Projects in 2011

Brazil - Crèche Nayla in Sao Vicente


Located within an underprivileged district of Sao Vicente in the State of Sao Paolo, the Crèche Nayla offers shelter to children from two to six years of age. The DEME4Life Foundation supported the local Associaçaõ Beneficiente Amor a Vida with a financial contribution for the construction of a new wing.


Democratic Republic of Congo - SOS Children’s Village in Kinshasa


SOS helps children who are in distress from poverty, unemployment, disease and hunger. SOS Children’s Village opened a new Village for abandoned children living in the streets of Kinshasa. DEME4Life Foundation supported this project through the VICA charity organisation of the renowned Belgian football player with Congolese roots, Vincent Kompany.


DEME supports SOS Children’s Village in Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo



Belgium - Justine for Kids

DEME supports Justine for Kids



Since retirement from the international tennis circuit, Belgian tennis champion, Justine Henin, is even more dedicated to her vision to bring smiles, joy and new energy to young children that battle with serious illness. DEME4Life Foundation provides financial support to Justine for Kids so the charity can support children who are being deprived of the joys of childhood.


Democratic Republic of Congo - Orphanage Foundation Busired in Kinshasa


The Foundation Busired in Burumba, near Kinshasa is an orphanage for some 90 children who were displaced and whose parents were lost during the wars. DEME4Life has offered financial support to the Foundation Busired for its initiatives to provide basic meals and maintain a clean, healthy and safe environment.


Democratic Republic of Congo - Orphanage Foundation Busired in Kinshasa



Belgium - Playing for Success (PFS), Antwerp

DEME supports Belgium's Playing for Success (PFS) in  Antwerp


PFS is aiming to help children with learning disabilities between the ages of 10 and 14 to improve their performances at school. They do so by organising activities in an inspiring and challenging environment and surrounded by sports icons in order to boost these children’s self-image, confidence and motivation to learn. DEME4Life Foundation has offered financial support to the PFS initiatives taken by the Belgian top basketball team ‘Port of Antwerp Giants’.


India SPEED Trust

At the initiative of the staff of DEME’s Chennai-based Indian company International Seaport Dredging, the DEME4Life Foundation has given its financial support to the SPEED Trust for its charitable work to offer socially deprived slum dwellers in Chennai – the fourth largest city in India and capital of Tamil Nadu - hope for a better life. The SPEED Trust offers general education and technical skills to underprivileged children and deprived women to help them to develop sustainable, income-generating activities, independence and self-confidence.



DEME supports India SPEED Trust




Belgium - the ‘New Belgica’

DEME supports non-profit organisations New-Belgica


Non-profit organisations ‘New Belgica’ and ‘Steenschuit’ are building a seagoing replica of the famous three-mast vessel ‘Belgica’ that made the first Antarctic expedition ever between 1897 and 1899. Some 500 unemployed people, with limited potential on the labour market, are given education and training that gives them the opportunity to reintegrate into the social community. DEME4Life Foundation supports this project because it embodies DEME’s spirit of maritime entrepreneurship and the pioneering search for new horizons and innovative solutions.

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