For Ginox, it is essential to be involved in fields that are close to its heart. This is why we support various projects across the world each year.
The project came about when Stéphanie des Arts-Loup, project co-founder, returned to her country of origin in 2009 to experience life there. Whilst volunteering in an orphanage in north-east Thailand, she realised how difficult it was for young people from the region to find their first job after completing their compulsory schooling. She then decided to set up the Pimali project to assist these disadvantaged young people.
Pimali is a humanitarian project that provides practical training in the hotel industry field, such as catering, service and housekeeping. This allows young people to acquire the knowledge necessary for their professional future.
The training centre is located in one of the poorest regions of Thailand where very few post-school training opportunities exist. The young people from this region are forced to work in the fields or to leave for the bigger cities where they are frequently exploited.
Pimali wants to combat this by offering them an apprenticeship. Very touched by this project, Ginox decided to support Pimali by donating a professional kitchen that will be installed in the centre and used by the apprentices.
Construction work has already begun on the centre and it is scheduled to open at the end of 2015.
Research Center Botswana
John Van Thuyne is studying archaeology and palaeoanthropology while working as an advertising representative for the "International Herald Tribune". Passionate about the environment, he discovered the Okavango Delta in Botswana in 1996. Some 15 years later, he decided to build the Van Thuyne Ridge Research Centre close to the delta to host researchers hailing from various backgrounds.
The 880m2 research centre is the perfect setting for scientists wishing to undertake research in biology, geology and anthropology.
Ginox pays great attention to the environment, and has decided to support the project by providing the professional kitchen. The centre is fitted out with the very latest solar panel technology and a rainwater collection system so as to reduce its environmental impact to a minimum.
Lavaux Golf Club
Lavaux Golf Club boasts a magnificent setting, between Lausanne and Montreux, with picture postcard views of the Alps and the Swiss countryside.
Ginox supports junior players at Lavaux Golf Club. The Junior section is divided into two sections, the Golf Academy and the Elite Group. The former is aimed at juniors keen to learn or improve their golf. The elite group is intended for juniors who demonstrate good ability, and gives them the chance to take part in regional and national competitions as well as training camps.
Ginox strives to help youngsters in our region to improve and achieve their goals.