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01-Jan-2020


AFEV:

ENSURING STUDENTS' EDUCATIONAL FUTURE

Students sitting on a bench, with AFEV and BIC Corporate Foundation logos

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

 

NGO Name: AFEV

 

Pillar: Fighting Against School Dropout

Location: France (Brest, Bordeaux, Reims and Rennes)

Funding Period: 2016-2021

 

THE CHALLENGE

While education should be accessible to all, it is difficult to access in underserved urban neighborhoods, which suffer from inequality and exclusion.  

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

AFEV's project develops volunteer programs for university students, who help improve education in Brest, Bordeaux, Reims and Rennes, France via one-to-one mentoring. The student volunteers give two-hour sessions each week to youth identified to be at risk of educational failure.

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

 

"It's really useful for me, for my tongue and my happiness, because I have no brother or sister at home."

- Shamsur, 11 years old
 

"It helps, it's encouraging."

- Ibtisam, 12 years old.
 

"I'm happy to learn a lot of things, Adele gave me some key words, everything was good, we played outside every time and homework was going well."

- Rayan, 9 years old.
 

"I have more courage to say things, I'm less shy"

- Ines, 8 years old.

 

 

Photograph: ©Thomas Halkin