(L-R): Philippe Dupont (Partner, Arendt & Medernach), Anne Goeres (Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner), Marie-Hélène Trouillez (Pour un Sourire d'Enfant asbl), Guy Harles (Chairman, Arendt & Medernach);
As in previous years, Arendt has again shown its support for "Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner" and the association Pour un Sourire d'Enfant asbl (For a smile of child); Guy Harles, Chairman of Arendt & Medernach, and Philippe Dupont, Partner of Arendt & Medernach, presented cheques, both for €8,500 to each of the two organisations; these marks Arendt's long-term commitment to health and equal opportunities for all children.
The funds donated to the associations come from registration fees at the Arendt Financial Law Forum, one of the major annual events organised by the Arendt & Medernach study. This event brings together legal experts and other decision-makers in the financial sector, to inform them about the legal, regulatory and tax developments impacting their business.
Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner works for children with cancer or a rare life-threatening illness. Its missions involve accompanying the families concerned, raising awareness about childhood cancer and supporting onco-pediatric research. A cheque was presented to Anne Goeres for the foundation.
This year, the funds will go towards two very different projects. Firstly the realisation of the play "Oscar and the pink lady" - (scheduled for Luxembourg on 13 - 14 November 2019). The play tells the fate of Oscar, a 10 year-old boy suffering from an incurable cancer. The second project concerns the development of a neuro-psychology service. It allows each child to carry out an individual assessment to determine their strengths, weaknesses and needs. The neuro-psychologist then proposes a re-educative follow-up of the child and informs his school and his family. The purpose is to develop compensatory strategies and limit the harmful consequences of the disease on the daily life of the child.
Pour un Sourire d'Enfant a.s.b.l. supports children in poverty in Cambodia, through food, material, housing and schooling. A cheque was presented to its representative, Marie-Hélène Trouillez.
This year, the funds will be used to build new classrooms for children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The goal is to fight against school dropout of very disadvantaged children, whose association already supports schooling in public schools. It is also about rebuilding the first wooden buildings which have become obsolete. The needs are estimated at 44 classes that will benefit 2,100 children. Work is scheduled for 2020.