ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 2, 2018 — The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), an NGO focused on eradicating global child abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation, announced it received a $50,000 grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. “Motorola Solutions Foundation’s continued support allows us to unite global networks dedicated to child protection,” said Ambassador Maura Harty, President and CEO of ICMEC.
This latest support from Motorola secures funding for professional development of first responders and strategy discussions about advanced technology solutions at ICMEC’s 10th Annual Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN) Conference. ICMEC operates the GMCN, which includes 32 organizations from 28 countries, as a platform for countries to globally address solutions that create a safer world for children. Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as ICMEC, which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives. “ICMEC helps nurture a healthy relationship between advocacy, field operations and capacity building in the area of child protection. I am honored to serve on its Board of Directors,” said Travis Heneveld, Director, UN and International Accounts at Motorola Solutions, Inc.
This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will support programs that help more than 3 million students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe. “The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to support the work of ICMEC,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that are fostering innovation, building partnerships and driving change.”
For 20 years, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children has led contributions in eradicating child abduction, sexual abuse, and exploitation. The organization advocates for better global and regional child protection laws, trains police officers, educators, and health professionals around the world to recognize and respond to child sexual abuse and exploitation and collaborates with international partners to make the world safer for children.
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this through strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation.