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L’Envol

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
L’Envol
Country and localization
France, Segré
Supported people
82 young people with illiteracy
Project helped in
2010 - 2011 - 2014
Amount of the support
26,000 euros

Training programs about mobility and literacy to promote the social and professional integration of young people with illiteracy in rural areas.

EnVol is a French association created in 1990 to encourage the learning or relearning of basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic. Its actions are aimed not only at people whose native tongue is French, whether or not they went to school, but also those speaking foreign languages.

For several years, l’EnVol has developped training programs for young people with illiteracy in rural areas. These programs taught them useful key skills to pass the written driving test or obtain a driving or moped license in order to foster their mobility and their social and professional integration. These projects allow also working the literacy of these young people.

The Accor Foundation* supported this training in 2010 and 2011 which enable 60 young people with illiteracy to be supported. The Foundation helped the NGO to equip and modernize its pedagogical space.

Encouraged by the success of this project, EnVol recently developed a programme more specifically targeting the employment of 22 illiterate and socially vulnerable young people from rural communities. The charity will set up a specific venue dedicated to giving them support on their path towards insertion.

In 2014, Solidarity Accor is contributing to the acquisition of furniture and equipment for this programme.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Aldric Manta
General Manager ibis Styles Segré

« Illiteracy is a problem of our present society which is increasing. You have to give these youth every chance you can to integrate or reintegrate into society to keep them from being socially marginalized. »