In September 2016, UNESCO published its 12th “Global Education Monitoring Report”; a document that emphasizes on the scale of the progress to be accomplished to reach the 4th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal by 2030: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote life-long learning opportunities for all.” When you become aware of the scale of education’s impact on economic development, you realize that the stakes are huge.

Education and training represent a major part of our Foundation’s Local Development mission and make up more than 30 % of the micro-initiatives supported. In this newsletter, we present six associations that we have chosen to support because they have a holistic view of education; from primary school to a steady, secure first job. Family’s involvement, corporate partnerships, participative pedagogy; these associations all have innovative ways of promoting this wonderful tool for development.


Happy reading!

Xavier Drago
General Delegate of the Air Liquide Foundation


Improving neo-natal and maternal care in Togo

Childbirth represents a major public health issue in Togo, where nearly one in five births is still impacted by infant and maternal mortality, and only around a dozen anesthetists serve a population of 6.2 million. Yet anesthesia and intensive [...]...

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Micro-credit for the less fortunate in Argentina

The Air Liquide Foundation provides support for Caring Loans, a micro-entrepreneurship program initiated in the town of San Cayetano, in the large suburb of Buenos Aires. The idea behind the program is to help the most underprivileged residents launching [...]...

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Child abuse: sounding the alarm for emergency aid

AWO Düsseldorf cares for children that are victims of abuse in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The project’s sponsor and employee of Air Liquide Deutschland, Sophie Bönnemann, for whom this cause is particularly important, talks to us about the Air [...]...

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Studying the impact of climate change through plants

Plants produce a number of gases, including biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs). The chemistry of these compounds is very diverse, enabling plants to defend themselves against stress factors and to communicate with their environment. The study of BVOCs therefore [...]...

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The Under the Pole II comes back from Greenland

Coming back from their expedition along the coast of Greenland, the Under the Pole teammates emotionally moored their WHY shooner to the port of Concarneau on Saturday 26th September 2015. The emotion is shared by their relatives, inhabitants of [...]...

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Support to training of assistance dogs for disabled people.

The Air Liquide Foundation supports the development of the Handi’Chiens association in Brittany. The objective is to train assistance dogs for people physically disabled and for children suffering from autistic disorders, trisomy or poly handicap. Over 1.5 million people [...]...

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The lastest projects approved | October 2015

Education & Training Training in digital techniques for young underprivileged people – Philippines  Training in farming activity development for underprivileged women – India Environment Pilot greenhouse with vegetable garden/ aquaculture synergy  – France Social Creation of a living space [...]...

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