The Board of Directors of the Societe Generale Foundation met at the end of March, to make decisions regarding the first grants awarded for 2021. In the context of the ongoing health crisis, CEO Frédéric Oudéa and all the directors once again reaffirmed their loyalty to partners already known to the Foundation, for the pursuit of their projects and fulfilment of new initiatives.
... the administrators renewed support for 5 entities which, in turn, support education or professional integration projects across the country. The partnerships have been renewed for a period of one year.
Crésus - Financial education based on the game, Dilemme
Dilemme (dilemma), a budget education game, aims to train and raise awareness among young people in an enjoyable way on issues related to the management of a personal and professional budget, based on discussions, inclusion and individual and collective empowerment. The budget education sessions last 2 to 3 hours and alternate between phases of game-playing, educational recaps, sharing of experiences and debates. The sessions take place throughout France in various establishments or partner structures and are run jointly, whenever possible, by Societe Generale employees. The game was recently released in digital format, allowing the sessions to continue to be held despite the current context.
Social Builder - the integration of women into digital professions – Seine St Denis
The Women In Digital project is a return-to-work scheme dedicated to female job seekers in Seine Saint Denis. It is an unprecedented training course for digital professions, launched at the end of 2019 over a period of 3 years. The idea is to educate and raise awareness among women of the opportunities available in digital professions via Adabot, an orientation chatbot, to familiarise them with digital technology via Bootcamps and Moocs, and to train them in technical skills (certification) & human skills. The objective: professional integration for 240 women.
La Varappe - a system involving multiple players for professional integration in Aix Marseille and Mayotte
The “Grandir” (Growing Up) project was designed and implemented with more than 15 players in the field (Massajobs, Connect RH, Cap au Nord Entreprendre, etc.), to change the situation in two areas: Aix-Marseille and Mayotte. The idea is to create unprecedented encounters between 700 "invisible" people who have trouble finding employment and companies in search of talent, thanks to a team of 10 talent coaches in the field, in the heart of council estates. The meetings make it possible to change perspective and are a first decisive step towards professional reintegration, the objective of this individual support.
The ACOR "Action for Consulting and Recruitment" association, and the “Modes d’emploi” project - Val de Marne
The idea was born from the meeting between GoJob, a company specialising in recruitment in temporary work and committed to the integration of people in difficulty, the association carrying the project and students of the Artificial Intelligence & Advances Visual Computing master's degree from the Ecole Polytechnique. The aim is to allow a rapid return to employment for vulnerable groups and in particular young dropouts in the Val de Marne area, thanks to the innovative methodology proposed by the association ACOR as well as a digital platform that matches companies and applicants, set up specifically for the project.
"Discover all your possibilities" with the association "Tous tes possibles” (All your possibilities)
The programme detects, supports, trains and raises the awareness of vulnerable groups to provide sustainable access to suitable and fulfilling employment. After being developed in the Grand Est region, the system is now deployed in seven zones in France, thanks to a large network of local partners. It is aimed at 700 beneficiaries in total, each time offering support over a period of 8 weeks, starting with a 360° diagnosis of the range of possibilities.
On the African continent...
... support has been renewed for our priority partners, Terres en Mêlées and Simplon, for actions in multiple countries. A renewal was also voted for the Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD).
Simplon's “African Tech Bridge” programme - Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Tunisia
In line with its actions from 2018 to 2020, Simplon Foundation, in conjunction with various partners in each country, has developed a multi-country programme (Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon) aiming in particular to consolidate the various actions initiated by scaling-up, in particular: the introduction to digital (Kids Coding), short training courses and the strengthening of fundamental digital skills to provide access to employment or development of IGAs* (SAS Hackeuses), and training as a web & mobile web developer and digital expert for young people who have trouble finding employment.
*IGA: Income Generating Activities
IECD, for the training and integration of young people aged 13 to 25 in the agricultural sector in Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire.
The project provides young people with comprehensive training based on work-study courses, which enables them to strengthen their technical and human skills and prepares them to manage their farms. The project has five training centres in Côte d'Ivoire and eight in Cameroon. Special attention is paid to young women, in particular with a pilot initiative, the Girls' Club, launched in Côte d'Ivoire in October 2018 which will be repeated elsewhere.
Terres en Mêlées and the "Terres en Mêlées Academies" - Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Togo.
The aim here is to highlight educational innovation based on rugby in four African countries (Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Togo), with several projects: the Alafia programme, and Rugby for Peace targeting young people in Burkina Faso, Togo and Côte d’Ivoire. The TEM West Africa Academy will be dedicated to the creation of educational content and will serve as a platform for training, experimentation, management and evaluation of the programme developed with the support of Peace & Sport and Play International. The Alefa programme, rugby for gender equality, in Madagascar. The objective over the coming years in several African countries is to develop entities dedicated to educational innovation through sport (rugby) which will help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.