Druide promotes education
The mission of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie foundation is to advance children’s education in the French-speaking world’s poorest countries. With its school canteens, its educators without borders and its schools, the foundation makes a real difference in the daily lives of thousands of young people in Africa and Haiti. Druide supports the foundation’s work by raising funds through its annual golf classic.
[Montreal, June 10, 2016] — This week, Druide informatique and its subsidiary Éditions Druide held their eighth annual golf classic for the Paul Gérin-Lajoie foundation. The event raised $40,000, bringing the total for the Foundation to more than $300,000 since the classic began in 2009.
The money raised this year will allow the Foundation to support three school canteens that it established in some of Mali’s most food-scarce communities. Each canteen is run by a committee of women from the region who oversee the purchase of local food, contributing to economic development in the area. They also manage the preparation and distribution of meals to the pupils. In addition, the program promotes gender equality by inviting parents to send both their sons and their daughters to school, where education is often inaccessible to girls.
The day ended with a pleasant dinner during which Krome, winner of Druide’s Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship, was honoured. Experienced engineers Myrielle Robitaille and Sandrine Tremblay caught the attention of the 170 guests with their innovative solutions for property owners wishing to improve energy efficiency in their buildings. Whether a building is multiresidential, institutional, industrial or commercial, Krome guarantees a reduction in energy costs of 25–50%. Thanks to this guarantee, along with the relevant subsidies, renovation projects thoroughly pay for themselves.
Druide would like to thank all of the participants and donors who contributed to the success of this year’s event. The ninth edition of the classic is announced for June 6, 2017, at the Saint-Raphaël golf club on Île-Bizard.
The Paul Gérin-Lajoie foundation’s mission is to promote children’s education and adult literacy in the French-speaking world’s poorest countries. The foundation also has the mission of raising awareness among young Canadians to international realities. In Quebec, the foundation is best known for the P.G.L. dictation. Elsewhere, it is renowned for its sponsorship program, its educators without borders and its schools.
Druide informatique produces and markets Antidote, the most complete writing assistance software suite available for English and French, as well as Typing Pal, the renowned typing tutorial application. Druide is also the creator of WebElixir, a quality assurance service for websites, while its subsidiary, Éditions Druide, specializes in the publication of French-language literature and reference works.
In the name of everyone at Druide, I enthusiastically invite you to our annual golf classic, held at the prestigious Saint-Raphaël club on l’Île-Bizard. For the ninth consecutive year, this marvellous event will bring together influential members of the business community. You’ll make new connections and, naturally, have a good time.
I am calling upon your sense of celebration as well as your generosity: by participating in Druide’s Classic, you directly support the Paul Gérin-Lajoie foundation, contributing to children’s education and adult literacy in the French-speaking world’s poorest countries. The foundation needs our help now more than ever to pursue its mission of profoundly changing the daily lives of millions of young people across Africa and Haiti.
The registration form will be available here, on this page, as of next April.
I hope that you can join us for this day of enjoyment, friendship and sharing. Allow me to take this opportunity to extend my warmest regards.
Président du conseil et chef de la direction
Druide informatique inc.