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Multi Services Développement

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Multi Services Développement
Country and localization
France, périphérie lyonnaise
Supported people
32 young people from sensitive neighborhoods
Project helped in
Amount of the support
39,000 euros

«Voil'Avenir » : Training and insertion of young people in difficulty through shipbuilding facilitating sailing for disabled people

Multi Services Développement (MSD), which was created in 1988, helps people in difficulty (unemployed people, unqualified youth, etc.) by facilitating their professional integration or reintegration. It welcomes these people in the framework of integration projects.

Since November 2011, MSD has been running insertion workshops for youngsters from problem areas where they build boats allowing disabled people (quadri- and paraplegic) to go sailing. This program therefore has two objectives:

  • to train young people in difficulty to acquire new skills (joinery, electricity, plumbing, naval industry, etc.) and so facilitate their integration into the job market;
  • to facilitate sailing for disabled people by building specially-designed catamarans.

In 2011, the Accor Foundation* supported this pilot project which enabled 16 young people to be trained and supported to find job. In 2012, the Foundation pursued its support for 16 additional young people.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.


The project holder
Dominique Grandjonc
General Manager Novotel Lyon Part-Dieu

I'm involved in this project because I need to give meaning to my role as a company manager. For me, the company only means something if it fulfills a social function and serves society in the wide sense.