FONDATION ALBATROS IS A FAMILY RUN PHILANTHROPIC ORGANISATION GOVERNED BY SWISS LAW AND BASED IN GENEVA.
Since 2008, Fondation Albatros has been supporting social and humanitarian organisations involved in the improvement of the living conditions and prospects of underprivileged populations through the implementation of sustainable solutions.
The Albatros Foundation came into being because of the desire of its founder, Claude Demole, to offer his aid to the most vulnerable people to enable them to acquire the tools necessary to build a life punctuated with accomplishments synonymous with autonomy and self-worth.
Since 2008, Foundation Albatros has been supporting social and humanitarian organizations involved in the improvement of the living conditions and prospects of underprivileged populations through the implementation of sustainable solutions.
The Foundation is particularly involved in the area of education, first lever of development. In addition, to promote women’s education belongs to its objectives.
To maintain an extensive freedom of action, the objectives of the foundation are broadly defined:
General welfare assistance of disadvantaged people
Assistance for children, particularly in terms of health and education
Medical assistance in various forms, including helping to build hospitals and health centers
Participation in public interest projects in the field of construction (buildings, bridges, roads…)
Participation in cultural programs
The foundation is particularly involved in the areas of education and gender equality promotion.
Furthermore, the Foundation appreciates community development programs.
The Foundation welcomes both private and public partnerships.
OPENING OF THE NEW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS OF THE PSE INSTITUTE IN PHNOM-PENH, CAMBODIA
Students, teachers and the management team benefit from facilities adapted to the high quality vocational training the PSE Institute is dedicated to provide to the poorest.
The School trains to business trades more than 300 students, in particular young women. It offers several vocational curricula leading to diplomas accredited by the Cambodian Ministry of Vocational Training and Labor. It goes from Technical Vocational diplomas to a Bachelor in Business Administration. Curricula cover two to three years of studies.
There are two Technical Vocational Diplomas in Retail Sales and Administration & Accounting, three Higher Diplomas in Human Resources, Retail Business and Accounting and one Bachelor in Business Administration, completed in one year after graduating from one’s of SoB’s High Diplomas.Trainings include a large part of operational learning through projects and internships. They also include the teaching of soft skills. Almost 100% of the graduates enter the Cambodian job market right after the end of their studies. They make rapid progress in their companies.
The Albatros Foundation supports the training of 45 students at the PSE School of Business for the whole length of their curriculum.
The humanitarian organisation Mercy Ships is on a mission in the Republic of Cameroon for the very first time. Its hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, docked in the port city of Douala in mid-August. On-board surgical operations began on Monday, 4 September.
The 400 volunteers who work on board are preparing to provide surgical care to many children and adults in this country!
Mercy Ships plans on performing over 3,000 operations and providing dental care for at least 8,000 patients.
Women are still too often victims of gender discrimination.
Discrimination begins in the womb: many women – influenced by the culture and rituals of their country and subjected to strong pressure from their husbands – have an abortion when they know they are pregnant with a girl. If the pregnancy is carried to term, some baby girls will be killed at birth by their parents, who consider the birth of a girl to be a significant barrier to their economic advancement (infanticide is much less widespread than foeticide).
More worryingly, wealth and economic development do not reduce the preference for a male child. […]