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Solidarity With Morocco: A 3 Month Update on the Mobilization of Aid to the Most Vulnerable

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Sheltering Disaster Victims and Supporting Reconstruction The current priority is to adapt shelters for the winter period. “The majority of disaster victims have been sheltered in tents, containers or marquees, but with the onset of winter and snow, these solutions remain temporary. That’s why we’re actively working with architects and engineers to find suitable solutions […]

Turkey-Syria: 10 Months of Action Responding to Needs on the Ground

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Meeting Basic Needs In the town of Jinderes, on the border with Turkey, which has become a major place of refuge for many Syrians, local associations are working with the authorities to provide lighting in refugee camps. Fondation de France is contributing to the installation of solar-powered street lamps in 20 refugee camps housing over […]

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, […]

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 […]

Art Explora: 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 […]

Wake Up Café: 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 […]

Keeping Students Connected to the French Language: the French Heritage Program

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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 […]

Fondation CNRS: Advocating for Independent and Ambitious Research

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CNRS, A World Leader in Scientific and Technological Research CNRS’ long history and strong presence all over the world makes it a leader in scientific and technological research. Research impact indicators, like Webométric and the journal metric “Scorpus,” rank CNRS highly: number one in Europe and number two in the world, after the Chinese Academy […]