In Tokyo, children living in group homes participated in the AbbVie
Foundation’s SEEK (Science Engineering Exploration Knowledge) program,
which gives young students hands-on insight into the scientific
In Bogota, Columbia, children benefited from a new space that will
be used for different activities, including doubling as a classroom
and chapel. Children also received academic support from volunteers
who instructed them in math and language.
In Budapest, Hungary, AbbVie employees renovated a local secondary
school, offered health lectures to illustrate the dangers of smoking,
offered tips for preventing hepatitis C infection and provided insight
into living a healthier lifestyle.
Many other projects around the globe provided improvements for local
schools that touched the lives and hearts of many communities.
Based in North Chicago, AbbVie targeted North Chicago Community High
School and the Neal Math & Science Academy for library
revitalizations, dramatically renovating each with new furniture,
books, resources and computers.
“Every year we do something, and we get to see the
before-and-after,” said Scott Pounders, explaining why he had chosen
to spend a beautiful summer day inside renovating a library for
hundreds of students he’d never met.
“I just wanted to help,” Pounders said.