IN THAILAND, 30 EMPLOYEES OF BNP PARIBAS BANGKOK renovated the Foundation for Slum Child Care s premises, located in the Klongtoey slum. Just before Christmas, they painted and cleaned everywhere from the toilet to the kitchen, also repairing broken equipment or items hazardous for children.
IN VIETNAM, THE BNP PARIBAS HO CHI MINH CITY TEAM,
for its CSR day, decided to experience the daily lives of rural fam- ilies, in Binh Tuan Province, in collaboration with the Mekong Plus foundation. They helped out with farming and gardening duties, while raising awareness about the importance of educa- tion. They also raised funding for the foundation s scholarship programme. In addition, the BNP Paribas Hanoi teams spent the day with 50 children from SOS Children Village, and made a donation to the association.
IN HONG KONG, ANDY LAM, CHIEF DATA OFFICER
of the APAC zone for BNP Paribas, has developed a workshop to promote STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) among teachers at the Man Klu College, so that they can effectively prepare students for the challenges associ- ated with artificial intelligence in the professional world of the future.
T HE HE L P 2HE L P PR O GR A MME PR OMO T E S T HE C OMMI T ME N T T O A S S O CI AT IONS OF GR OUP E MPL O Y E E S Thanks to the involvement of Sophie Milley, an employee of BNP Paribas, the Life Time Projects association, which was elected Coup de Cœur 2019 by employees, received funds to replace a bus in Bolivia which transports children whose parents are in prison to a welcoming drop-in centre and shelter. In India, the Foundation supported the Mellow Circle Prathyasha Home of Hope, where Anisha Ann Koshy volunteers, which welcomes and teaches 18 HIV- positive children near Chennai, and which has constructed a new building for professional training aimed at over 15-year-olds. In Mali, Fadima Kane, Compliance Officer at BICIM, made a donation to the Vision Jeunes Mali association, to replace the functional rehabilitation kits of 17 disabled children from the Centre Médico Éducatif et Social in Missabougou.
Mentoring: personalised support for students
In France, in partnership with Nos Quartiers ont des Talents, 230 Group employees mentor one or more young people per year, thus facilitating their access to jobs and business start-ups.
IN MOROCCO, AT THE TUTORING DAYS HELD FROM 2 TO
8 December 2019, 20 executives volunteered to tutor young students supported by the Moroccan Foundation of the Student, which helps deserving young high school graduates who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The BMCI Foundation, which has also funded scholarships for 28 students, was awarded the Trophée de l Egalité des Chances (Equal Opportunities Award) on 5 December.
Volunteers also repainted and decorated the Child Care Center in Bangkok.
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