As part of the Citizen Commitment Games––a sports and charity challenge held to celebrate Societe Generale’s 150th anniversary––employees raise money for an association and take part in a sports competition.

 

Every week, discover an association supported by employees taking part in the Citizen Commitment Games.

 

In 1949, the very first SOS Children’s Villages house was built in Austria and, since then, the association has become a major player in the protection of children. It offers children who are unable to grow up with their parents a family lifestyle as part of a very big family. In France, 750 children were taken care of in 2012 in 14 villages and another establishment specifically for young people.

 

In the context of the charitable challenge being organised to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Group, SOS Children’s Villages France presented 3 programmes aimed at the professional integration of their young beneficiaries.

 

With the first programme, the association offers teens help in preparing for their driving test and buying a car. It is essential for these young people to be mobile if they are to find a job, an issue that the association is attempting to address.

 

The funds raised by Societe Generale employees will also go towards the creation of 4 new studio apartments to house 8 young people as they set out on the path to seek work. For the final project to be proposed, SOS Children’s Villages would like to finance 2 professional integration establishments for young people ages 18 to 26 who have no resources. The beneficiaries are given personalised support and have the possibility of working in market gardening or outsourced manufacturing. They also benefit from salaried training programmes leading to a formal qualification.

 

Since 2012, the Societe Generale Foundation has supported the association’s operations in Madagascar and Morocco with their projects against illiteracy and for professional integration through training programmes leading to formal qualifications.

 

To find out more about the association, visit their website.

To know more about this organization : SOS Villages d'enfants

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