A Petits Sons association, Marseilles
The association « A Petits Sons » was created by professional musicians, specialists of early childhood, noticing the benefits of musical practice on children’s development. « A Petits Sons » regularly carries out “music corners” where it offers children various musical activities in several pediatric hospitals.
Winner of the call for projects in 2014, « A Petits Sons » received financing for the acquisition of musical instruments for 200 hospitalized children.
“Thanks to the CMA CGM Corporate Foundation, our “Little Sounds for Big Aches” project could emerge, thus allowing many hospitalized children to escape, express themselves and communicate through music, with “real” instruments. Many thanks to them! » adds Dominique Serin, Manager of the association.
Lebanese Autism Society
The Lebanese Autism Society received the 2014 CMA CGM Corporate Foundation for Children Prize. Founded in 1999 by some parents of autistic children, the Lebanese Autism Society is a pioneer in the care of these people from childhood to adulthood in Lebanon and Middle-East. They bring assistance and support through a specialized educational program, some technical education lessons and professional training.
The Foundation’s support helped them in furnishing a 200m² playground for 80 children.