Solidarity actions have grown with the TITAN DESERT by GARMIN. Since the first edition in 2006 have been developed for humanitarian action to the people of Morocco.
Repsol Foundation has been one of the more proactive humanitarian foundations in developing this type of humanitarian actions in Africa since its inception and has worked closely with the Titan Desert "for years. In 2009 taking advantage of the test step was completed by Tazenakht collaboration with the Repsol Foundation and its project Volver a Vivir which led to Morocco 300 chairs, crutches and tricycles for the physically disabled in the area of Erfoud.
In 2012 starts a new charity project in addition to all that over the seven year history of the race have been made to give an opportunity for the people who welcome us.
Hand in hand GAES Foundation and Repsol Foundation, in 2012 promoting a new project to combat the problems of hearing of the inhabitants of nearby towns to the passage of the race, with the ASSOCIATION SIJILMASSA POUR INTEGRATION DES SOURD-MUETS ARFOUD, located in Erfoud.
To do this, we have prepared a 4x4 truck with a soundproof cabin and enabled to auditory analysis and adaptation, if necessary, digital hearing aids. A team of 2 volunteers GAES Solidarity with two volunteers from the Repsol Foundation, will receive daily about 30 affected by these problems. Two off-road vehicles will be responsible for picking up people with hearing problems in their home towns and move them to the various camp Bivouac of the TITAN DESERT by GARMIN where every day between 12.00 and 18.00 relevant tests will be conducted , to those affected.
Thanks to this joint action between GAES Solidarity and Repsol Foundation, those afflicted with problems that are disabled for lack of access to hearing aids receive for free new devices that will improve your quality of life.
urrently, children and adults with hearing problems in the province of Errachidia have many problems to access quality medical supplies to treat their hearing impairment and with this new initiative will address site needs dozens of people affected. In addition, the organization of TITAN DESERT by GARMIN, from the medical service of the race and after the proper diagnosis, proceed to the extraction of impacted earwax with the medical supplies transferred from Spain to specific patients in need.
In the wake of the race, RPM EVENTS acquires the commitment to train a local person who will move to the technical facilities of GAES in Barcelona to receive the training necessary for the maintenance of hearing aids delivered in Morocco. It also will provide financial and logistical support for the maintenance of the equipment for years.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION REPSOL: BACK TO LIFE, PROJECT IN AFRICA
Repsol Foundation continues to develop social activities in Africa through the link established with the Dakar Rally. For years social works were carried out over areas Rally in Africa: Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal chiefly that after the departure of the race to South America bereft of action related to Caravan Rally. Repsol Foundation however, continued its work and commitment to the disadvantaged people of northern Africa and has continued humanitarian operations in these countries.
ABOUT GAES SOLIDARITY
GAES solidarity is an area of GAES who was born 15 years ago and aims are social actions, especially in hearing. In order to raise public awareness about the difficulties of hearing impairment for years GAES conducted specific actions to assist those most in need.
GAES solidarity participates with joint public and private institutions in projects related to hearing health in order to publicize the need to prevent hearing problems and fight its consequences, once you have expressed.