Beard Up. Movember for Minds. Let’s Team Up for the Education of Young Minds, One Beard at a Time

Scalefocus’ annual charity competition IT Beards returns for the sixth year in a row, this time in support of the education of youngsters.

In the month dedicated to men’s health, prevention and the fight against prostate cancer, Scalefocus is running its annual IT Beards charity campaign as part of the global Movember movement. The initiative aims not only to focus attention on men’s health, but also to use the positive energy to support a different socially significant cause each year.

In this edition of IT Beards, Scalefocus has partnered with “Teach for Bulgaria” – the foundation that for 13 years supports teachers, develops and trains school teams and builds and introduces good practices in the education system.

What is IT Beards?

IT Beards is an annual online charity photo contest where Scalefocus representatives compete with their beards and moustaches. By purchasing voting points on the initiative’s website, anyone can contribute to raising funds for the company’s chosen cause.

Each year, the main goal of the campaign is not only to donate, but also to give more publicity to the importance of preventive examinations in the month dedicated to men’s health.
Launched in 2018 as an internal initiative, IT Beards has partnered with various organizations over the years, with last year’s edition supporting premature children in Bulgaria, a school for blind children in North Macedonia, and several individual causes chosen by the company’s team in Türkiye.

Choosing “Teach for Bulgaria” for this year’s edition

Education and knowledge sharing have always occupied an important place in Scalefocus’ daily life, and this year’s cooperation with the “Teach for Bulgaria” foundation is a natural extension of the company’s work in the direction of supporting the education of young minds.

“As a team, we have always been highly socially engaged, and colleagues welcome any opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment around us – not only with our work, but also outside of it. Every year, colleagues participate with great enthusiasm in the IT Beards campaign – both by growing beards and by voting. Additional gamification and competitive elements help the good mood and the results come naturally. For yet another year, our entire team stands in support of the opportunity to provide a better education for our children.” – Tsvetelina Eremieva, Chief People Officer at Scalefocus.

In November we let the beards grow for a better future for our children.

Learn more and support the cause here.