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Vovô Vitorino

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Vovô Vitorino
Country and localization
Brazil, Curitiba
Supported people
80 young people from deprived communities
Project helped in
Amount of the support
9,000 euros

Hospitality industry career initiation program for socially vulnerable young people

Vovô Vitorino is a Brazilian non-profit organization founded in 1994 with the aim of providing social, educational and career support to socially vulnerable children and young people.

In 2013, with support from the AccorHotels teams in Brazil, Vovô Vitorino has introduced a hospitality careers initiation program for young people. 80 young people aged between 16 and 29 and from one of the poorest communities in Curitiba, receive during 1 year theoretical trainings (career goal development, verbal presentation, social and personal development, etc.) and practical trainings (communication skills, entrepreneurship and introduction to hotel career opportunities, from restaurants to reception to housekeeping).

In 2013, the Accor Foundation* supported this pilot program in Curitiba.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Rodrigo Fernando Cavalcante
HR Analyst Mercure Curitiba Batel

The participation of our employees is something incredible, they return from the NGO with a positive energy and feel really responsible for the development of the students from Vovô Vitorino. Actions like this are good for society, but also for improving the performance of our employees to feel motivated.