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SHARING THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF ACTIVITIES

  QUITERIE CAMUS QUITERIE CAMUS
Deputy Director, Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation

 

 
       
       
   

Supporting others during lockdown

Since 2014, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has awarded Commitment grants to charities supported by the Group's employees. A total of 18 charities have already benefited from this support.

During this unusual year, paying tribute to the sense of solidarity arising from the Covid-19 crisis and highlighting the initiatives of those involved in charitable causes was more important than ever. In 2020, two charities received grants after a vote by Lagardère employees via the Group's intranet portal.

On the occasion of a virtual meeting on Teams with the LL Network, the grants were awarded to:

  • Kannjawou, the sailing library, put forward by Manon Guilbaud (Lagardère Publishing), which transports mobile digital libraries created by Libraries Without Borders to an isolated region of Senegal;
  • NGO Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, sponsored by Laurence Lesbre (Lagardère Publishing), which pays for care for children in Ivory Coast suffering from serious heart defects waiting for an operation in France, once the borders reopen.

During the ceremony, Alexandre Duval-Stalla, founder of Lire Pour en Sortir, a charity supported by the Foundation that helps people in prison to integrate through reading, reiterated the essential role of helping others during this period and the importance of reading as a way of sharing.

www.fondation‑jeanluclagardere.com

  Kannjawou, the sailing library / NGO Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque