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ENGIE Foundation partners with the Greek National Opera to promote access to culture for underprivileged children

The ENGIE Foundation has signed an agreement with the Greek National Opera to sponsor the access of opera productions to underprivileged children.

Associated in this partnership with Heron, a Greek private energy producer in which ENGIE Group owns 50 per cent, the Foundation will support the production and open the performances to children and young people coming from disadvantaged and migrant families, thanks to an agreement with local NGOs.

“Access to culture for all and support to the underprivileged has always been a priority” says the Foundation, which is based on nearly 20 years of action and demonstrates the social, civic and environmental commitment of the ENGIE Group and its employees.

In order to make the right to health, education and culture a reality, the Foundation supports 800 projects of solidarity associations in 25 countries, affecting nearly one million children.

ENGIE has two main activities in Greece: energy services, technical maintenance and facility management services through its subsidiary ENGIE Hellas; power generation (600 MW capacity) and electricity and gas supply through Heron.

In January 2017, ENGIE, through ENGIE Hellas, won its largest contract for total facility management services in Greece: a five-year agreement to provide technical maintenance, energy services, security services, cleaning and waste management and landscaping services for the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, where the Greek National Opera is located.

 

 

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