Selection Committee: Four new projects approved in South America and France
Solidarity Accor is supporting four new projects which focus on training and professional integration initiatives!
All of the projects approved on Friday 28 July are driven by a shared objective: offering concrete solutions to the most destitute to help them become more independent.
What makes these initiatives so inspiring is the diversity of the resources used! Here is a brief overview of the four projects implemented in South America and France in which the Group’s employees have chosen to become involved, give their time and share their skills.
- In Brazil, Centro Social Menino Jesus – This project arose from the wish of Rinaldo Ferreira dos Santos, a pastry chef at the Pullman in São Paulo, to share his passion for pastry-making with the women from the Parelheiros favela. For the third time, Solidarity Accor is helping him with his “Com Gastronomia se Poe a Mesa” initiative (You can earn your daily bread through fine cooking) in order to train 40 new beneficiaries.
- In Brazil, Aliança de Misericordia – The “Learn to transform” project, which is training 60 young people on jobs in the beauty industry, takes on its full meaning in the Taipas district which houses the most disadvantaged people. The teams from the ibis São Paulo Expo, headed by the Hotel Director, Maria Solange Costa, have already been involved in this NGO for four years via various voluntary initiatives. This year, Solidarity Accor has given the association an additional boost in order to open a new training workshop!
- In Peru, Fundacion Forge – Do you remember that Solidarity Accor supported this NGO’s training programme on jobs in the hotel and catering industry in 2013? This year, the teams from AccorHotels in Lima wish to strengthen the links established by supporting a shorter training course (ten months) targeted at 140 young persons who have not had access to higher education.
- In France, Rejoué – Combining social, environmental and economic-oriented initiatives? This is possible and Rejoué is doing this by offering an integration workshop specializing in recycling and reselling secondhand toys and books. Emmanuelle Woiemberghe, Head of Human Resources at the Mercure Paris Montmartre, has already arranged collections of toys at the hotel. She now wishes to go further by enabling Rejoué to adopt a more professional approach in its integration workshop.