During its second 2011 Board of Directors meeting held this past October, the Bel Foundation selected ten new projects that will be overseen by associations in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, France, Great-Britain, Madagascar, Senegal, Togo and Vietnam.
Association pour la Promotion et le Développement de la Jeunesse – Senegal
The goal of the association is to contribute to the socio-economic development of communities in the Diourbel region by improving the living conditions of vulnerable populations, and in particular those of children.
Project supported: The establishment of a pilot Moringa cultivation and transformation unit to fight against malnutrition.
Avenir en Héritage – ANGE - Togo
The mission of Avenir en Héritage is to bring together partners in the South holding a project and partners in the North wishing to help them.
Project supported: The development of the agro-livestock farm “Mon refuge” to guarantee for the long term the hosting of underprivileged children ant to improve their nutritional state.
FareShare – Great Britain
FareShare is a British association dedicated to fighting hunger and food waste in the United Kingdom.
Project supported: The creation of cooking workshops for children and young people living in London’s disadvantaged suburban neighbourhoods.
Hellen Keller International – Ivory Coast
The mission of HKI is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged; HKI prevents blindness and reduces malnutrition working in 22 countries around the world.
Project supported: Pilot program that aims at creating small farms and gardens to improve and diversify the diets of 600 children.
La Voie de la Lune – France
La Voie de la Lune provides support to disadvantaged families in the 19th district of Paris.
Project supported: An awareness program aimed at both children and parents to improve eating habits.
The Salesians of Don Bosco – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Salesians of Don Bosco are working to educate children, especially poor, excluded or exploited children.
Project supported: The creation of a school garden at a street children’s centre.
Manao - Madagascar
Manao supports social, education, health, and economic development projects in Madagascar and raises the awareness of the French population on the realities of life in the country.
Project supported: The construction of a cafeteria on the Béfoza domain, in order to guarantee 3 meals a day for the children who are educated there.
Mond’Action – Togo
The Mond’Action association helps children and families in distress through food, education and healthcare in France and around the world.
Project supported: A program improving the nutritional conditions of abandoned or orphaned children thanks to agricultural activities that will generate income.
Un Enfant Par La Main – Vietnam
The mission of Un Enfant Par La Main is to support the poorest children and families through the sponsorship of children.
Project supported: A malnutrition prevention and reduction program for children under the age of 5 in Bach Thong, Vietnam.
Unis-Cité - France
Unis-Cité’s mission is to promote the development of the Civic Service in France. This program allows young people to be involved in missions with actors of the general interest.
Project supported: The pilot program "Vitamins" which aims to prevent childhood obesity in poor neighbourhoods.