All around the world, millions of children are deprived of their childhood due to their extreme poverty. In particular, they lack the necessary resources to develop and blossom. Fortunately, there are remarkable people that work every day with children in great difficulty, to give them a chance to reintegrate society and prepare a real future.

The Air Liquide Foundation is aware of this major issue and provides support to those in the field helping street children or underprivileged children, as well as in the field of research in order to better protect the lungs of premature babies whose health is at risk. You can read four articles on these subjects in this newsletter!

You will also discover other actions in these pages; two French projects helping reduced mobility persons, for example; one that improves their access to outdoor leisure activities and another that supports the training of assistance dogs. You are also invited to join us in Colombia, where urban agriculture is helping to fight food insecurity and stimulate economic activity in underprivileged neighborhoods of Bogota.

Happy reading!

Xavier Drago
General Delegate of the Air Liquide Foundation


Promoting the reintegration of Cairo street children

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting FACE Children in Need’s ‘street children’ project. This association helps children living on the streets of Cairo with an approach based on respect, to help them sustainably reintegrate society. The distress of Cairo [...]...

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Making nature accessible to mobility impaired people

“The environment is common property, yet nearly a quarter of us cannot fully enjoy it, either because of age, disability, or disease, whereas it is these categories of people that need it the most,” explains Daniel Fricot, President and [...]...

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Assistance dog training center for disabled people

In Brittany, the Air Liquide Foundation endorses Handi’Chiens in its mission to train assistance dogs for children and adults who lack mobility and autonomy. Managing Director of Biotechmarine – an Air Liquide entity – and project sponsor, Guénolé Le Calvez visited the [...]...

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Development of urban farming in Bogota, Colombia

The Air Liquide Foundation supports Projeter Sans Frontières “Sembrando Confianza” (Let’s sow confidence) project. The aim is to find a solution for the lack of food in underprivileged neighborhoods of Bogota, thanks to the development of urban farming. This NGO [...]...

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