Every week, we highlight a Societe Generale Foundation for Solidarity partner charity.
The association Prospective - Innovation - Valuation- Opportunity - Availability (Prospective - Innovation - Valorisation - Opportunité - Disponibilité / PIVOD) was established almost 30 years ago with the objective of helping underprivileged people to find or re-enter employment through economic activity.
The association provides support for recipients of the RSA ( Revenu de solidarité active) State income supplement or those in long-term unemployment by means of sponsorship. A number of these people are offered assistance in finding work. Their professional experience is validated and they receive help with their CVs or letters of application.
For the purposes of increased efficiency, the association has links with businesses which allow beneficiaries to apply for jobs and help them prepare for job interviews. Other beneficiaries wish to set up micro-companies. PIVOD supports these individuals and assists them with project development, works with them to prepare applications for funding and helps them with the administrative processes required to launch the business.
The association also offers "start your own business" and commercial activity courses and workshops on research techniques, searching for employment and personal development. The Societe Generale Foundation for Solidarity supported the association this year by hiring an individual for the logistical and administrative coordination of its activities.
To know more about this organization : PIVOD