Energean, the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, has honored the International Day of Disabled Persons across its international locations, the company announced in a statement.
In Israel, Energean supported an event at Rabin elementary school, located in the northern city of Nesher, attended by approximately 100 4th grade students. The aim of the activity was for the children to experience some of the daily challenges faced by disabled people. Activities included communicating in sign language and maneuvering through a room full of obstacles in a wheelchair.
In Kavala, Greece, Energean has continued supporting the School of Special Vocational Education and Training. This year, the company offered its support to an event organised by the school on the International Day of Disabled Persons, and donated equipment for the school’s multi-sensory room, aiding children on the autistic spectrum and with learning difficulties. The school’s multi-sensory room was constructed with proceeds from a crowd-funding effort initiated by Energean.
In the Ilia region, west Peloponnese, Energean made a donation to the Association of Paraplegics and Disabled people, a foundation the company has continued to support and collaborate with.
Mrs. Ilia Rigas, Head of Energean Corporate Social Responsibility, commented:
“We are very happy and proud for all the initiatives we have undertaken to honor the International Day of Disabled Persons. These events are important to Energean as we continue our efforts to contribute to the United Nations’ 2030 agenda and UN’s effort towards a world that is fully inclusive for persons with disabilities. The initiatives serve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 10, which is to reduce inequalities, and Goal 17, which is partnerships for the Goals.”
“At Energean, December 3rd is celebrated all year round, since it is our philosophy to support, every single day, a world of inclusion, empowerment and equality for Persons with Disabilities.”