Cameroon: Assitance to populations displaced from the country’s Extreme North

To help the internally displaced populations from the Region of the Extreme North of Cameroon, Egis has collaborated with the Red Cross in organising the collection of food staples and essential goods. More than 250 families, or approximately 1 500 persons in total have been able to benefit from donations contributed by Egis’ staff


In France : donations, various partnerships

Donations of books and CDs for a rehabilitation initiative : Employees at the Montreuil site donated 400 books and 150 CDs to a rehabilitation charity.

Partnership with the charity “Snowboard & Handicap” : For the second year running, Sylvain Bréchet, an Egis employee, is the French adaptive snowboarding champion at Les Angles, a resort in the Pyrenees.

Partnership with Bic for recycling used pens: All ballpoint pens, felt-tips, specialist pencils, erasers, markers, highlighters, and correctors in tube or mouse form are recovered (except lead pencils), regardless of their brand or material. For every writing instrument collected, €0.02 is donated to the charity or to the school of our choice.


Brazil: Egis sponsors the “pernas pra que te quero” event

On 21 June 2015, in the nautical park of Curitiba, Egis took part in the “Pernas pra que te quero” event, a race for children in wheelchairs. Supported by the state of Paraná’s rehabilitation association (APR), the event was inspired by the story of Karolina Cordeiro, who gave up everything to dedicate herself to her son Pedro and run with him when he had just been diagnosed with paralysis. The APR association supports this innovative challenge so that all children, even those with walking difficulties, can take part in Brazil’s second biggest sporting activity; running. The “Pernas pra que te quero” race has welcomed children in wheelchairs to this Curitiba running route, a circuit previously accessible only to able-bodied children. This event enables children to experience the “thrill of the race” thanks to the legs of those who push them. Find out more about this event (Brazilian website) http://pernaspraquetequero.org.


Mozambique. Recycling of construction waste to assist local populations

N14 national road, a construction site that generates concrete-containing wastes. The project is being implemented in an under developed rural area where school buildings are insubstantial structures. Built from wood and thatch, these schools cannot be used for teaching in all weathers. Aware of this, a team of volunteers from Egis had the idea of recycling wastes from the work site to build a school close to the road project.

 

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