The Saint-Gobain Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary !

June 14 2018

In 2008, the Saint-Gobain Foundation was born. Over the past 10 years, it has supported 148 projects led by 115 non-profit organizations, of which 4 are in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Our mission:

In 2008, the Group General Management and its CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar created a structure to support local communities and inclusive social development in fields related to Saint-Gobain’s areas of expertise:

  • Sustainable construction and renovation of social housing - We provide financial support for construction or refurbishment projects to create healthy, attractive, warm, affordable and eco-responsible living places.
  • Professional integration of young adults - We enable organisations to train and supervise young adults into or back into employment by learning a trade or profession.

And so, the Saint-Gobain Foundation was born.

Many of the projects we support have a common goal of living together (day centers, intergenerational solidarity, etc.).

As a link between the non-profit sector and the company, the Saint-Gobain Foundation is also committed to the local communities in the regions where the Group operates.

In sub-Saharan Africa: 

In sub-Saharan Africa, the Saint-Gobain Foundation has already supported four projects in three different countries: 

  • We funded and provided technical expertise for the renovation of the Kinbu Primary School in Accra, Ghana.
  • We funded the foundations and walls of four classrooms for the Nagum Primary School in Kenya.
  • In 2012,we partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build 40 homes in Diepsloot, a township northwest of Johannesburg in South Africa.
  • We partnered with the Adopt-a-School Foundation in South Africa and assisted three schools that desperately needed additional facilities:

- Sonwabo Primary School in Gugulethu (Western Cape)

- Inyonemhlophe Secondary School in Isipingo (KwaZulu-Natal)

- Mvelaphanda Primary School in Tembisa (Gauteng)

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