Since 2010, the association Français Langue d'Accueil has helped refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants arriving in France by organising French language workshops. Located in the 10th arrondissement in Paris, the association provided more than 42,000 hours of educational workshops last year with the help of fifty volunteers. 450 people are currently supported throughout the year and this figure should increase rapidly.
In light of the charity's growing needs, the Societe Generale Foundation for Solidarity has decided to support it, to help it develop its actions focussed on professional integration. These actions aim at helping refugees acquire basic professional knowledge by providing language courses specific to certain jobs, IT workshops and maths lessons. In addition, job-search workshops will be set up to increase the beneficiaries' autonomy and provide personalised guidance.