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Call for projects by Petzl employees:
Test run a success!

In 2017, the Petzl Foundation proposed to the company’s employees to support their projects related to mountain or vertical world. For this first call for projects, 11 applications have been submitted. The selection committee, made up of employees and Foundation board members, chose to support six projects whose focus fulfilled one or several of the following criteria: the mountains, the vertical world, dark or difficult access environments. The projects must also fulfill a mission of general interest and be managed by a non-profit organization. Some of these employees are also involved in the activities as volunteers.

 

JANUARY 2018

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Projects 2017

Treks in Nepal

Project Treks in Nepal

Following the devastating April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the non-profit Solidarité Kalché has assisted the residents of Kalché with rebuilding their village and developing their local economy. To encourage trekkers to stop in Kalche, several treks are being developed with local trekking agencies. A topographic map will be published through financial support from the Foundation.

Jérôme Berton, Petzl employee and volunteer in Nepal:
“In 2016, the Solidarité Kalché association financed the reconstruction of the school, which was the main need of the inhabitants. In 2017, we exchanged ideas with the villagers on the different possibilities of trekking itineraries to develop. In November I returned to Nepal to test the routes and define the best campsites, thanks to a skills sponsorship from the Petzl Foundation.”


Teaching tool, “Smart conservation in the mountains”

Project Teaching tool, Smart conservation in the mountains

The French non-profit Mountain Riders plans to develop a teaching tool, in the form of a game (“Conso-malin en montagne”), for students and mountain professionals (outdoor brands, sports federations, and tourism entities). The goal of this project is to build awareness for sustainability in the mountains.


Trail running race with handicapped children

Project Trail running race with handicapped children

The non-profit Générosi’Trail brings kids with a handicap to outdoor sports events using a joëlette (a single-wheel all-terrain wheelchair) to allow them to enjoy the thrills of racing. Financial support from the Foundation will serve to purchase a second joëlette to be able to bring two kids to the same race.


Building a climbing wall in Arequipa, Peru

Project Building a climbing wall in Arequipa, Peru

The French non-profit Escalo-Thérapie, based in Arequipa, Peru, uses climbing as a tool in psychomotor therapy for people with a handicap, especially children. To avoid any social or financial discrimination when welcoming kids and their families, financial support from the Foundation will go toward funding the construction of a fun, properly-adapted climbing wall.


Taking children with long-term llnesses for a day of climbing

The non-profit Rêves grants wishes to kids and teens suffering from long-term illnesses to provide them with the strength to fight their illness and to help them have confidence in the future.In October 2017, the Isère (France) delegation organized a day of recreation to introduce rock climbing to a group of kids.

Project Taking children with long-term llnesses for a day of climbing

Taking kids out of the city, learning to hike

Project Taking kids out of the city, learning to hike

Le Rocher is a non-profit that leads educational, social, athletic, and cultural excursions for people who live in rough city neighborhoods. In 2017, several multi-day hiking trips in the Northern French Alps (Trièves) were organized for kids and families who live in the projects. The non-profit contacted the Foundation for camping and hiking gear.

Uploaded in January 2018


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