The Park Inn by Radisson Luxembourg City hotel has presented the Luxembourg non-profit association, SOS Villages d'Enfants Monde, with a cheque for €1,145 aimed at supporting children in the SOS Children's Village Kankan in Guinea.
In its third year of partnership with the charity, and despite the difficult context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions for the hospitality industry, Park Inn by Radisson has confirmed its continued dedication to SOS Villages d'Enfants Monde with this gesture of solidarity. The sum of €1,145, raised thanks to the efforts of the hotel's employees and guests, will go towards helping children in the SOS Children's Village Kankan, which the hotel has been supporting since 2018.
On Monday 18 January 2021, Marc Schwamberger, General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Luxembourg City, presented Sophie Glesener, Director of SOS Villages d'Enfants Monde, and Anne Schweizer, Head of Partnerships, with the cheque. Mr Schwamberger stated: "We are delighted to continue the journey with SOS Villages d'Enfants Monde to sustainably support children in Guinea and give them hope for a better future while the COVID-19 crisis has turned their lives upside down". He added: "We are happy to also be able to make a long-term commitment by sponsoring a child for several years in the SOS Children's Village of Kankan".
Sophie Glesener and Anne Schweizer expressed their gratitude to Marc Schwamberger and the employees of the Park Inn by Radisson for their loyalty and sent them their well wishes for the new year, hoping for a quick return to pre-pandemic life. The association's representatives explained how the SOS Children's Village team had protected children in Kankan from the spread of the virus, whilst "ensuring their basic needs".
In Kankan, 55 children currently live in twelve family homes within the SOS Children's Village where they receive holistic care. Due to the pandemic, current restrictions and school closures, it has been difficult for children to follow their lessons online. This has led to the idea of developing a "digital village" project.