AREA OF ACTION
Support associations, mainly Belgian, which provide assistance to preserve human dignity and to access healthcare or education for disadvantaged people or victims of situations outside of their control.
Every year in December, the Foundation selects beneficiary institutions and projects to support.
For the 2018 fiscal year, the Foundation supported the following organisations and charities by handing out a total amount of €50,000 in donations:
- SOS Villages d’Enfants,
- Restos du Cœur Belgique,
- Médecins sans Frontières,
- Ligue Braille,
- Belgian Red Cross.
Young Water Solutions 2019-2020
Young Water Solutions is an international non profit organization aiming to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. Young Water Solutions do so by empowering young leaders, providing them the tools to carry out water projects in their communities. It promotes an integrated approach by addressing interlinked challenges such as climate change adaptation, reforestation, youth unemployment and food security.
The Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation supports the Young Water Fellowship Program. It aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.
Each year, this program brings about 10 young community leaders capable of successfully designing and implementing sustainable and inclusive water initiatives that significantly improve living conditions in their communities, while contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 established by the United Nations: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.