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Fondation emlyon business school: Creating Positive Conditions for Students to Succeed

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Providing a Pathway to a Successful Future In addition to housing, transportation, food, and other life expenses, students may not be able to afford tuition. Attempting to balance finances along with studies can lead to immense pressure, hindering a student’s achievements and student life. Uncertainty surrounding the affordability of expenses can discourage and demotivate students […]

Taking a Trip Through Times with Musée de Cluny

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Returning to Ancient and Medieval Times The buildings of Musée de Cluny offer a realistic glimpse into historical Paris. The museum is housed in the Hôtel des Abbés de Cluny, which was built at the end of the 15th century. Before entering, visitors can check out the remains of the ancient thermal baths of Lutetia, […]

18 Months Later: Revisiting and Reprioritizing the Projects of the Ukraine Committee

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Since the start of the war, Fondation de France has supported projects focused on supplying the basic necessities to people close to the front line or displaced persons in unoccupied Ukrainian regions. 18 months later, as the conflict continues, resources are dwindling and the needs of the population are constantly changing. For this reason, last […]

Supporting Artists and Creating New Encounters

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A Boat Museum across the Mediterranean Sea What sets the Art Explora apart is that it is not based on a single location, but works with existing institutions such as the Louvre or the Centre Pompidou to create original projects. T’Serclaes comments: “We conceive, define, and create cultural projects with existing creators.” She adds, “Our […]

“Give life without losing it”: The Fight to Prevent Maternal Mortality in Senegal

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A Medical Background The Foundation was created in 2000 by doctors Patrick Dewavrin and Gilles Degois. For Patrick Dewavrin, he knew he wanted to invest himself in a philanthropic activity of general interest after creating successful medical establishments in France in 1990. Having a background as a doctor, he says, “I very naturally chose a […]

Extending Compassion and Restoring Hopeful Futures

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The Foundation for Compassion After spending seven years as a prison chaplain in Nanterre and witnessing the dehumanizing effect of confinement and isolation on prison mates, Clotilde Gilbert founded Wake up Café in 2014. She realized that 80% of the 90,000 people who leave jail have no solution and no one to help them. With […]

Update on the Restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral


Work Inside the Cathedral Workers have been diligently cleaning and restoring the inside of the cathedral. For the past 8 months, they have been cleaning the wall paintings of the choir chapels. At the moment, the full restoration of the north transept is underway. Fortunately, the scaffolding has been able to be removed. The construction […]

Keeping Students Connected to the French Language

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A Brief Background In 2005, founder Jane Ross passed a group of high school students speaking French and asked them if they had a language retention program at their school. After hearing their complaints that there was not, she approached the French Embassy and proposed a program to help. Shortly after, she returned to that […]

A Musical Mission to Transform Children’s Lives

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A Musical Mission The Philharmonie de Paris has three main aims. “Our global aim is to share all kinds of music with all kinds of audiences,” said Nina Tchernitchko, Development Officer at Philharmonie de Paris. Concerts featuring the greatest international ensembles and their own orchestras are presented at the Philharmonie, playing classical music of course, […]