SOLIDARITY IPS(WA) – SOLIPS is a non-profit organization, created on October 18, 2003 in line with IPS(WA)’s social policy, which is operated on the principle of a joint funding by both companies and their employees.
Initially intended to support the fight against HIV/AIDS within the IPS(WA) companies, the activities of SOLIPS have been extended to carry out various health and well-being programs in the workplace and in the communities neighboring the IPS(WA) affiliates.
Today, SOLIPS conducts and finances, with the help of its partners, prevention and screening programs for HIV/AIDS as well as other communicable and non-communicable diseases, namely malaria, tuberculosis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and hepatitis.
SOLIPS also supports employees with disabilities by granting them a capital.
Among the major projects of SOLIPS, we can mention :
- The Early Childhood Development Project started in 2009 at FILTISAC, which provides a space equipped with a mini-library, where employees volunteer to educate parents and attendants to looking through books and reading them with the children.
- The Nutrition Project , launched in 2020 and mainly aimed at improving parents’ understanding and practices regarding early childhood nutrition.