The Michelin Corporate Foundation is supporting the Enfants du Mékong NGO which promotes social assimilation for children in difficulty. Within this partnership, it is backing the initiative of two French students.
One of them is majoring in biology and biotechnology while the other is at the Ecole Centrale engineering college in Nantes. Sponsored by French schoolchildren, they are engaged in a humanitarian sports project, cycling across South East Asia raising funds for Enfants du Mékong association’s educational centers in Asia.
30 junior schools, high schools and special education centers across France are mobilized behind the operation and are organizing money-raising activities such as prize draws, cake sales and sports events.
The students set out on the roads of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia on November 18th, 2016. They will be back home in June 2017 after covering nearly 6,000 kilometers. They are taking photos and producing news reports and video clips which they post to social media so the schoolchildren in France can follow their adventures and see what use is being made of the funds raised.
This partnership restates the commitment of the Michelin Corporate Foundation to the three key issues of sustainable mobility, community action and education.
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