An inspiring collaboration between two Fellows

Ashoka Switzerland is proud to share the inspiring collaboration between two Fellows, Christophe Dunand (réalise) and Frédéric Bardeau (Simplon)

Ashoka Switzerland is proud to share the inspiring collaboration between two Fellows, Christophe Dunand (réalise) and Frédéric Bardeau (Simplon). A year ago, the two social entrepreneurs met through Ashoka. They immediately realized that their respective work offered common ground for high-impact collaboration on the digital reskilling of unemployed individuals. Specifically, while réalise trains low-skilled adults to labour-intensive sectors and supports their recruitment, Simplon provides unemployed individuals with coding and digital skills. In November, réalise became Simplon’s Swiss franchise and launched its first digital training with a first cohort of 24 people. Christophe and Fréderic are planning to continue and expand their collaboration, including by scaling the digital training to the entire country.