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On Monday 1 July 2024, Luxembourg-based non-profit organisation SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde (SOSVEM) announced that it recently received a cheque for €15,000 from Husky Technologies.

The management and employees of Husky Technologies - a partner of SOSVEM since 2007- invited Sophie Glesener, SOSVEM Director, and Anne Schweizer, Partnerships Manager, for the cheque presentation on 17 June 2024. The money was raised by the company's runners during the DKV-Urban Trail in April 2024. This sum will go to the construction of a school with boarding options for young girls in Morocco. Since 2007, the company has raised €251,633 for SOSVEM.

More concretely, the runners raised €15,000 which will be allocated to a school project in Aït Ourir near Marrakech. New buildings will be built there with classrooms, a laboratory, a library, rooms dedicated to science, as well as administrative spaces and an infirmary.

This secondary school will eventually be able to accommodate 500 students (girls and boys). The boarding school will accommodate 50 girls and will include two reading rooms, a kitchen, a refectory, a laundry room, a prayer room, offices, bedrooms and sanitary facilities. This "comfortable" and "secure" living space is expected to help the fight against girls dropping out of school, a trend which has been on the rise since the 2023 earthquake.

The Moroccan SOS association hopes to be able to strengthen the resilience of the community by offering these young people, especially girls, who have been affected by the earthquake a safe place with good conditions for studying.

Sophie Glesener, who was on mission to Aït Ourir in April 2024, presented the specifics of the programme to Husky employees, whom she congratulated for their continued support: "Thank you for being by our side to help us protect and protect of the child a priority." Since 2007, more than 13,000 children and their families have received support thanks to the company, which has contributed to several education, family strengthening and emergency aid projects.