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IECD Thailand

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Country and localization
Thailand, Mae Sot
Supported people
259 socially vulnerable young Karen people
Project helped in
2013 - 2014 - 2015 -2016 - 2017 - 2018
Amount of the support
145,000 euros

Training and insertion of unqualified young people in hospitality industry careers via a training restaurant called The Passport.

The Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) is a French international non-profit development organization founded in 1988 with a mission to provide each person with the resources they need to reveal their talents, feel good about themselves and become responsible contributors to society. The IECD has been operating in Southeast Asia since 2002 and in the Mae Sot region since 2008.

In 2011, in Thailand, the IECD created a professional training program in hospitality industry careers for socially vulnerable young Karen people. The training program offered runs for three years. The teams of AccorHotels Thailand became involved in the training of the young people on building their career plans and help them to find employment.

Solidarity AccorHotels supports this programme since 2013, by helping more than 250 Karen youngsters to receive training.


Discover our support to IECD in video

The project holder
Christophe Lejeune
Vice President Talent & Culture Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia

The collaboration we have established with IECD has been a real success since the beginning, while having over the years a very positive evolution!
Each year, the teams of our hotels in the region host youths in internships to perfect their learning and share their professional experience. IECD students are highly appreciated for their motivation, professionalism and attitude.