YOUCA Action Day

Every year, youth organisation YOUCA organises the YOUCA Action Day, formerly known as Zuiddag. Students Arne and Christelle had a look behind the scenes at Colruyt Group.

Discovering what it's like to work for an organisation, a company, the government or a private person for one day? More than 17,000 young people enthusiastically seized the opportunity. Moreover, they donated their salary to projects of committed youngsters in the South and a number of projects in Belgium. 

A better future for young people in El Salvador

This year, YOUCA mainly supports Trias, an international organisation that encourages young people in El Salvador to develop their future. Indeed, no less than 25 % of the young Salvadorians does not go to school and is unemployed. Thanks to YOUCA and Trias, they become more confident and can enjoy an education.

Students at work with Colruyt Group

Arne De Genst and Christelle Kiza Mpunga, two students who participated in the YOUCA Action Day, followed a special programme at Colruyt Group. First they visited he distribution centre of Dassenveld. They were introduced to the different departments such as Transport and Picking.

Then they went to Colruyt Halle to help the employees there. Learning to drive a pallet truck, putting away carts, working at the check-out ... a few examples among their many tasks.

They ended the day with an inspiring talk with managers Liesbeth Sabbe and Jef Colruyt. A unique look behind the scenes of a big family of companies.

Meeting with Indonesian trainees

But that's not all. Indeed, during their guided tours, Arne and Christelle got to know the Indonesian students who are doing a work placement at Colruyt Group for three weeks. They exchanged ideas about entrepreneurship with young people and learned more about each other's culture.

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