After the new call for projects issued by the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity, a Meeting of the Board of Directors took place on Wednesday 13 November. 29 projects were submitted to the Board members for deliberation and then put to the vote. 23 were awarded a grant, bringing the total number of projects funded in 2012 to 86 for a sum total of EUR 2,381,504. We would like to share with you three of the projects that the Foundation supports.
Sport dans la ville (“sport in the city”) - L dans la ville (“girls in the city”)
This association uses sport as a means of providing assistance with finding employment.
The L dans la ville programme provides support for 450 young women through cultural activities and sports, a programme for “job seekers job in the city” and a programme that provides help to new businesses, “entrepreneurs in the city”.
In view of the success of Sport dans la ville, the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity is to continue with its support this year.
Find out more about the project on www.sportdanslaville.com
Village Pilote - social and professional integration programme for young people from the streets
The Pilot Village organisation fights for the long term reintegration of children living on the streets of Dakar in Senegal. By developing their technical skills, their knowledge and management skills of micro-enterprises and by bringing them back into their families and into society, the association intends to eradicate the phenomenon of street children. The objective of the programme is to take care of 55 young people.
Societe Generale of Bank of Senegal supported the project in 2010. and It has also been attracted attention during the 2011 Citizen Commitment Awards where it took fourth place with more than 300 votes out of 3,500.
See all the details on www.villagepilote.org
Club Horizons - 100,000 encounters for solidarity
Since 2003 this organisation has provided insights and proposals for the implementation of concrete activities that are in the public interest.
The ‘100,000 encounters for solidarity’ project helps job seekers from priority groups to meet with employees from companies in various industries who volunteer to exchange, help develop their networks and boost their search for employment. The objective is to organise 400 encounters in one year.
The Foundation has been supporting them since 2010 and encounter sessions have already been held in our own premises. A new session is planned for January 2013.
More information on www.club-horizons.com
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