“Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Centre (HFC) has signed an agreement with Total E&P Cyprus, which sets the establishment of a cooperation between the two. According to the agreement the latter donated to HFC the amount of 10,000 EUR to cover part of the expenses of the renovation of the building that will be hosting the children’s shelter “Home for Hope” which is in the process of establishment by Hope For Children.
The mentioned building is located in an approximately 5000 square meter area and will accommodate girls, unaccompanied minors, from 5 to 18 years old, offering to them much needed security and protection, as well psychological, social and legal support under the standards required by international and European law. Home for Hope is being established with the approval, funding, and close collaboration with the Social Welfare Services.
HFC is active in protecting and defending the rights of the child, and among others, provides psychosocial support to child victims of abuse or exploitation (physical, psychological and sexual violence) and unaccompanied minors.
The General Manager of Total E&P Cyprus, Mr. Jean-Luc Porcheron, who signed on behalf of the company has stated: “We value the partnerships we build with the communities of our host countries and our contribution to the establishment of this shelter will enable us to show our support to the society’s needs in Cyprus but also to children that come from neighboring countries and Africa where Total has operations.”
On the other hand, Mr. Joseph Varughese, Director-General of “ Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Center added that “Such gestures by companies acting a framework of social responsibility are always welcome and highly appreciated. Thus, HFC would like to warmly thank Total E&P for their kind contribution, helping us realize such a vital for Cyprus project. We are looking forward to a long term and constructive cooperation.”