Earlier this month activities took place at Marel locations around the world in support to SOS Children’s Villages in Ivory Coast. Tour de Marel is an annual global charity event that took place for the third time in September 2014. Marel employees around the globe united to raise money for SOS Children’s Villages in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.
So far the impact of Marel’s support has been felt. Last year alone Tour de Marel raised over €75,000 for SOS Children’s Villages in Ivory Coast. The money raised was used to build a new school in Yamoussoukro opening its doors to over 200 children this month. Tour de Marel continues to support the children in Yamoussoukro and the money raised this year will be used to support the school and to help ensure that its students are provided with quality education.
Marel is pleased to be able to support education further afield in the global community where even the most basic educational needs of children are often not being met. In order to secure an education for all the children in the SOS village in Yamoussoukro, Marel has begun a three-year partnership with the SOS Children’s Villages. The school’s curriculum will offer a good foundation in primary education for the children in the SOS Children’s Village as well as in the broader community in Yamoussoukro.