For the third year running, APRIL Citizen brought together its Lyon-based teams for an information meeting on 18th September in APRILIUM 1.
Some 100 participants attended the meeting to look back over the year and share each other's experience of working with charitable organisations:
- Coup de Pouce Clé: helping children with their reading skills,
- Institut Télémaque: tutoring talented young people from low-income families,
- Emmaüs: devoting a day to show solidarity with members of the Emmaüs community
Projects run by two new partners were also presented:
- ARPEJEH: presenting your profession to disabled school children
- ARTICLE 1: offering support to a class of high-school students with social problems
The biggest change this year is that APRIL Citizen is going digital and being extended to all employees in France, Spain and Brazil thanks to its online platform.
This allows people to sign up to an activity, support a charitable organisation and present a socially-responsible product. Anyone can set up their own account to then add an organisation or simply support the charitable partners already suggested.
The organisation which gets the most likes will be given €1,500.
Well done for this great achievement which makes it quicker and easier to share initiatives and find out more about areas where you can develop charitable activities. I am very proud because so many commitments have been made in this Group, it's part of who we are. Well done everyone,Bruno Rousset, Chairman of the APRIL Group.
"I wanted to help Ahmed and get involved as it's almost our duty as citizens. Through APRIL Citizen, the Group offers a certain number of us the chance to play a part and help out," Emmanuel Morandini, CEO.