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Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso welcomes a new General Manager

Grupo Pefaco is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jean-Pierre CHAUVIGNAC as General Manager of Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso.

Jean-Pierre CHAUVIGNACjoined the Group in March 2012. After taking part in Lydia Ludic’s training sessions in Togo and Burkina Faso, he started working as General Manager of Lydia Ludic Niger in April 2014. As of September 15th 2015, he officially takes up the position as General Manager of Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso, replacing Mr. Pierre-Michel PONS, who is now entirely dedicated to the administration/management of Pefaco International PLC.

Grupo Pefaco is present in Burkina Faso since 2002 through its subsidiary Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso and employs more than 1000 people in 31 cities.

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, President and CEO. With two decades of experience and thanks to its team of over 3000 employees in 13 different countries, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.

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Grupo Pefaco: 20 years with its employees · June Jackpot Salary

As part of the 20th anniversary of Grupo Pefaco in 2015, the Group wants to celebrate the occasion and share the event with its employees, customers and partners.

For this, global actions at all subsidiaries are scheduled throughout the year 2015. Among its actions, the “Jackpot Salary“: a Group employee will be drawn on a monthly basis and will receive a double pay.

The winner of the 6th Jackpot Salary is Banhouaba Hamadou OUOBA, cashier at the Leisure & Gaming Spaces in Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso. He’s part of the company since its creation in 2002. Holder of a Certificate of General Education, he officially joined the team of Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso as Supervisor of the Leisure & Gaming spaces before he started working as a Cashier in August 2003. Banhouaba Hamadou OUOBA was born in Botou, in the East of Burkina Faso. He is 37, married and has a 7 year old son.

Grupo Pefaco is present in Burkina Faso since 2002 through its subsidiary Lydia Ludic Burkina SA and employs more than 1000 people in 31 cities, under the supervision of General Director Pierre-Michel PONS.

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, President and CEO. With its many years of experience and thanks to its team of over 3000 employees, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.

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Lydia Ludic sponsored the closing ceremony of USSU-BF

The closing ceremony of the Union of Sports in Schools and Universities of Burkina Faso (USSU-BF) took place on the 25th of April 2014 in Ouagadougou. USSU-BF organizes sports competitions in Burkina Faso.

In December 2013, Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso sponsored the opening ceremony of the USSU-BF 2013-2014 season in Dori. Hence, it felt natural to the subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco to sponsor the closing ceremony of the season.

By promoting youth extracurricular sport programs, Lydia Ludic is adamant of the social policy established by its founders, Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, of getting involved in the development of local communities.

All the photos of the closing ceremony are available on the Lydia Ludic and USSU-BF Facebook pages.

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Passana Festival: Lydia Ludic supports the Burkinabese culture

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso is back at the 4th edition of the Passana Festival. Last year, the subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco sponsored the 3rd edition.

Passana Festival is an initiative of the Association Passana, its objective is the involvement of the youth and children in the Burkinabese culture, through its promotion and development. The festival also highlights traditional music and promotes rights for the disabled. It encourages people to take part in the event, in order to better understand the national culture.

The 2014 edition of the Passana Festival took place in Ouagadougou between the 15th and the 19th of April. People had the chance to take part in various cultural workshops and debates; they could attend live concerts, film and documentary showings.

This year, the festival revolved around 2 themes:
• Theme I: enhancing the involvement of youth in African traditional music.
• Theme II: Promoting and highlighting the rights of disabled people in the society.

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso took an active part in organizing the festival, particularly for the disabled, through the setting up of basketball tournament.

The tournament took place on a beautiful day and all teams that were taking part featured players in wheelchairs.

By taking part in this cultural and social event, Lydia Ludic is adamant of the social policy established by its founders, Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, of getting involved in the development of local communities.

More information on the 4th edition of the Passana Festival is available on the official website of the Association.

All the photos of the closing ceremony are available on the Lydia Ludic and Festival Passana Facebook pages.

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Lydia Ludic employees set an exemplary model

On March 5th, Lydia Ludic agents went into action for a blood donation. Lydia Ludic has been consecrated with a remarkable example: Francis Perez, the President of Grupo Pefaco, the parent company of Lydia Ludic, upon its founding in 1995, was determined about the social aspects of the company.

In an interview granted to an online African newspaper, Afriquinfos, he conveys his commitment: “We transmit our work ethic and moral values to our subsidiaries, with the aim of taking part in the development of local communities, through various social, environmental and cultural projects”. Based on this ground it is not surprising to see the employees of the company follow their President’s example and contribute to the company’s dedication.

Early March, the subsidiary Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso sponsored a blood drive – organized by the association SOS Sang – in Ouagadougou, and all naturally the majority of the employees donated their blood on this day.

An exemplary role model set by company managers plays an important part in the employees’ mentality. Such spirit and actions have a strong impact on a company’s external and internal environment, as Grupo Pefaco has proven over time. To see more photos of the blood drive, click here.

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Social project: building a preschool center – Part 2

The project has gotten off to a good start. It followed up with the agreement between the parties and took a turning point last week.

Lydia Ludic, France Volontaires and Enfants & Développement gathered last Tuesday (January 28th) in Dar Salam (near Ouagadougou) to set the first stone of what is planned to become a wonderful preschool that will help families cope with childhood poverty. Many people attended the moving ceremony, as a lot of expectations arose from the social project. As a thank you gesture to Lydia Ludic‘s involvement in the project, General Manager Mr. Pierre-Michel Pons was honored with the laying of the first stone (picture).

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso is a subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco that proudly organizes social and cultural projects on a regular basis to help the local communities develop themselves and grow stronger. Committed to its founders’ vision, Messrs. Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, Lydia Ludic cares about the impact it has on its direct environment.

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Social project: building a preschool center – Part 1

A month ago, Mr. Pierre-Michel Pons, General Manager of Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso, was invited to the Voluntary Work Day in the French Institute of Ouagadougou as a guest of honor to convey the commitment to social projects of Lydia Ludic.

Following the event, Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso, a subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco, decided to take part in the financing of a social project. Many projects were assessed within the following weeks, until on November 19th, the jury (including Mr. Pons amongst others) eventually selected a social project.

Damien Delahaye, volunteer at Solidarités International and responsible of the project of “building a preschool center in an underprivileged area of Ouagadougou” with the association Enfants & Développement, was the one who got the grant from France Volontaires and Lydia Ludic.

The parties sealed the final agreement in Koubri, a town nearby Ouagadougou, binding them to the development and the achievement of the project. Through this gesture, Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso confirms its commitment to the social policy of its founders, Messrs. Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro.

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