DLG Teams Up With Yojoa To Support Young Migrants in Switzerland
DLG is pleased to announce it has teamed up with Yojoa, an organization that supports young migrants in Geneva in finding internships, apprenticeships and jobs.
The opportunity to work with Yojoa gave us the pleasure of meeting and working with George Khoury, a 16-year old from Syria who joined our two-week program to learn more about the field of marketing and communication.
Through our partnership with Yojoa, we strongly believe that opportunities like this to support young migrants in Geneva to find internships, apprenticeships and jobs, are essential to building a more creative, innovative and competitive environment.
“Our main focus at Yojoa is to accompany young talents or talents who have migrated,” said Emmanuelle Werner Gillioz, Founder and Director of Yojoa. “Most of them are refugees who have sought asylum in Switzerland as teenagers, who have migrated on their own and basically, they’ve had to start all over again.”
“Our purpose is to help build bridges between our young talents, who have a lot of competencies, and companies,” she added.
“We genuinely admire Emmanuelle and her team’s ambitions to support young migrants and couldn’t be happier with our first collaboration which we hope will lead to several others in the future. If diversity and inclusion are truly on your company’s radar, get in touch with them. It has been a wonderful experience for us to be involved in.”
Benedicte Soteras, Head of Client Services
Yojoa, which was founded just over a year ago, works with companies and organisations like BNP Paribas and L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, offering support to those wishing to develop a more inclusive corporate culture.
Through its analysis of diversity and inclusion, co-construction of a roadmap and co-creation of tools for inclusion, Yojoa has worked with up to 20 companies to help them redefine diversity within their organisation, leading to a more creative, innovative and profitable environment where employees are more engaged and customers can better identify with the brand.
In addition, Yojoa runs an academy that offers tailored workshops that aim to help organisations and their employees to understand the concept of diversity and inclusion, and raise awareness of unconscious bias and how to address it.
Looking forward, Werner Gillioz hopes to expand Yojoa’s reach further over the next few years, by adding more capabilities to work with more young people and to grow its community of companies to 50. “We really want to try and influence a movement,” she said.
To learn more about Yojoa, and how it works to support young people and organisations, please click here.