On March 2, 2013, Yan de Maroussem, Mauritian athlete, adept at trail and endurance races, was the leader of a tour of the island. Through 5 sports disciplines, kayaking, cycling, running, rollerblading and skiing offshore, he helped to raise public awareness of a cause dear to GML. Over the years, thanks to the partnership with the Joseph Lagesse Foundation, GML On The Move and later, IBL On The Move, have tirelessly aimed to encourage the practice of sport for good health, but especially to focus on the importance of self-giving.
Thus, in 2013, GML On The Move enabled a wonderful mobilization to give a home to a family in need. Today this family is well, they moved into their new home in 2014. The 2014 edition aimed to support 4 diabetic children with the association T1 Diam’s but also to sensitize the public on the importance of eating well and to practice a regular physical activity. In 2015 and 2016 respectively, the Foundation followed Amour Sans Frontière for the renovation of their school as well as the purchase of medical equipment for their students with a physical and / or mental disability and also the Uni-Kidz association in its project for inclusive education for otherwise capable children. In 2017, IBL On the Move helped support Breast Cancer Care through the purchase of specific equipment and accessories for their cancer patients. Three physicians were also identified to perform multiple screening tests over a 12-month period and two breast reconstructions.
Joseph Lagesse Foundation
Thanks to IBL’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagesse’s social initiative, The Joseph Lagesse Foundation , a non-profit organization was created in 2005.
The Foundation is committed to helping those who are most in need and gives priority to initiatives in 5 areas: the right to a decent home, health, social issues through the foundation’s work on the ground, education and early childhood and finally, environmental protection.
Convinced that the earlier the education of children is taken care of, the better their future and tomorrow’s society will look, The Joseph Lagesse Foundation has always been committed to early childhood and education. Over the years, the organisation has also specialized in the fight against social exclusion, poverty reduction and community development. It also does its best to help and respond to requests from those who need health care that is often inaccessible because it is too expensive.