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IECD FILMS

French bakery in Ho Chi Minh City : a school for disadvantaged young adults

June 2018

Building on the success of La Boulangerie Française in Huế and on the good results it has achieved for nearly 20 years, IECD decided in 2016 to expand the project in Ho Chi Minh City with a similar model, in partnership with TDC. La Boulangerie Française – HCMC aims to enable its students to become highly-skilled, responsible adults, socially well-integrated and capable of becoming agents of their own development. The goal is to allow them to create a better future not only for themselves, but also for their families and communities.

 

Sickle-cell disease in Africa, a daily struggle against an invisible disease

June 2017

At a time when the gene therapy gives in France a credible basis for greater hopes for a cure of Sickle-cell disease, the sick of African countries die before they get the chance to be diagnose. In Sub-Saharan countries, 3 children suffering from Sickle-cell disease out of 4 don’t reach the age of 5! However, an early diagnosis and an appropriate care can reduce these risks considerably the mortality risk. The IECD support the stakeholders in the fight against Sickle-cell disease in Africa since 2006 in RDC, in Madagascar, in Cameroon and in Congo. A This film aims to raise awareness about this disease in order to encourage early detection. This film aims to raise awareness about this disease in order to encourage early screening.

Against Sickle-cell-disease, let us mobilize !

June 2017

The sickle cell disease is the 1th genetic disease in the world. In Central Africa and in Madagascar, almost 2% of new-born are affected by this disease and 50 to 75% of them die before the age of 5.
This movie aims to alert the public authorities on the importance to start national policies up to the task.

Renewable Energy : Train the Egyptian Youth for Careers in Electricity – “Seeds of Hope” program

February 2017

Jumbo Jeremiah, a student in electrical engineering from Nigeria

January 2017

Nigeria is a country of upwards of 170 millions inhabitants with a youth unemployment rate of 38. Since 2013, in partnership with the Institute for Industrial Technology (IIT), the IECD has set up  a program of vocational training alternating between work and study, with the goal of training young people in electrical engineering through the “Seeds of Hope’ program. Jumbo Jeremiah is one of those who benefit from this. He tell us his story and how this course has changed his life.

CERES Program – Education and Remedial Courses in Madagascar

October 2013

In 2006, IECD and Malagasy association PROMES launched in Fianarantsoa the CERES program. The goal is to open education centers to facilitate the access to junior school for the rural youth. Every year, nearly 600 students enroll in the CERES program. They receive comprehensive support that allow them to achieve educational and personal fulfillment and — for the most deserving ones — to go to high school.

Hospitality and Catering Training Centre (HCTC)

2016

By AccorHotels Communications & CSR Asia Pacific and IECD.

In the region of Mae Sot, in Northwest Thailand, Karen people are among the poorest of the country. The youth leaves the area to the city hoping for a better life. Ill-trained, not fluent in Thai and unprepared for urban life, they face many difficulties there.

In 2009, IECD and TBCAF, with the support of AccorHotel, launched in Mae Sot a comprehensive training project for disadvantaged youth. In the hospitality school which opened its door in 2011, students acquire technical skills and general knowledge. They also develop life skills that will enable them to find a stable and valuable employment.

Hospitality and Catering Training Centre (HCTC)

June 2016

The HCTC is a hospitality school created in 2011 by the European Institute of Cooperation and Development (IECD) and the Tak Border Child Assistance Foundation (TBCAF) in Mae Sot, which trains disadvantaged youth belonging to the Karen minority. The Tak region, where the school is located, faces a relatively low educational level, offers few employment opportunities and is at the heart of substantial social challenges. This project therefore promotes the socio-economic integration of rural Thai youth in hospitality and catering trades. The training center consists of classrooms, a vocational hotel-restaurant called “The Passport”, a boarding facility, a canteen, a media lab and a pedagogic garden. The theoretical and practical training allows students to acquire technical (kitchen, service, reception, housekeeping) and general skills (languages, life skills…). Thanks to a solid network of partners comprising more than 70 hotels (AccorHotels, Onyx Hospitality Group…), students also carry out two internships, which help them refine their career project and integrate the job market. This network is complemented by numerous institutions and associations that intervene at various levels of the training.

The video of the Hospitality and Catering Training Centre in Mae Sot

December 2013

In the region of Mae Sot, in Northwest Thailand, Karen people are among the poorest of the country. The youth leaves the area to the city hoping for a better life. Ill-trained, not fluent in Thai and unprepared for urban life, they face many difficulties there.

In 2009, IECD and TBCAF launched in Mae Sot a comprehensive training project for disadvantaged youth. In the hospitality school which opened its door in 2011, students acquire technical skills and general knowledge. They also develop life skills that will enable them to find a stable and valuable employment.

In 2013, the school welcomed 48 students divided into three promotions. During three years, they are trained in cuisine, service and accommodation. They also enhance their skills in Thai and English.

Students are trained under real conditions in the school’s hotel and restaurant which open to the public three days a week. They must also do internships in a work environment. For these young people, it is an opportunity to discover the reality of their future job.

Seeds of Hope Program – Train the Lebanese Youth for Careers in Electricity

2012

In 2007 IECD launched in Lebanon Seeds of Hope, a training program for careers in electricity. The goal is to promote the integration of the youth in the labor market.

Seven years later, teaching standards have been developed; a hundred teachers have been trained in innovative teaching methods; nearly 800 students follow the new curriculum which focuses on the acquisition of skills that are required by the professionals. Today, the program is expanding in Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria.

Family Farm Schools – Train the Rural Youth for Careers in Agriculture

2011

Since 1992, IECD has developed a Family Farm School network in Africa. In 20 years, 80 schools have been opened in Cameroon, Ivory Coast and — since 2012 — Democratic Republic of Congo. Each year, several thousand young people, 40% of whom are girls, are trained for rural jobs.

TV REPORTS

Support to small vietnamese enterprises

Juin 2016

QPVN report

After 3 years of operation, IECD has managed to support over 500 micro and small business in improving and sustain their livelihood. The Basic Management training for small business program has been gaining popularity toward local communities as well as the attention of medias. In order to introduce this practical program to the vast audience, The National Defence Channel of Vietnam has visited IECD’s beneficiaries to learn about their improvement and changes after joining our programs.

Sustainable Street Livelihood

May 2016

VTV9 (Vietnam National Television) report

In 2016, People’s Committee of District 1, HCMC plan to launch a pilot project of Street food zoning. If the project succeed, its model will be expand in other part of HCMC. The project is considered to affect livelihood of vast number of citizen, who earn a living by running street business on the sidewalk or on the road. To support local authority in designing a beneficial project for its citizens, IECD, SDTC and LIN organized “Sustainalbe Street livelihood” to help local street vendors raise their voice and contribute ideas for the project.

IECD in Vietnam

Octobre 2015

VTC10 report