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AMEC Partnership with SOS Children

AMEC solar panelsSOS Children has been AMEC’s strategic charity partner since 2007. During this time, AMEC has made valuable employee and corporate-level contributions to multiple locations across our extensive shared footprint.

Over the first few years AMEC supported educational projects in Azerbaijan, Peru, Philippines and Kazakhstan.

In addition, AMEC and its staff rallied to provide strong support for our major emergency relief programme appeals, following the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, and the East African Famine, undertaking a series of fundraising events and providing generous corporate funding.

AMEC’s support helped fund material provisions including nutrition, clean water, medical aid and shelter as well as psychosocial aid - another integral part of these programmes, enabling children to come to terms with the trauma they have experienced.

SOS Primary School Isolo NigeriaBringing self-sufficiency to children in Nigeria

AMEC also funded a transformational ‘green’ project at SOS Children’s Village Gwagwalada in Nigeria. As a result, three of the houses became entirely self-sufficient through the installation of solar energy, water collection and purification systems.

“We are very pleased to have been involved in this project, which involved applying many of the skills we use every day for our customers.  We incorporate sustainability into many of our projects, so the work we funded at this village was really close to our hearts and minds,” shared Sue Scholes, Director of Communications, AMEC.

The project has helped decrease water usage as well as soil erosion from rain water. Generating electricity and saving water have both contributed to reducing Gwagwalada Children’s Village’s dependency on unreliable and costly mainstream supplies. The children and families are now benefiting - as well as the environment.

Syrian childrenDelivering essentials to stricken families in Syria

More recently, AMEC employees have once again collaborated to support our Syrian emergency relief appeal, assisting women and children forced from their homes by the conflict, through the provision of baby food, nappies and sanitary equipment to a growing number of mothers with infant children.

AMEC’s generous commitment to our global work amounts to almost half a million pounds, to date.

“I am proud to think that we have helped so many children grow up within the safety and security of an SOS family.”

Sue Scholes, Director of Communications, AMEC