Foyer strengthens its support to the NGO ‘Aide à l’Enfance de l’Inde et du Népal’ with a donation of € 21 575
On 27 May 2021, Benoît Dourte, Foyer’s Human Resources Director and Amira Hellal, coordinator of the Group’s CSR Humanitarian Working Group, presented a cheque for € 21,575 to Françoise Binsfeld, Director and Patrick Fava, Administrative and Financial Manager of the NGO Aide à l’Enfance de l’Inde et du Népal (AEIN). This financial support, the result of an auction of objects and furniture to the staff of Foyer, is part of the ongoing partnership between the Group and the NGO.
A partnership for education and youth
Since June 2020, Foyer and AEIN have been partners in a long-term development project in the field of education and youth, focused on the reconstruction of a school in a rural community in Nepal affected by the 2015 earthquakes.
The project does not stop there, however, and includes other aspects such as teacher training, awareness-raising for parents on children’s rights, training in sustainable agriculture, promotion of entrepreneurship, and the creation of a cooperative, all with the aim of giving the community the means to make the project sustainable over time, and to become, in the long term, an actor in its own development.
In addition to its own resources, AEIN has received financial support from the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE) since 2005, through the means of an “accord cadre”. On 3 February 2021, AEIN renewed its cooperation agreement with the MAEE and once again benefits from the Ministry’s co-financing of up to 80% for its projects in Nepal. This is an undeniable advantage for carrying out its projects and empowering the most vulnerable social groups in rural communities in Nepal.
A meaningful project
In search of a meaningful humanitarian project as part of its CSR strategy, Foyer was seduced by AEIN’s programme and enthusiasm. This is how the partnership was born, initially based on support in the form of skills sponsorship made available to the NGO by Foyer employees. Then, to go one step further and involve all employees in the partnership, Foyer has also set up a micro-donation system on salaries, the Payroll Giving, allowing voluntary employees to make a monthly micro-donation of their salary to the partner NGO, member of the Payroll Giving Luxembourg Consortium. This new donation completes these actions, with a view to a long-term partnership between the financial Group and the NGO.