Field of interventionVocational training
Supported organizationLes Jardins de Lucie
Country and localizationFrance, Communay
Supported people40 to 50 people in need of insertion on new professions
Project helped in2015 - 2016 - 2018
Amount of the support35,000 euros
Les Jardins de Lucie, an association formed in 2000 and member of the “Réseau Cocagne” (supported by Solidarity AccorHotels since 2014 in the Essonne region), aims to encourage the insertion of people in difficulty through economic activities focused on farming activities and the environment. In the Lyon region, the association is conducting an Insertion Workshop Project involving market farming.
Solidarity AccorHotels and the teams In Lyon support the “La Fabrique” project: a workshop to process organic vegetables into canned products, ready-made meals and vacuum-sealed vegetables. This project involves training every year 45 employees in need of insertion on new professions (jobs in the catering and restaurant industry, logistics, maintenance, etc.) and contributes new economic prospects to the insertion workshop.
The support of Solidarity AccorHotels mainly focuses on funding the construction of the building and a common room enabling the association to drive income-generating activities with businesses in the region and to promote ties with the professional world.
It is a real honour to represent the group AccorHotels and its various activities, that can be linked to the Jardins de Lucie employees' exepectations. It is important to create a dialogue and to give them back self confidence! My own view on reintegration has completely changed.
I was won over by this project as it combines both social and occupational insertion whilst meeting consumers’ needs by marketing baskets of organic vegetables grown in market gardens. It is the start of a rewarding experience full of exchanges and sharing.