For over 100 years, Societe Generale has been present in Africa and today counts activities in 18 countries. Beyond our commitment to local economies, the Group also supports and partners numerous charitable associations and projects through its Foundation and other local initiatives encouraging, for example, professional integration, the fight against social insecurity and skills development.
Women In Africa
The Women in Africa Foundation supports women entrepreneurs in Africa via an endowment fund to fulfill its general interest mission and the promotion of education in the field of economic development, and more specifically the training of future creators of innovative companies. This year, the foundation is launching Project 54 in collaboration with Societe Generale, a major sponsor of the project.
Simplon: “team spirit” as a trademark
As a social enterprise run by web developers, Simplon offers training mainly to young people under the age of 25 who have few or no formal qualifications, as well as to women and seniors, who are under-represented in the digital professions. Its founder, Frédéric Bardeau, reminds us of the links between Simplon and Societe Generale and the start of a new endeavour with the Grande Ecole du Numérique. Through concrete action, Simplon and Societe Generale are addressing a collective challenge: provide training in new digital professions and develop skills of the future.
First Digital Home by UIB
The Solidarity & Innovation by UIB Foundation, which aims to develop digital culture among a young population - early childhood, pre-adolescence and adolescence – launched on March 8th, in partnership with the ATVESOS Association, the "Digital Home by UIB" in the SOS Children's Village of Gammarth, north-east of Tunis.