In commemoration of the International Day of Charity (5 September), we would like to recall EAGE’s commitment to supporting good causes that enhance social bonding and inclusion.
After the 82nd EAGE Annual in Amsterdam (October 2021), EAGE was approached by the Buganala Foundation regarding any unclaimed delegate bags left over after the event that could possibly be donated to charity. The Buganala Foundation aims to make a positive contribution to the lives of children and young adults in The Gambia, West Africa, their families and other people in their living environment, through education and relevant activities.
A total of 1500 bags, from a variety of events held in recent years, were shipped to The Gambia directly from the port of Rotterdam. We are told that students in The Gambia have received the bags and use them daily to take their study belongings with them. Among the recipients were teachers and students from a school for the deaf and a teacher training institution.
EAGE is glad to have contributed to this initiative, having the chance to assist the community and the advancement of education.
EAGE also provides multiple opportunities dedicated to support the geoscience and engineering community, such as the EAGE Student Fund, the EAGE Ukraine Professional Development Fund and the Pace Grants and Economic Hardship Programmes. You are cordially invited to read more and contribute to these initiatives.