In 2015, the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation is honouring Africa's commitment to professional integration. Societe Generale,the leading network of universal banks in Africa for businesses, is present in 16 African countries. The Societe Generale Corporate Foundation is committed to working alongside its subsidiaries to support innovative charitable projects in these countries. Having supported more than fifty projects in Africa since it was founded, the Foundation is continuing to provide support in 2015, especially in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire and Madagascar. In a difficult economic and political context, now more than ever, the Foundation is involved in fighting against inequality.
The foundation mainly helps implement and develop projects with a strong social impact. Supporting the Prince Mossi association's literacy and technical training programme in Burkina Faso to help women become independent and Libraries Without Borders' mobile library that provides people in Cameroon living far from Yaoundé with access to culture and professional training programmes was an obvious choice. The Foundation also supported a programme promoting professional integration through sport in Madagascar this year by financing the Pachamama association's Sport Terre Malgache project in Antananarivo. Cultural activities are also an important means of integration as the Ténor Foundation's Mazaya project for culture in Morocco showed us. This project used music to effectively prevent disadvantaged children from dropping out of school.
It is essential to review the social and professional integration initiative, which is why the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation supports international charities' projects to fight exclusion.