Sep,2014

MAP brings bright smiles to children in Georgia

MAP brings bright smiles to children in Georgia

When Adela, a Senior Brand Manager for Wrigley Romania, and six other Wrigley Associates were assigned to a small school in the town of Mtskheta, Georgia, through the Mars Ambassador Program (MAP), she soon found she was gaining exciting professional development experiences as well as making a positive difference to children’s lives. “Even though we ambassadors came from seven different countries and very different backgrounds, it was easy to see that we shared the same culture: the Five Principles. Our Principles united us and helped us work together as a team from the very first moment,” says Adela, who feels the experience improved her ability to achieve her development objective of Managing with Vision and Purpose.With the support of on-the-ground partner, Save the Children—a non-governmental organization that provides programs and services to children in need around the world—the ambassadors helped restore the school’s gym and taught students about healthy lifestyles, including oral care. The team taught oral health basics, like the importance of brushing teeth properly, and developed a fun and interactive way to share essential oral health messages.Theresa, Assistant Market Evolution Manager, Wrigley China, who also joined the MAP project, feels that the experience she gained on the assignment has changed her outlook: