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Solidarity Accor supports 5 new projects in Cuba, France and Asia

 

 

 

On Tuesday, 26 May 2015, the Solidary Accor selection committee voted to support five new projects. Spread over three countries, more than 150 participants will be assisted by five different associations all working for a single cause: helping highly disadvantaged individuals find work through training.

 

 

 

AccorHotels employees have lent their full support to the following projects:

  • Communauté Saint Martin in Cuba: At the request of Eric Peyre, General Manager of the Mercure Sevilla, Solidary Accor is supporting a project to create a computer room to give 42 young people from this Cuban community easier access to computers. Find out more about the project. More info...
  • ALEFPA in France: Joël Martinez, General Manager of the Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place, is leading the project to renovate a training restaurant for the Albert Châtelet educational centre. Once renovated, the restaurant will be able to host 30 young people enrolled in cooking and hospitality training programmes (CAP).
  • Le Valdocco Lyon in France: Building on the initial ties created between the association and the Mercure Lyon Charbonnières, the hotel’s Technical Manager, Pascal Zaninetti, wanted to support the expansion of the association’s employment centre (ACI). Their goal for 2015 is to find paid employment in waste sorting and recycling for an additional ten people. More info...
  • Green Youth Collective (GYC) in Vietnam: We have renewed our support for this association following the success of a trial training programme implemented in 2013. This year, Lionel Moinard, General Manager of the Novotel Saigon Centre, and Solidarity Accor are helping to develop a training programme for “green jobs” for 30 young people who have been excluded from the traditional education system. More info...
  • Shanghai Young Bakers (SYB) in China: After the strong relationship established between the association and AccorHotels employees, the SYB project will be continued. Since 2013, the training in baking and pastry professions offered by the association has helped 60 young people find work. Solidarity Accor will be supporting a new class of 32 young people in 2015. More info...