In 2010, the CMA CGM Group Foundation for Children has pursued its implication towards the promotion of equal opportunities for children coming from underprivileged backgrounds. They helped Massabielle in Marseilles
Massabielle association is leading an action among young people living in Malpassé neighborhood – a suburb experiencing social difficulties around Marseilles.
Thanks to the CMA CGM Group Foundation’s support, the association opened in 2011 a life center – the Bernadette house – where are welcomed children from the surrounding area. A permanent team with specialized educators offers academic support, but also pedagogical, cultural and sports activities. The team also tries to create new links between young people and the professional world – for example, they help them to find internships – and offers to accompany the families.
“The CMA CGM Group Foundation for Children generously committed itself in the Bernadette’s house construction works hosting every day those who want to do their homework and understand their lessons. Today, 105 families subscribed to the house, which represents around 250 children. I want to sincerely thank the CMA CGM Foundation for its commitment in this project; from all these children and teenagers who now see the future in a different way”
Aymeric O’ Neill, in charge of the Massabielle association