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Spotlight on the 5 new projects voted for by the Selection Committee

From Brazil to the Philippines, via France, Cambodia and South Africa, on Thursday 10 March this year, the Solidarity AccorHotels Selection Committee voted to embark on 5 new projects. These projects, which have been developed and are unfolding in countries at the four corners of the earth, all meet a common challenge: they allow populations who are experiencing severe difficulties to receive vocational training, to integrate into the world of work and to achieve greater independence. Read on to find out more about the unique nature of each of these meaningful initiatives, in which AccorHotels group employees are involved on a day-to-day basis:






  • Modafusion, in Brazil – the “Casa Geraçao” is a fashion college set in the heart of one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, where creativity and dynamism go hand in hand. In 2015, staff from the Caesar Park Sofitel Rio de Janeiro invited the NGO’s young people to take part in redecorating the hotel. Solidarity AccorHotels is involved in redeveloping the college with a view to improving the conditions in which young people receive their training. [Learn more about this project]
  • Children of the Dawn, in South Africa  – Solidarity AccorHotels and staff from 4 of the country’s Mercure hotels are renewing their support for this association, which accompanies young persons in difficulties from rural areas in the task of defining their career path, via the “My Future, My Responsibility” project. [Learn more about this project]
  • Les Restos du Coeur, in France – the Chartres and Dreux Integration Workshop project enables people receiving assistance with their integration to receive training in the building industry (painting, wallpapering, flooring, etc.). This project is all the more meaningful in that it also allows households receiving only the basic level of social security payments to enjoy a renovated living environment. [Learn more about this project]
  • Virlanie, in the Philippines – building on the links created with the association since 2009, staff from the Sofitel Plaza Manila, the Novotel Manila Aratena and Solidarity AccorHotels were keen to renew their support for Virlanie. The “Independent Living Program” being financed is allowing 50 young people to be accompanied on the road towards complete independence. [Learn more about this project]
  • In Cambodia, L'Ecole du Bois – the production workshop of this NGO teaches carpentry to young people from poor rural families. Charles-Henri Chevet, Director General of the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, has joined forces with Solidarity AccorHotels to help the workshop turn professional and thus allow a better integration of the youngsters. [Learn more about this project]