment to support safer, smarter communities in areas in which Tyco operates.
In Latin America, the foundation will expand its Security and Technology Training for Youth Employment program, which prepares young people in developing communities for careers in the security industry. The highly successful program, which has been operating in Rio de Janeiro since 2011, will expand to São Paulo and Santiago this year and Argentina in 2017.
In China, Tyco Cares and Tyco's Asia business have grown their partnership with the Dandelion School in Beijing, which educates children of migrant workers, through a USD 86,000 (RMB 570,000) donation of a fire alarm system and water sprinkler products for the school's new campus, set to open next year. Migrant workers and their families make up about 10 percent of the Chinese population, and these children face major barriers to education, such as poverty and an unstable lifestyle. Since the partnership with the school began in 2013, Tyco's Asia business and its employees have donated time, money and products totaling an additional USD 25,000 (RMB 167,000).
"We are proud to expand these longstanding partnerships that are making a real difference to communities and young people in need," said Art Jones, Tyco's Vice President of Global Public Affairs and President of the Tyco Cares Foundation. "By improving access to employment and educational opportunities for youth, we are ensuring that they have the tools and skills to succeed, whether it's in advancing their education or starting their working careers."
Tyco (NYSE: TYC) is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. Tyco has over 57,000 employees in more than 900 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business. For more information, visit www.tyco.com.
ABOUT TYCO CARES
The Tyco Cares Foundation is focused on creating safer and smarter communities and protecting what matters most. In particular, the foundation is committed to saving lives, creating resilient communities, improving access to employment and educational opportunities, and inspiring youth engagement.
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