The three winners, which will receive a donation of €90,000 from the Group's Foundation, presided by Frédéric Oudéa, are the following:
1st place: The fight against illiteracy project in Burkina Faso run by the Amis de Kantchari foundation in collaboration with Talents & Partage, a solidarity association of current and retired Societe Generale employees. The project aims to build two new secondary-school classrooms and a new three-classroom primary school in the Kantchari municipality.
2nd place: The Ateliere Fara Frontiere foundation from Romania in support of social and professional integration by providing training and qualifications for young people and adults, supported by BRD, a subsidiary of Societe Generale in Romania. The Inser&TIC project is aimed at creating 10 new jobs in 2012 within integration workshops dedicated to recycling computer parts. The monthly goal is to collect 300 computers and assemble over 60 new ones. The refurbished computers will be donated to organisations, schools and hospitals.
3rd place: The Luciole project, developed by the Casa do Zezinho foundation, which helps 150 young people from São Paulo favelas enter the workforce. The initiative is supported by Societe Generale Brazil. In 2011, over 150 young people were given free professionalisation training. Among them, 40% found more stable jobs and 25% passed university entrance exams. The goal in 2012 is to find partners to start tourism courses to increase training capacity and offer new possibilities for entering the labour market.
In July 2012, the Citizen Commitment Awards will become open to the public through the "Facebook prize" summer competition.
Fans of the Societe Generale Citizen Commitment page will be able to award a 4th winner from among six competing projects via the Facebook page dedicated to Societe Generale's latest social initiatives (www.facebook.com/CitizenCommitmentWeek).