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Children of the Dawn

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Children of the Dawn
Country and localization
South Africa, 8 rural communities
Supported people
1,518 young in a vulnerable position
Project helped in
2011-2012-2014-2016
Amount of the support
59,300 euros

« My Future, My Responsibility » : program of social and professionnel support of young people in difficulty.

Children of the Dawn (« Les Enfants de l’Aurore »), NGO founded in 2002, is supporting existing or new initiatives to help orphans and children with HIV/Aids in disadvantaged rural communities in South Africa. As of today, the NGO is supporting more than 807 children and teenagers.

Since 2010, Children of the Dawn has set up a program to help rural youngsters in difficulties build their future. Every year, the NGO organizes professional workshops (qualities and behaviors to develop in companies, management courses, company visits, meetings with professionals, etc.) and provides scholastic and social tutoring (education workshop, brainstorming on behavior, drug awareness, etc.) and medical assistance (healthcare, nutrition, hygiene, etc.).

AccorHotels staff from four Mercure hotels and Solidarity AccorHotels are convinced of the program’s effectiveness, and have been supporting it since 2011, allowing more than 1500 young people to be accompanied in the task of defining their career path.

Official ceremony for the Accor Foundation's contribution to the NGO Children of the Dawn.

Magali Malherbe, Children of the Dawn NGO Director, winner of the 2014 Trophées des Français de l'Etranger Award.

The project holder
Prisca Hlatshwayo
Sales Manager Mercure Johannesburg Midrand

« Being a parent myself, I appreciate and applause the initiative of the organization in supporting orphans and destitute children largely caused by poverty and the scourge of HIV & Aids diseases. »