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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Casa Famiglia

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club sponsors the running costs of four Casa Famiglia houses run by the Hong Kong based NGO, Hong Fu, a charity that provides services and support for people with both physical and mental disabilities.

L'Occitane Foundation offers support to equine training programme for the visually impaired

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The Fondation L'Occitane is offering support to ARAC, a French NGO that works with visually impaired people to develop riding and associated skills.

Shanghai Rotary donates wheelchairs to NGOs in China

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In 2006, the Rotary Club of Shanghai partnered with the Rotary Club of Burlingame to provide new wheelchairs to needy people in and around Shanghai.

Le Déclick establishes a digital workshop for the mentally ill

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Le Déclick, a Canadian NGO established to assist young people with a range of mental and physical problems with re-entering the workforce, has set up a digital workshop in partnership with a private company, Les Chantiers Numériques inc.

L'Occitane Foundation funds cataract operations in Burkina Faso

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The L'Occitane Foundation, established by L'Occitane, a French company that makes beauty and healthcare products, has donated 75,000 fCFA. for 5 years to help pay for cataract operations in Burkina Faso, where it is estimated that 65% of blindness is caused by cataracts. The project has been...

L'Occitane Foundation offers support to visually impaired children

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The L’OCCITANE Foundation has lent its support to Helen Keller International’s ChildSight program, helping improve the eyesight and academic potential of economically disadvantaged children in the U.S.

The L'Occitane Foundation helps to fund an eye care centre in Bangladesh

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ORBIS, an international NGO fighting against avoidable blindness in developing countries, is working with the L'Occitane Foundation to establish an opthalmology unit in Bangladesh. The unit will be established in an urban hospital and will have three satellite centres which will provide eye...

Cheval Dire and Sanofi Aventis cooperate in a new form of therapy for disabled children

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Since 2005, Sanofi S.A., a French multinational pharmaceutical company based in Paris, has provided donations of funding and equipment to Cheval Dire, a French NGO working in children's health and the rehabilitation of mistreated animals.

Sanofi Aventis and Handicap International cooperate to help earthquake victims in Pakistan

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On October 8, 2005, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the north of Pakistan, causing over 73,000 deaths and nearly 3.5 million homeless. Sanofi-aventis reacted by donating medicine for emergency kits sent by TULIPE (Emergency Transfers from the Pharmaceutical Industry),...

Handicap International and Sanofi -aventis develop a programme to fight diabetes in developing countries

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In 2006, Sanofi-Aventis launched pilot programs to help improve diabetes disease management in developing countries, in conjunction with the NGO Handicap International, Sante Diabete Mali and other local NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.