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Culture, education, solidarity. Discover Sisley Foundation.
THE FATHER GILBERT ASSOCIATION
Founded by Guy Gilbert, the “hoodlums’ priest,” for more than thirty years the Association has housed troubled youths from all backgrounds at the Bergerie du Faucon with the goal of helping them reintegrate into society. Youths learn to live together, take care of animals, and are taught by a team of educators. In 2011, the Sisley Foundation financed the renovation and rehabilitation of the main building at the Bergerie du Faucon in order to allow it to continue its activities.
NATURE AND ADVENTURE
Created by Didier Van Hofe, a teacher at the Lycée de Gennevilliers, this association organizes trips, mainly in the far North, for children from underprivileged areas or those who suffer from handicaps. The Sisley Foundation supported these expeditions for 4 years. The last one was organized in the Tierra del Fuego.
Founded in 1996, Kids Co aims to help underprivileged children in London. Children can make a fresh start in centers where they are cared for holistically: an emotionally-supportive environment, psychotherapy, various classes (yoga, theater, dance…). In 2012, the Sisley Foundation will participate in financing the operations of one of the centers in which several Sisley UK employees participated as volunteers during construction.
For ten years, this foundation has effectively fought against malaria, water shortages, and the poverty and malnutrition associated with these issues in isolated villages on the Indonesian island of Sumba. The Sisley Foundation financed a biodiesel power station, a truck, and for the last several years, an emergency food program for 120 children, as well as the operation of a school cafeteria for 300 children. Each year, these projects are monitored on site.
ELISABETH D’ORNANO ASSOCIATION
Created by Elisabeth d’Ornano, this Spanish association has developed, with the help of psychiatric experts, modules aimed at better informing parents, teachers, and pediatricians on issues related to attention difficulties and hyperactivity in children and adolescents, and the methods for effectively treating these issues. These modules are available in three languages on the association’s website, and conferences and training sessions have been organized in schools. The Sisley Foundation supports its operations and endeavors.
FRANCO-ASIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
For many years this association has fought so that the poor and impoverished populations in Myanmar have access to a decent level of healthcare. In doing so, the association has helped 11 hospitals and 19 clinics that are located for the most part in Myanmar. In 2012, the Sisley Foundation took control of the operations of a clinic.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Designed for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, this association brings together volunteers from the world of skincare and cosmetics who share the same desire to “give sick women a positive outlook on life.” Along with other brands in field, the Sisley Foundation provides cosmetic care and treatments to patients in the hospital.
SISLEY- JÉRÔME LEJEUNE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation works for people affected by genetic cognitive disorders and is the top financial supporter of research in this area in France. The Sisley Foundation supports a Sisley-Jérôme Lejeune International Prize for therapeutic research. In 2010, this prize was given to Spanish professor Mara Dierssen and, in 2011, to American professor William Mobley.
FUNDS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE – THE RESEARCH OF DOCTOR ANNE AUVRIGNON
At the heart of RIFHOP (the Ile-de-France network for pediatric hematology-oncology), Dr. Anne Auvrignon has developed a research program to improve the practice of palliative care for children. Confronted with the specific drama and trauma of serious diseases in children, the medical community and the children’s families are often helpless. This study aims to help them improve their care. Through the Funds for Palliative Care, the Sisley Foundation has supported a part of this study that will end in 2013 and will be rolled out beyond just these hospitals in the Ile-de-France area.
A FUTURE TOGETHER ASSOCIATION
Led by the Grand Chancery of the Legion of Honor, this foundation brings together deserving young high school students chosen by their schools with mentors who accompany them from their first term in school to their first job. In addition to its financial contribution, six mentors from the Sisley Company and the Sisley Foundation have, for three years, mentored six “mentees.”
INSEAD BUSINESS SCHOOL
For 15 years, the Sisley Company and then the Sisley Foundation have been financing a scholarship for a particularly deserving Polish student at INSEAD. This scholarship is not systematically renewed each year, but depends on the interest in the candidates’ dossiers presented by the school.
RESTORATION OF THE FRESCO OF THE DOME OF NOTRE-DAME DE L’ASSOMPTION (PARIS)
The Sisley Foundation has joined with the government, the National Heritage Foundation, and the City Hall of Paris, which owns the property, in order to restore the fresco of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption church. This church, located in the heart of the capital at 263 bis Rue Saint Honoré became the church of the Polish people of Paris in 1844. The fresco was painted in the 17th century by Charles Delafosse, a disciple of Le Brun and the artist behind the frescos in the domes at Les Invalides and the chapel in the Chateau of Versailles. The Sisley Foundation is financing about half of the work, which is expected to be completed in November 2013.
FINANCING OF A BELL FOR NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS
On the occasion of the 850th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the cathedral’s bell, which had been partially dismantled during the French Revolution, is going to be restored to its original state. It will be made up of six bells and two tenor bells. The Sisley Foundation will finance the creation of one of these bells, the Benoit-Joseph bell, which will be cast in the traditional Cornille-Havard foundry, located in the Manche region (Normandy). This new series of bells will ring for the first time on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
NOHANT FESTIVAL (INDRE)
Since 1967, the Nohant Festival has invited the most celebrated artists to the old sheepfold on the Georges Sand property in order to celebrate romanticism through music and literature. The Sisley Foundation is one of the partners for the 2011-2012 Festival.
LET THE SPIRIT LIVE
Let the Spirit Live was created to allow artists and intellectuals to live their passion. In 2012, the Sisley Foundation supported festivals organized at the artistic residence at the La Prée abbey (in Indre), which benefited the elderly and Alzheimer patients.
BEAUTY COMES FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
During the 2012-2013 academic year, Sisley is financing and participating in a training program for jobs in the cosmetics and beauty industry in conjunction with the Val-d’Oise Prefecture and Chamber of Commerce, where our research center is located. This program is open to twelve women in underprivileged areas in the Val-d’Oise department who will be selected by a jury for their motivation and their ability to succeed. In one year, the students in the “Sisley cohort” will take part in a work study program, the first step toward jobs in the world of fragrance.
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