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MSC Foundation and UNICEF Celebrate Fundraising Milestone

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The MSC Foundation, a charitable organization founded by MSC Group, is commemorating its 13-year collaboration with UNICEF by announcing that its total donations have exceeded 12 million euros (equivalent to approximately 13 million U.S. dollars).

Since 2009, the MSC Foundation has partnered with UNICEF in six programs across eight countries, making a significant impact in various areas. In Brazil, the foundation has supported UNICEF in providing education to 8,000 children in 126 communities. In Africa, the foundation has contributed to the fight against malaria. In China, it has assisted in a food supplement program to prevent child malnutrition. Additionally, the foundation has helped deliver life-saving therapeutic food treatments to over 115,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, and Malawi.

One notable initiative supported by the MSC Foundation is Ivory Coast's "Plastic Waste Goes to School" program, which the foundation became the first partner of in 2019. This initiative not only addresses the issue of plastic waste but also supports marginalized women waste collectors and promotes education by using recycled plastic waste to build modern, eco-friendly classrooms. In Ivory Coast, where 1.6 million children do not have access to schooling due to the lack of proper facilities, the MSC Foundation's support has made a significant impact on thousands of children, providing them with the opportunity to gain an education. Furthermore, the program has empowered women by training them as waste collectors, contributing to their socio-economic well-being.

Since its inception, the "Plastic Waste Goes to School" program has trained 188 women and facilitated the construction of 112 modern classrooms, enabling 6,224 children to access quality education.

The MSC Foundation's support for UNICEF goes beyond the "Plastic Waste Goes to School" program, extending to various other initiatives, including education, community support, and emergency relief efforts. MSC Cruises, a subsidiary of MSC Group, also plays a role in raising awareness and support for UNICEF's work through fundraising campaigns on its ships, as well as edutainment activities and the KIDS UNITED magazine, which educates children about important topics during their cruising experience.

As the MSC Foundation celebrates its 13-year partnership with UNICEF and the significant impact it has made in various countries, it continues its commitment to supporting charitable initiatives that make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable children and communities around the world.