Druide Raises $67,000 for the Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie

July 4, 2024 Press releases

Exactly one month ago, Druide informatique and its subsidiary, Éditions Druide, held their thirteenth annual golf classic to benefit the Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie. All told, the event brought in over $67,000 in donations, bringing the total amount raised for the foundation since the Druide Classic’s inception to $635,000.

The money collected this year will go toward supporting the foundation’s school canteen programs in Benin. These canteens provide hot, balanced meals throughout the academic year to students in need at four elementary schools. The whole community reaps the benefits: The programs have created close to twenty jobs and use food sourced locally from another project promoting small-scale farming and community gardening.

The Classic concluded with a lovely dinner showcasing Réinspire, winner of the 2024 Druide Grand Prize for Business Creation. Founder Christine Drolet treated the 150 or so attendees to a presentation on Réinspire’s programs designed specifically for professionals who provide clinical services to students experiencing learning or adaptation difficulties. The programs favour outdoor learning activities to boost students’, parents’ and educators’ motivation and overall health.

Druide extends its thanks to all those who contributed to the event’s success this year and is pleased to announce that the fourteenth Druide Classic will be held June 3, 2025, at Club de golf Saint-Raphaël in Île-Bizard.

The Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote access to equitable, quality, lifelong education so that everyone has the means to shape their own future and that of society. Its activities focus on providing a broader perspective on education in Quebec, Haiti and Africa. 

Druide informatique has been specializing in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics since 1993. The company produces and markets Antidote, the most comprehensive writing assistance software available for English and French, as well as Typing Pal, the renowned typing tutorial application. In addition to its software, Druide also publishes French-language literature and reference works through its subsidiary, Éditions Druide.

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