MarkTwo Consulting, like many businesses, tries to 'give back' to society and it supports several charities. But it does so wisely by making sure that the charities chosen donate a very high portion of income to their cause (at least Level 3 out of 4) or who have Royal Patrons. You can check how well charities do in this regard by going to Charity Navigator.

4 Charities and community support

1) Amnesty International

A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. It campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

2) Save the Children

A charity which has the vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

3) World Vision

A worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).

4) Greenpeace

A charity which has challenging ideas and takes controversial action. While its actions may be debatable at times it helps to make us all think more about how well we are looking after our planet, the home we share with all others.

5) Community Support

MarkTwo also does some work pro bono for its local community and runs a scheme whereby it gives its Australian consultants support in carrying out charity work of their choice.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT)

In addition, MarkTwo also donates to the GWT which helps people who are at the twilight of their lives and who have worked hard and served faithfully.

Pictured to the right are welfare pensioners Rifleman Lalbahadur Thapa (on left) aged 93 and his younger brother Rifleman Dilbahadur Thapa. Both are decorated veterans of the 6th Gurkha Rifles in WWII. They have to make a 5 day walk every 3 months to collect their Welfare Pensions at the GWT Centre at Myagdi. This money is their only source of income. This income protects them and many of their fellows from desperate poverty and destitution. If there was a minute's silence for every Gurkha casualty from WWII alone then there would be silence for 2 weeks. The GWT operates throughout Nepal and in India which provide both individual and community aid to those in need. It also provides aid to those ravaged by the natural disasters and fires which too often occur in the hills of Nepal.

The GWT cares for ex-Gurkhas and their families. It helps to repay the debt of honour owed the brave Gurkha soldiers, who have fought for freedom around the world for nearly 200 years.

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