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Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Since late 2012, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris has been supporting the non-governmental organisation Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL. Created in 1999, Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL is an international solidarity association which implements development programmes using sports as an educational, therapeutic and awareness-raising tool. On a local level in Paris, vulnerable children today face social and economic strife, accompanied by an array of family difficulties. Through Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL, educational modules based on sports and games are developed for the children, aimed at triggering their self-development and reintegration into society. As of today, Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL has been declared a ‘public interest’ organisation and approved by the French Ministry of Health, Youth and Sport.

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During the first year launch, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris plans supported teachers and students in developing their preventive and awareness approach programme. This was done through the creation of the "kit Playdagogie" which allows the teachers to set up sport sessions that contain strong educational messages in the arenas of nutrition and obesity, violence, harassment, and the fragile relationships between girls and boys.

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Through fundraising events, employees and guests of the hotel are invited to support Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL. These include:

  • Hotel colleague teams participating in different races and sporting events such as Marathon des Sables, Paris 20km and Vertigo race. This helps raise funds for the programme.
  • As part of Universal Children’s Rights Day, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris and Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL organize every year a charity dinner which takes place in Shangri-La Historical Gallery. More than 200 guests attend the dinner, and all proceeds raise during the event are donated to the Pl4Y INTERNATIONAL France Programme.