As an admirer of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation’s work, it was only natural for Gfi Informatique as a Socially Responsible Enterprise to offer its support in setting up a useful and innovative large-scale project to help vulnerable children.
This new outreach programme adds a new dimension and ambition to our partnership with the Paris Saint-Germain Handball team.
On Tuesday, 19 April 2016, Gfi Informatique and the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation launched the first “Children’s Day” at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium.
Nearly 1 000 children between the ages of 8 to 12 who were not able to go on holiday enjoyed a unique experience together with Nasser Al-Khelaifi, President of Paris Saint-Germain and its Foundation, Vincent Rouaix, CEO of Gfi Informatique, and the participation of artists Michael Youn, Cris Cab, Youssoupha, Cartman, Noom, Tefa, Hakim from the Woop collective, Willy William and Moussier Tombola. The children took part in educational and sports workshops to brush up on their hip-hop and free-throw skills among others. They also attended a concert and a football match between celebrities and freestylers. The highlight of the day was when they met the players of Paris Saint-Germain Handball team in person.
“We are very proud to have worked together with the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation to organise this first Children’s Day. Seeing stars sparkle in the eyes of all these children was the greatest reward for us. This exceptional outreach event strengthens our ambition to be a socially responsible company,” says Gfi Informatique CEO Vincent Rouaix.