The Air France Foundation is committed to helping others
— La Fondation
Faced with this unprecedented health crisis, the Air France Foundation is acting in a spirit of cooperation and solidarity to provide comfort, material and moral support to those in need. In response to the urgency of the situation, the Air France Foundation has made the following financial contributions -
25,000 euros to finance 100 computers for disadvantaged young people
100 young people living below the poverty line in Cachan and Aulnay-sous-Bois and requiring help with their schooling have each received a computer. The Air France Foundation is a partner of the Break Poverty Foundation which is conducting this operation.
40,000 euros for the AKAMASOA association created by Father Pedro in Madagascar
As lockdown is mandatory in Madagascar, the AKAMASOA association supports over 600 families who are obliged to scavenge for food in trash bins at night. For more than 30 years, Father Pedro and his teams have been building villages to accommodate over 30,000 people including 15,000 children who all go to school.
1,500 audio headsets for patients
These headsets are donated to the Henri-Mondor, Albert-Chenevier, Georges-Clémenceau hospitals and Emile-Roux and Dupuytren hospital geriatric units for patients isolated from their relatives and seniors in geriatric units. They are used for one of their main activities right now – watching television – and allow patients sharing a double room to respect the tranquillity of their roommate.
The Air France Foundation has also created other solidarity initiatives such as support for the elderly – Air France staff’s children send a letter, a drawing or video to nursing home residents, “hygiene masks” creation workshop – Air France staff help to make masks in line with AFNOR guidelines for medical staff at Necker hospital for sick children and the SOS Villages d’enfants association or educational support with SOS Villages d’enfants – Air France staff share their academic knowledge with children. The Air France Foundation is also making appeals fordonations to support the organizations working with the most disadvantaged populations in this particularly difficult context.
The Air France Foundation, set up in 1992 by Air France, finances projects helping children and young people who are sick, disabled or in great difficulty, in countries where Air France operates. Over the years, it has forged ties with associations and NGOs, based on the belief that access to education, training, cultural and leisure pursuits constitutes the best preparation for life’s great journey. In 2020, the Air France Foundation will pay particular attention to projects devoted to environmental awareness.