The Maison des femmes, or “women’s home”, inaugurated in Saint-Denis at the beginning of July 2016 after a year of construction works, is finally ready to welcome and care for female victims of violence and mutilation. Here is a look back on this project supported by Terre Plurielle.
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Terre Plurielle has launched a programme called Terre d’Avenir, which seeks to support employee’s engagement in education and social inclusion. In the UK, Bouygues has launched the programme in partnership with ‘Women into Construction’.
In partnership with the association “Women into Construction”, which promotes gender equality in building and public works, Bouygues UK and Terre Plurielle recently launched the “Terre d’Avenir” programme in London.
Terre d’Avenir supports individuals looking for sustainable employment. In London, five young women keen to join the construction industry, completed a two-week internship at Bouygues UK, following which they were matched to a mentor selected amongst employees. The mentor is responsible to support and help the young women define their career plan, write their CV and introduce them to their network when relevant. The mentoring will last until the mentee finds employment.
For Stéphanie Pullès, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Bouygues UK, ‘This programme is already a success! It was launched a couple of months ago and already 25% of our candidates have found employment. Following this first experience, we have decided to launch two new Terre d’Avenir programmes in the UK: one in Birmingham later this year, and another in London early 2017‘.
The programme has also been introduced in France, on the construction sites of the future Paris Law Courts and the Nîmes-Montpellier rail bypass (OCVIA).
As part of the Terre d’Avenir programme, supported by its Terre Plurielle foundation, Bouygues Construction wants to help siteworkers in professional integration programmes find a job. The idea is to create partnerships between siteworkers in professional integration programmes and employees, to help them with their career plans. Learn about the example of Benoît and Gaston on the worksite for the future Paris Law Courts.
Gaston has worked on the worksite for the future Paris Law Courts (17th arrondissement) since May 2015. He is one of the siteworkers on professional integration programmes on our worksites, who are recognised for their great determination and serve as an example to all, but unfortunately cannot be hired because of the difficult economic circumstances in France. The head of his team, Benoît, signed up to the Terre d’Avenir programme, initiated by Terre Plurielle*, to help him find a job. Benoît will provide support to Gaston until he finds a job (and for six months afterwards) at all stages, such as writing his CV, interviews, and sharing his personal network. We will catch up with them again at the end of the year to review their experience and the programme in general. Ten partnerships like Benoît and Gaston’s were formed on the worksites of the future Paris Law Courts and the Nîmes-Montpellier bypass (OCVIA).
*Terre d’Avenir is an employee involvement programme initiated by Terre Plurielle that was launched last April to support education and professional integration. To find out more about the programme, you can watch or rewatch the interview with Philippe Bonnave, President of Terre Plurielle, and Jean-Manuel Soussan, Manager of Terre Plurielle.
Since 2008, the Terre Plurielle foundation has been supporting employees involved in mentoring programmes. Terre Plurielle’s chairman, Philippe Bonnave, and administrator, Jean-Manuel Soussan, together review its achievements, discuss its values, and touch on the launch of the “Terre d’Avenir” programme, which gets employees involved in the areas of education and employment.
The local French Red Cross unit in Clamart has received a brand-new ambulance. The project was supported by the Terre Plurielle foundation and Marjorie Paillas, project manager at Structis and a sponsor for the association.
Marjorie has been a French Red Cross volunteer for five years in the local Clamart unit. She is a team leader and every weekend supervises a team of four first-aid workers who intervene in public areas and private residences in all kinds of cases, such as illness, accidents, falls, assaults, childbirth, etc.
The local unit teams in Clamart received a first-aid ambulance on 18 December 2015. The Terre Plurielle foundation awarded the project a grant of €16,000. “We have been denied grants by the public services several times. The project would never have seen the light of day without the support of Terre Plurielle,” explains Marjorie.
For this passionate volunteer, the new ambulance is a safer way of marking out the scene of an accident, as well as ensuring the treatment and transport of victims within time frames set out in safety standards.
Roles in “La Croix Rouge”
- Be part of the Hauts-de-Seine emergency services network in collaboration with the region’s paramedics and the Paris fire brigade
- Initiate an intervention by a Red Cross team from the Hauts-de-Seine paramedics’ urgent medical call dispatch centre
- Carry out timely first-aid tasks identical to those done by emergency services
- Treat victims with first-aid and give information on the victim’s status to the triage doctor (paramedics or fire brigade)
- Send victims to the nearest suitable hospital if necessary