Over 1.3 billion people currently have no access to energy. More than 95% of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa or in developing Asia. An estimated 1 billion people will not have access to energy by 2030. Through its Foundation, Nexans has decided to make a real commitment to help bring electricity to disadvantaged communities throughout the world by giving priority to close to the ground organizations and sustainable solutions.
"Un Enfant par la Main" supports underprivileged children and families in Asia, Africa, and Latin America through child sponsorship programs, but the charity also plays a role in the delivery of micro-projects.
Since 2011, "Lumière pour Tous" has been sending a group of students aged 18-20 from Jean-Jacques Henner High School (in Alsace - France) to Burkina-Faso to spend their school vacations installing complete lighting systems to schools there.
A group of migrants founded "Migrations & Développement" in 1986 to carry out development work in their home regions: the Moroccan Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, a region affected by a severe drought that began in the mid-1970s.
The project in partnership with "Codev Viet Phap", in Laos, delivered decentralized electricity to isolated villages using pico hydro generators managed by the community itself and local government bodies.
In partnership with a local charity, “Neeb la Taaba”, "Electriciens sans frontières" launched a project to provide electricity to key locations in the village: the school, the youth center, and the ecotourism concession.
In order to promote attendance and educational achievement "Enfants d’Asie" will install, in 2014, solar panels in each of the four schools: an appropriate solution for these villages located at an average altitude of 1,500m.
Following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on November 8, 2013, "Électriciens sans frontières" and its partner, SOS Attitude, decided to provide enduring assistance to the affected communities.
Targeted groups of people "distant from the world of museums" to discover the Heritage of the Palace of Versailles3/11/14
Sponsored by the Nexans Foundation, the Palace of Versailles has been offering schools in priority education of the Academy of Versailles as well as various organizations targeting groups distant from the world of museums (such as young people in need of social integration, newly arrived immigrants and literacy students) to participate in educational workshops.