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Shanghai Young Bakers

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Shanghai Young Bakers
Country and localization
China, Shanghai
Supported people
158 young people in difficulty
Project helped in
2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017
Amount of the support
94,500 euros

Training disadvantaged young people to be bakers and pastry-makers.

Founded in 2008 by the French Junior Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Shanghai Young Bakers (SYB) is an NGO offering baking/pastry-making courses to disadvantaged young Chinese.

This professional insertion program targets disadvantaged young people from rural settings, teaching them to make French and Chinese pastries. The goal is to allow them to find jobs in the bakery-pastry making sector. Four hotels of the Group in Shanghai (Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao, Sofitel Hyland Shanghai, Pullman Skyway Shanghai et Pullman South) are involved in this project.

Solidarity AccorHotels has given this training programme its backing since 2013, benefiting more than 158 young people. In 2017, its support was renewed in favour of a further 32 youngsters.

The project holder
Zhao Xueyan
Baker at the Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel (Beneficiary of the SYB training program)

Joining SYB changed my life; it broadened my horizons and taught me the skills to become independent. I have also improved my communication and interpersonal skills a lot.