1% for the people
Foster & Little decided to devote part of his income to an action within a more sustainable world.
If Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, decided to devote 1% of income from their business on the protection of the environment (see link), Foster & Little has also decided to devote a of its revenues to a topic directly related to training activities.
We have chosen to devote 1% of our revenues to fund education projects in less developed countries.
At this point, for 2011, we decided to fund the projects of the association “Africa 2000”, which since 1982 provides support in the rural community of Diarrère located 155 km southeast of Dakar.
They finance today:
- A nursery school
- A primary school classes with two toilet blocks
- A house of women and early childhood
- One hundred cataract operations, organized by the association “Doctors of the Desert” in the village of Thiadiaye
Africa2000 adheres to the ethical code of the TIEA (Association for Ethics in Fundraising). This means that members and donors can get their balance sheets on request.