|By Business Wire||
|September 25, 2012 03:52 PM EDT||
Bluedrop Performance Learning’s (TSX-V: BPL) President and CEO, Emad Rizkalla, was in attendance to see President Bill Clinton showcase the DreamBuilder project in the Opening Plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting being held in New York City this week. Bluedrop is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and a team member of the DreamBuilder project team.
The DreamBuilder project was selected as one of only six projects, from all over the world that was showcased in the opening plenary on the main stage. It was recognized in front of world leaders, multinational CEOs, international media and celebrities. Tracy Bame, President of the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation was on stage to acknowledge their commitment. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has invested several million dollars in helping disadvantaged women reach their potential.
Emad Rizkalla, President and CEO of Bluedrop said of the announcement, “Sometimes we forget how the work we do helps women and small business owners to get ahead or enables nurses to improve their patient care or even helps improve safety for personnel flying on military aircraft. This week, the profound significance of our work came crashing home when I heard the news about our DreamBuilder project with Thunderbird School of Global Management of Phoenix.”
The other speakers at the opening plenary with President Clinton were: Michael T. Duke, President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations; and Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank.
In late 2011, Bluedrop entered into a partnership with Thunderbird School of Global Management to host the service on the CoursePark Campus platform and to build courseware for women living in rural areas of Chile and Peru. DreamBuilder will provide business skills training to help marginalized women in these countries to start or grow small businesses and entrepreneurship skills.
The CGI was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, to bring together global leaders to forge solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Each CGI member will create a Commitment to Action which is a solidly defined plan to address a major global challenge of their choice and ability. Since the inception of the CGI, there have been more than 2,100 Commitments to Action, which are believed to have positively impacted the lives of almost 400 million people in over 180 countries.
Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in effective workplace learning for individuals, corporations, the military and the public sector. Bluedrop transforms workplace learning globally. Through the development and implementation of pragmatic learning technologies and content, Bluedrop improves opportunities for individuals and the overall performance of organizations. CoursePark® (www.coursepark.com) is Bluedrop's cloud-based learning management solution for enterprise and individual learning and contains over 5000 third party online courses from the world's leading publishers and the expert down the street. The CoursePark platform launched in 2011 and is growing quickly with registered users in 100 countries. Bluedrop is also a recognized leader in producing mission critical training solutions for Defence and Aerospace, and provides custom online courseware, virtual training devices and virtual reality simulation for international military and commercial aviation clients. Founded in 1992, Bluedrop has over 120 employees and is headquartered in St. John's, NL, with 5 additional offices in Canada and one in the US.