London (PRWEB) July 7, 2006
World-Check the leading provider of heightened risk intelligence, today announces its commitment to the world’s largest orphan charity, SOS Children’s Villages. World-Check will be sponsoring fifty children in five villages in Africa and in addition will sponsor a further eight villages across the world.
World-Check is to mark its fifth anniversary by embarking on a social responsibility programme in conjunction with SOS Children’s Villages. These Villages care for orphaned children, very often the innocent and helpless victims of armed conflict and persecution. Initially World-Check will sponsor fifty children from five villages in Liberia, Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe and in addition, World-Check has committed to sponsoring a further eight SOS Children’s Villages in Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Serbia & Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
“World-Check has had 5 extremely successful years since it was founded in late 2000. The company only exists because of bribery, corruption, terrorism, arms dealing, human and drug trafficking,” said David Leppan, CEO and Founder of World-Check. “We felt that we needed to give something back and in particular make a contribution to the societies that suffer most from the very issues World-Check was set up to address.”
Ruth Paskins Gordon, Development Manager of SOS Children’s Villages said, “In many countries where corruption is rife, it is often the children who suffer the most. Where communities and families are torn apart, children’s security and wellbeing are severely endangered. World-Check’s contribution will help us support these children overcome the injustice and hardship they face as well as provide them with a family home, education and future.”
World-Check is looking forward to working together with SOS Children’s Villages to give these children a solid foundation upon which to build a brighter future for themselves and others.
World-Check assists institutions in mitigating reputation, financial and compliance risk by monitoring and correlating information on heightened risk entities. World-Check provides risk-reduction technology to more than 1,800 institutions in more than 130 countries. World-Check technology allows financial institutions to very efficiently screen their new and existing customers for risk on a routine basis. Recognized as an industry pioneer, World-Check has revolutionized and "standardized" global Know Your Customer (KYC) and Politically Exposed Person (PEP) screening. Today, 45 of the world’s top 50 banks and hundreds of regulatory and government agencies use World-Check’s global list of heightened-risk individuals and organizations.
For more information, please visit http://www.world-check.com
About SOS Children’s Villages:
SOS Children’s Villages provide family homes for children who have no one else to care for them. We currently look after 60,000 orphaned or abandoned children in 444 unique children’s villages in 125 countries around the world. Over 750,000 people also benefit from SOS outreach programmes, including nurseries, schools and medical and social centres. SOS Children's Villages also helps in situations of crisis and disaster through emergency relief programmes and continues to support families in Pakistan and tsunami-affected countries.
For more information, please visit http://www.soschildren.org