AFEV: ENSURING STUDENTS' EDUCATION FUTURE
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NGO Name: AFEV
Location: France (Brest, Bordeaux, Reims and Rennes)
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