"If you do not step forward you're always in the same place!"
Souad is cofounder & president of SAMA FOR ALL.
Souad served as business development Executive, Sales & Marketing manager and market research expert in the hospitality industry in Middle East Region and GGC Countries for more than 25 years.
she practiced corporate governance through innovative and structured system implementation
and the social expectations were met through CSR program. Winner of the Emirates Environmental Group volunteer of the year award 2008. She speaks fluently Arabic, English, French. She hold a master degree in Translation and Arabization in French, English & Arabic.
Hello Geoffrey, Thank you for your comment on our idea and I am happy to respond.
Firstly, I am lucky being in Paris the capital of culture, It's the home of the world's most visited gallery and monument with 297 of them, Paris also wins the museum category beating Moscow with 261 and Los Angeles with 219. And we are lucky too, to work with those prestigious museums (orsay & orangerie).
In fact, the training program’s responsible of both museums arranged before yesterday for our beneficiaries an open day where they have met with responsible of different departments (communication, Human resources, security and reception, ticket booth, etc.) Each responsible has detailed the nature of his/her job. And at the end of the day, the responsible for the training program collected the CVs to submit them to the HR department where they will contact them for an individual interview. I posted this on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/samaforall/
Secondly, we experienced during the training period that the level of French language of the beneficiaries is not sufficient to work in the museum especially their technical language, so we created the specialized French courses, and the conversation club around art and culture. This tool will increase the chance of getting a job in the art and culture field.
Of course we will not remain on one pattern, the field of art and culture in France is a huge one, and diversifying activities are considered since we created our organization, but lack of human and financial resources we could not launch last year a new activity.
Our 2020 plan is to diversify activities, we are working right now on entering the following sectors: theater, library, and movie industry.
I hope I respond to your questions.
Please feel free to contact us for any further clarification.