All through this year, NGOs and partnerships supported by Accor Solidarity have shown agility and great adaptability in dealing with the crisis. Let's take a look at 3 of them: Scarf, The Springboard Charity, and Du Pain et des Roses (Bread and Roses).
Three in particular stood out due to their responsiveness and flexibility:
In 2020, Scarf went digital from the beginning of the 1st lockdown in Melbourne in order to carry on providing appropriate training and tailored employment preparation support. With interactive online sessions and newly created resources, recipients were able to continue benefiting from the partnership's aid.
2. The Springboard Charity
This year, restrictions in London's hospitality and catering sector since March have led Springboard to adapt its organization in order to launch the Digital Hospitality Academy. This development has enabled beneficiaries to train despite the lack of practical sessions. As soon as the hotels and restaurants reopen, they will be able to complete their training with front-line internships.
3. Du Pain et des Roses
In the summer of 2020, with considerable help from Accor Solidarity, Du Pain et des Roses opened a kiosk selling flowers, plants and bouquets in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. This initiative enabled recipients hoping to become florists to acquire new skills and benefit from more comprehensive support and the opportunity of a practical work-based situation.