The Group's philosophy, based on ethical commitment and solidarity, aims to support young people over the long term in order to help local communities as fully as possible. Since the creation of this international solidarity programme, the Bolloré Group, operating in 130 countries, has developed a unique policy of local sponsorship. In 2021, donations to associations supported primarily the education and health sectors.
For example, in part by bringing books, the Bibliobus programme promotes the culture of reading in Congo for disadvantaged youth across several Pointe-Noire neighbourhoods. A four-year partnership agreement was signed with the French Institute in the country, which currently enables 1,000 children to benefit from the initiative.
In New Delhi, India, 180 young people with disabilities benefited from financial support for their professional training and for the renovation of a centre adapted to their needs.
Though they are the primary target of the "Earthtalent by Bolloré" solidarity programme, young people are not the only ones that benefit. Our Group also takes action to tackle humanitarian emergencies, as we did in 2021 following torrential rains in Timor-Leste, and more recently in Haiti.