Initially, this programme was established in the city of Luxembourg for the children of refugee families from Syria and other North African countries seeking to settle in the Grand Duchy. Many of these families have moved elsewhere during the resettlement process, so IC of Luxemburg has set up a new programme in another region. The programme has been remodelled to bring disadvantaged children in a less well-off region to a local pre-existing tennis school. The Social Office (a communal entity) looks after families which are in social and economic need; these families get financial and material support from the office allowing them to access primary necessities and to pay their rent. The social workers of the Social Office recruit the children. Children keen to pursue the sport then join the tennis school infrastructure where lessons are arranged and where they can mix with other kids and thus benefit from social mixing. The newly reconfigured programme started as a test in September 2021 with 6 kids. The aim is to make the number of kids grow in the coming years.

IC Philanthropy

  • Building self confidence
  • Team work
  • Teaching respect
  • Benefits of good nutrition
  • Working with goals and within the rules

IC Philanthropy currently has a portfolio of 15 programmes and start-ups taking place across the world.

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IC Philanthropy Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1167925) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (company number 09395678). Registered office: 6 Hillbury Gardens, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9TQ.