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Chad: ESSOR brings hope

In Africa and Brazil, development knows many obstacles, and training opportunities are limited. Local populations and communities are thus often forced to abandon their education.

It was in this context that French charity ESSOR was created in 1992, with a view to helping the most disadvantaged populations acquire the means to improve their living conditions. In Chad, the charity developed a programme to accompany disadvantaged young people in their professional insertion.

Working with the NGO, Solidarity AccorHotels has made a commitment to promote training, providing these youngsters with counselling throughout their choice of profession. The aim is to enable them to become fully independent. Since 2014, Solidarity AccorHotels has supported the training of almost 500 beneficiaries! Rosalie is one of them.


Perfect timing

A resident of the Chagoua neighbourhood in N'Djamena, Rosalie comes from a very modest family living on less than $1 per person per day. Forced to drop out in the 4th grade to look after her family (8 people), she was unable to provide for their most basic needs.

In 2015, she seized the chance to receive training provided by ESSOR.


An exemplary path

She decided on basic training in hotel, catering and accommodation services, with cooking as a technical option. Rosalie completed the course and obtained her diploma in July 2015! It was then time for her to put into practice what she had learnt in training: she did an initial 3-month internship at Novotel N'Djamena La Tchadienne... which was extended twice! After 9 months of apprenticeships with the Novotel teams, Rosalie signed her first employment contract and turned her professional project into a lasting reality!

In May 2017, she was voted "employee of the month" for her regular attendance, her organizational skills and the very positive feedback from the establishment's clients. Delighted with this distinction, Rosalie is today a source of pride for her family and friends.


Discipline and honesty: watchwords for success!

Thanks to her training, Rosalie is now a qualified young woman with a job. Other people's opinion of her has also changed: she now inspires respect and consideration. The young woman can support her family doing a job she finds fulfilling.

To young people whose situation is similar to her own, Rosalie advises perseverance and courage.

Solidarity AccorHotels and the teams of Novotel N'Djamena La Tchadienne are happy to support the professional training activities of the ESSOR charity in Chad, which over the past 8 years has helped train almost 500 underprivileged young people.