Marking the PYME week in Chile, a week with special focus on small and medium companies, our office in Chile had important visitors. The representative of the Ministry of Economy in the city of Concepción, Ivan Valenzuela, as well as the regional director of ProChile, Sandra Ibanez, paid a visit to the office in Concepción. Graintec was chosen as an example for exporting services and as a good example of contributing to the economy in the region.
Graintec Ltda.’s Manager Roberto Schalchli gave a presentation of the company and our services, with special focus on our experience in exporting services and ability to work on projects in other countries.
The news this week is indeed a happy follow-up. In December 2014, GRAINTEC announced the annual Christmas donation to be a project of improving a pre-school facility for 80 children in the small village of Oumbega in Benin. Through a donation to BØRNEfonden (a none profit Danish organization), the project should ensure new classroom facilities with latrines and water tanks – and we are very pleased to pass on the latest news from the construction site: We are on schedule! And the outlook of making deadline as of June 2015 is very promising. Thanks to all our customers – your business is appreciated!
The construction workers, parents, teachers and children are doing a great job in completing this great opportunity for the little community and we are glad to see it has become a joint effort. Education is one of the most important drive forces of development, and we are assured this donation will help to improve the future living conditions of the people in Oumbega. We are looking forward to see the final result this summer.
If you would like to know more of BØRNEfonden and their projects in Benin, please find more information here:
Graintec Ltda. in Chile decided to sponsor a social activity for children who need social support in the city of Concepción, where our Chilean office also is located.
As an extra Christmas present, Graintec Ltda. gave breakfast to 70 children and a foosball table as a present for the group. The activity took place and was arranged with the “Ciudad del Niño”, which is a center and gathering point for children that are classified as vulnerable and with social challenges.
The day was a success and the happy faces of the children said it all. We hope to continue this activity in the future and be part of changing lives.
Picture source: Ciudad del Niño
Our Christmas donation for 2014 will this year improve the pre-school facilities for over 80 children in the village of Oumbega in Benin.
With our donation to BØRNEfonden (member of ChildFund Alliance) a new kindergarten classroom with the necessary facilities (latrines, water tank, etc.) will be constructed. 82 children will be able to come here every day, in all kinds of weather. Also, they can look forward to a new playground.
Both parents and teachers are going to be trained on the maintenance of the new utilities.
We look forward to follow the project in 2015!
BØRNEfonden works to improve the living conditions for children and young people in the poorest countries in the world.
Our last donation to the Danish Children’s Foundation ”Børnefonden” made it possible to establish a library in connection with a school in Benin.
Education is one of the most important drivers of development, yet there are still many children and young people who do not attend school or have access to proper education. For improving knowledge in the Secondary School of Akonana we sponsored the building of a new Library from the ground up and equipped it with furniture and books and ensured the training of teachers and school parent committee to secure the maintenance and support of the library.
The library is now fully functional and equipped and we are happy to have contributed to this unique project. Read more
BØRNEfonden is an independent development organisation funded by private sponsorships and business partnerships. Together, we assist more than 67.000 children and youth in creating their own future in Togo, Mali, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso and Benin.
BØRNEfonden was founded in 1972 and has since grown to become Denmark’s largest development organisation measured in private funds.
Once a year 12 humanitarian organisations in Denmark join in a aid collection for Africa.
The show will be broadcasted live on Danish television on the 8th February. Several Danish artists participate with music and other kinds of entertainment.
GRAINTEC is proud to participate this year with a donation of DKK 50,000.
The collection will be used for several projects in Africa, including health and education for children i Burkina Faso, sustainable living conditions in Uganda and fistula-camps in The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Mali preschool education is rare and it hardly exists in the country’s rural areas. Here education of young children is urgently needed as it enables them to acquire further learning and create a better future.
The donation in 2011 from GRAINTEC A/S to BØRNEfonden goes to the construction of a «Child Survival and Development Unit/Preschool Unit» in the village of Gouenso in Mali, West Africa.
In 2010 GRAINTEC A/S will again support a project for BØRNEfonden.
The object of this project is building a hut in a small village in Benin, West Africa. This new hut will improve the welfare and conditions of mothers and small children and give them a sheltered place for activities of child health care and nutrition counselling. The hut will also lower the risk of hygienic diseases. A water tank will be constructed next to the hut for easy access to pure drinking water.
Follow the project here during 2011.
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