Comité Français de Secours aux Enfants

Men working in the Niger Agapé center for professional training in baking and breadmaking

Creating a training center for the baking trade

Since the 1970s, AREVA has been involved in Nigerien society through support for education and professional training. In partnership with the Comité Français de Secours à L'Enfance (CFSE), a French child relief organization, AREVA is supporting the creation of a professional training center in Niamey for the baking trade.

Learning a trade

This project aims to:

  • train youth,,
  • help them acquire a trade,
  • help them make nutritional products from local ingredients.

The trainees are underemployed youth chosen for their aptitude and a demonstrated willingness to enroll in a 1-year economic or social initiative after the course. One-third of those enrolled—12 young people—come from the Arlit and Agadez regions.

Even more graduates

Today, 3 young people from the first graduating class work at a new bakery and pastry shop called the Croustillant in Niamey. A fourth is working in Imouraren.

The graduation ceremony for the second class of 7 youth—3 of whom are from Arlit—took place on July 12, 2009.

A third class began in October-November 2009.

Corporate responsibility
Environmental monitoring: freshwater sampling. Village near Cominak. Akouta. Niger. Africa

During 40 years of operations in Niger, AREVA has created a sustainable partnership with the country in the areas of industry, environmental protection, health and social welfare.

AREVA contacts in Niger
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AREVA's headquarters in Paris, France

By developing the synergies between AREVA’s carbon-free offers, the group’s 44,000 employees help supply as many people as possible with safer, cleaner and more economical energy.