Egis India has donated computers to the Indian NGO PVR Nest, a pioneer organisation in the Indian entertainment industry. The aim of its work is to support the education of the most vulnerable children through educational, social and cultural activities
As part of the Nouvelle Route du Littoral (Coastal Road) project, Egis made a financial donation to the charity OSCAR to fund the construction of three new classrooms at Agnafiafy general education college in Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar.
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
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.
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.