Key figures for the board of directors meeting in November:

€758,775 paid for

72,000 beneficiaries in

6 different countries

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12 renewed subsidiaries

7 new partnerships

 

The board of directors meeting

 

Held at the head office of Apprentis d’Auteuil on 9 Nov 2017, the board of directors were given a presentation of the association by André Altmeyer, deputy director of the Apprentis d’Auteuil foundation. They were then given a guided tour through the museum by Marie-Noëlle Dumont, in charge of historical archives. The event provided the opportunity to get to know our key partner better and meet some of their representatives. After announcing various news items and discussions on the Foundation, the board voted to allocate a subsidiary of more than €20,000.

 

Ultimately the board selected nineteen of the 70 applications for more than €20,000 made for the call for submissions in June: 12 renewals and 7 new partnerships. The Societe Generale Foundation will pursue its action with thirteen projects focusing on professional integration for people in difficulty.  Education and integration through sport and culture are also represented in the projects America Scores, Agence pour l’Education par le Sport (education through sport), PLAY International, Gol de Letra, and Orange Rouge.

 

Our partners for professional integration: Apprentis d’Auteuil, Ares, Rejoué, Croix Rouge française, Mozaïk RH, Passerelles Numériques (digital gateways), Association Nationale des Groupements de Créateurs (designers assocation), Ateliere Fara Frontiere, TAPAJ France, Ikambere, The Borkerage Citylink, Bordeaux Institute for Political Studies. Our partners fighting illiteracy: Thot (providing future prospects for all) and Agir pour l’Ecole (action for schooling).

 

Let us now put the spotlight on a few projects that work on the integration of young people facing social difficulties.

 

Encouraging social and professional integration for young people in difficulty

 

Apprentis d’Auteuil,  which hosted the board meeting and a long-time partner of the Foundation, is a major player in education and training for young people facing social or family difficulties. Currently nearly 25,000 young people are involved in one of their 200 facilities around France. Founded in 1866, Apprentis d’Auteuil runs 85 professional training programs in 17 sectors. This year again, the Societe Generale Foundation has chosen to support Apprentis d’Auteuil for the integration of young people in France to develop one of its institutions, the professional lycée (high school) in Lisieux. Following the creation of two public construction workshops training people in building and roofing, the Lycée plans to bring the hotel high school together with the professional high school on the same premises.

 

Mozaïk RH, an association familiar to the Foundation for its employee sponsoring programs, this year is running a project called “Diversify your talents”: a predictive recruitment platform combining the science of psychometrics and big data. To allow the 35,000 graduates and students from various backgrounds to benefit from the professional integration system, the Societe Generale Foundation has granted a subsidy of €30,000.  The platform not only gives applicants access to job offers, recruitment officers, and online support modules, but it also provides companies greater visibility among groups that are more difficult to capture. Sourcing based on objective criteria helps to break down stereotypes and preconceived ideas during the preselection phase.

 

Having supported the 1st phase of the “Playdagogie” project, the Societe Generale Foundation has furthered its support for Play International, with the sum of €40,000. The association was founded in 1999 based on the idea that sport can act as a catalyst for social change by providing concrete answers to problems affecting education, society and health. Playdagogie runs educational sessions based on sport, with specific pedagogical tools, providing local players with support to teach school children in priority areas. The 2nd phase planned for 2018 aims to extend the project to regions where the program is located, and also take it to the northern region of Hauts-de-France. This includes some 16,000 children aged 6 to 15.

 

The future of these underprivileged children is the focus of a number of the Foundation’s associations. After all, young people are our future.

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