The Alstom Foundation announced its final selection of projects submitted for the 2019 period. With the total 158 project presented, Alstom employees once again demonstrated their commitment to charity and community support.
Alstom Foundation, Istanbul / Turkey from the "bidown Independent Living and Career Academy", select the project.
“BiDown Academy of Independent Life and Career” is an educational project for young people with Down syndrome who complete school education and need support to have their own independence and business skills. The aim of this project is to design educational tools and materials to teach adults the skills needed in daily and professional life, such as money management, public transport use, communication, cooking, career planning, which benefit adults throughout their lives.
Alstom Turkey General Manager Arban Çitak "We are very happy that we selected by Alstom Foundation. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of our business life. We are committed to our commitment to work with local partners to produce social impact and to support our community. ”
How I am delighted to see my colleagues at Alstom showing their citizenship commitments so strongly, erk said Barry Howe, Secretary General of the Alstom Foundation. Committed to supporting local communities, Alstom has decided to increase the Foundation's annual budget for project funding. From this year onwards, our Foundation will have an 50 Million Euro budget with an increase of over 1.5% over the previous years. In this way, it will be possible to support projects with more and / or higher budgets. ”
This year, the Foundation's Board of Directors chose the 2019 project to finance the 20 / 25 budget, which means a significant increase compared to the 16 project financed last year.
Founded in 2007, the Alstom Foundation collaborates with local NGOs and non-profit organizations to undertake initiatives aimed at improving the living conditions of the communities in which our company's facilities and project sites are located around the world, supporting and financing projects proposed by Alstom employees. Our Foundation's projects focus on four axes: Mobility, Environment, Energy and Water and Socio-Economic Development.