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Global Entrepreneur Program

Our Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) turns Swiss Re employees into entrepreneurs, encouraging them to push their boundaries as professionals and as people.

A joint initiative with the social enterprise BOOKBRIDGE and Swiss Re Human Resources, GEP challenges employees to build up Learning Centers in Mongolia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka that complement local educational offerings and give community members of all ages a place to come together. Operated as social enterprises by locals for locals, Learning Centers offer quality education, access to books, space for children to play and other materials and services tailored to local needs.

GEP participants, who collaborate with local entrepreneurs and employees from other companies to get each Learning Center up and running in just six months, describe the experience as life-changing. Thanks to the energy, brainpower and personal time that participants have invested in it from the start, this programme is already one of our most successful.

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