Amec Foster Wheeler Partnership with SOS Children
SOS Children has been Amec Foster Wheeler’s strategic charity partner since 2007. During this time, the company has made valuable employee and corporate-level contributions to multiple locations across our extensive shared footprint.
Over the first few years Amec Foster Wheeler supported educational projects in Azerbaijan, Peru, Nigeria, the Philippines and Kazakhstan.
In addition, Amec Foster Wheeler and its staff rallied to provide strong support for our major emergency relief programme appeals, following the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, and the East African Famine, undertaking a series of fundraising events and providing generous corporate funding.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s support helped fund material provisions including nutrition, clean water, medical aid and shelter as well as psychosocial aid - another integral part of these programmes, enabling children to come to terms with the trauma they have experienced.
Amec Foster Wheeler also funded a transformational ‘green’ project at SOS Children’s Village Gwagwalada in Nigeria. As a result, three of the houses became entirely self-sufficient through the installation of solar energy, water collection and purification systems. The project has helped decrease water usage as well as soil erosion from rain water. Generating electricity and saving water have both contributed to reducing Gwagwalada Children’s Village’s dependency on unreliable and costly mainstream supplies. The children and families are now benefiting - as well as the environment.
In 2013 Amec Foster Wheeler employees collaborated to support our Syrian emergency relief appeal, assisting women and children forced from their homes by the conflict, through the provision of baby food, nappies and sanitary equipment to a growing number of mothers with infant children.
Amec Foster Wheeler’s generous commitment to our global work amounts to almost half a million pounds, to date.
In 2014, after an employee vote, Amec Foster Wheeler chose to raise money for a water project in an SOS Village in Peru where children and families needed a new water pipe installed. They were successful in raising enough money to cover the entire cost of the project, meaning that the children and mothers in SOS Children's Village in Callao will have improved quality of life as they won’t have to fetch water or pay for its transportation.
“I am proud to think that we have helped so many children grow up within the safety and security of an SOS family.”
Julian Walker, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Amec Foster Wheeler