Created last year, the Ŝanco project aims to connect refugees and professionals, all the while raising their awareness (and that of IÉSEG students) about food waste.
In collaboration with different partners (like the Singa association), the 6 members of Ŝanco* have launched a cycle of 4 workshops this semester with 6 refugees at the Avant-Goût de la cuisine commune, an ephemeral space to meet, cook and eat in Lille. During these sessions, they cook together with fruit and vegetables collected from markets, and discuss a number of professional-related topics.
External actors, along with members of the solidarity-oriented team project (projet collectif solidaire) RéAct Lille, participate in leading these workshops. During the first session on October 24, the participants of the Ŝanco project discussed the labor code in France with the members of RéAct Lille.
The next session, scheduled for the beginning of December, will welcome professionals with jobs related to the refugees’ professional projects in order to talk about their careers.
This same group of refugees also works with Ŝanco’s partner, the Singa association, to prepare them for their professional integration. (Singa creates opportunities for refugees and their host communities to meet and cooperate).
*Anouk Boukobza, Célia Fondeur, Domitille Champetier, Lucie Creze, Luisa Machado et Capucine Gas