15 April 2014, Rome - PepsiCo has joined fellow beverage corporation the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.
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Former Professor of Geography in Trinity College Dublin, and ex-Gorta Chair, Joe Haughton, was today honoured in a newly opened Gorta funded medical and rehabilitation centre in Tamil Nadu, India. The €3.4 million centre will be run by local NGO Social Change and Development (SCAD).
Professor Haughton, and his wife Helen, were in India to attend the opening. Haughton, who initiated Gorta’s relationship with SCAD in the 1980s, had the administrative block in the new centre named after him.
Gorta, together with local NGO Social Change and Development (SCAD), will officially open a €3.4 medical and rehabilitation centre in Tamil Nadu, India next week. Irish company PM Group, who provided their engineering and project management expertise pro bono to the project, will also attend the opening.
Model Pippa O’Connor and 5 year old William O’Connor were on hand today to help Gorta launch its 2013 ‘Give: with Lifetime Gifts’ Christmas catalogue.
Gorta’s Chairman Sean Gaule said, “Christmas is traditionally a time of giving and what better gift can you give than the gift of life. These gifts are truly life-changing for many families and communities in our countries of work, which are predominately in east Africa.”