After participating in the MARATHON DES SABLES 2014, Raymond Girardet wanted to come back this year to celebrate his 70th birthday! He will participate in the race with his friend Alain Bersier. Beyond the sporting challenge, Raymond and Alain want to commit themselves to publicizing the humanitarian organization Compassion.
Very concretely, Raymond and Alain are running to support the construction of a well in Burkina Faso. Too many children and their families suffer from the inconvenience of non-drinking water. Typhoid and cholera threaten, and sometimes kill the weakest. Together we are seeking to raise CHF 25'000.- for the realization of this project.
About the association Compassion Suisse
One in five children will never go to school without outside help. Through personalized child sponsorship, Compassion Switzerland supports more than 7,500 children in 25 developing countries. Objective: To free children from poverty by working for their development and responding to their primary physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs. Specifically, the sponsor's monthly contribution is allocated directly to a child, but the money is not given to the child or his or her family. It is invested in schooling, provision of school uniforms and materials, medical support, balanced nutrition, sports and cultural activities, and teaching of Christian values.
Personalized sponsorship: The strength of Compassion's sponsorship is the exchange of mail between the sponsor and the sponsored child. Experience has shown that the exchange of letters between children is a source of inspiration, encouragement and empowerment of the child at the school, family and social levels. This relationship is a direct contribution to the development of the child.
Who is Compassion? Created in 1952 to help the needy and destitute children, Compassion International is committed to freeing children from poverty and offering them a new future. The NGO supports more than 1.8 million children in 25 countries. Compassion Switzerland was founded in 2003. The particularity of Compassion is to concentrate its assistance on the child, in collaboration with the local churches, in a dynamics of proximity. For the sum of CHF 42.- per month, you can permanently change the life of a child.
To make a donation
You can donate directly on the website, mentionnaing “Fonds de l’eau pour les enfants” : https://compassion.ch/donations/
Or by bank transfer :
IBAN CH24 8040 1000 0048 7496 9 / CCP 17-312562-0