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Village Pilote

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Village Pilote
Country and localization
Senegal, Dakar
Supported people
110 street young people
Project helped in
Amount of the support
33,000 euros

Creation of electricity and plumbing training workshops to allow the insertion of street youth

Village Pilote, a Senegalese organization founded in 1994, helps children and young people living on the streets of Dakar. This organization provides a global support (social, medical, family…) to help these children and young people to get off the street and to become progressively autonomous.

For young people 13 and 22 years old, Village Pilote develops activities geared towards the social and professional insertion in 2 areas of activity: the building trade and bio-agriculture. In 2013, to give young people more opportunities for professional outlets, Village Pilote set up a new electricians’ training workshop.

The Accor Foundation* supported the fitting out the electricians’ workshop and its functioning so that 55 young people be trained in 2013-2014.

To teach the young people new professional skills, in 2014 the charity set up a new plumbing workshop. Solidarity Accor has renewed its support in order to fund its creation and participate in the training of 55 new young people.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Alain Thomas
General Manager Pullman Dakar Teranga

« When I met with the senior managers of the Village Pilote charity, I was struck by their willingness to help young people get off the street through a project that involves employment support (training and integration), and teaching them certain values. »