RENAULT FINANCED OVER 330 PROJECTS WORLDWIDE IN 2013
MOROCCO: THE FIGHT AGAINST SCHOOL DROPOUT
Since February 2012 – the date of the Tangier plant opening – Renault Morocco has been working together with local organizations, and in particular on the issue of mobility access for the population in the Fahs Anjra area. To improve access to education for the students in the region and fight against school dropout, we have financed the purchases of buses to take the children to school.
BRAZIL: SAFE DRIVING LESSONS IN MINI-CLIO
The Renault Institute in Brazil in partnership with Ecovia, the entity that manages the highway near the Renault plant, opened the “The Road and Me” track in 2013. The Renault Institute provides students in public schools in Sao José dos Pinhais with educational material. The children, aged from six to ten, learn about the highway code and how to understand road signs. They then get to put their classroom learning to the test on a special track, as pedestrians but also as drivers, at the wheel of electric mini-Clios with a top speed of 6 km/h!
COLOMBIA: EMPOWERING GIRLS
In Colombia, a sexual abuse incident against a woman occurs every hour. And in 85% of cases, the victim is under-age. To fight against this situation, Renault recently backed a program called “Conduciendo nuestro destinos” (“Taking control of our destiny”) inspired by a worldwide campaign “Because I’m a Girl” developed by the NGO PLAN. The year-long program, ending in April 2013, addressed young girls from disadvantaged communities in Carthagena. Drawing on art therapy, self-defense and access to education, the initiative aimed to put the girls back in charge of their destiny. In all, 600 girls aged from 10 to 21 were able to benefit from the program.
SOUTH AFRICA: WOMEN IN CHARGE
INSPIRE is a leadership program from the Valued Citizens Initiative, supported by Renault in South Africa. For the ninth consecutive year, the program focused on education for girls, who are seen as key players in the country’s development. As part of the initiative, 105 schoolgirls from the Ekurhuleni District travelled to Renault’s South African head office to present their local initiatives and talk with young South African leaders.