Solidarity with the Ukrainians: Fondation de France takes action

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For several days now, hundreds of thousands of people – including many families – have been seeking to leave Ukraine to find refuge in neighbouring countries. International aid is being organised to help them, and Fondation de France has already mobilised €300,000 to help victims of the conflict. It is launching an appeal for donations […]

Empowering Refugees through Tech

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The Story Behind CHAMS Sofiane Ammar created CHAMS after visiting the Zaatari camp in Amman, Jordan, on the Syrian border.  “Once I arrived [to the camp],” he said, “I met young Syrian refugees between 16 and 25 years of age. I was surprised as they were full of curiosity…There was passion and emotion in our […]

Keeping the Human at the Heart of Hospitals

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How the Covid-19 Pandemic Changed the AP-HP Foundation While COVID-19 caused a lot of uncertainty, one extraordinary result was the outpouring of generosity. The pandemic helped the AP-HP Foundation gain more visibility, and more supporters.  From private donations to crowdfunding, 45 million euros (over $50 million U.S. dollars) were collected to fund COVID-19 research and […]

A Platform Protecting Whistleblowers in Africa

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Threats instead of Thanks Auditors Gradi Koko and Navy Malela discovered suspicious transactions at the bank they worked in. Large fraudulent deposits were being made to a businessman who was sanctioned by the U.S. because of his ties to the regime of former DRC President Joseph Kabila. When Koko and Malela raised the alarm with […]

Bringing Financial Equity to Higher Education

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How U.S. Donors are Paying it Forward Since 2009, Audencia has been supported by the nonprofit Fondation Audencia. In just over a decade, more than 700 scholarships have been awarded, and more than €16 million have been collected from generous private patrons. Today, Fondation Audencia has expanded its reach to be sponsored in the U.S. […]

Celebrate this Holiday Season with Les Réveillons de la solidarité

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Overcoming Isolation in France during the Holidays In 2020, more than 7 million people in France were isolated (growing from 4 million just a decade prior). The post COVID-19 reality certainly contributed to the stark increase in loneliness around the world. Yet, other driving factors like employment, age, disability, family circumstances, and illness make isolation […]

The Dance Between Activism and ARTivism

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Freeing Female Voices When visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), LOBA’s founders saw that dance brought freedom of expression to women. Sabourin, who is Franco-Congolese, helped make this link to the DRC. Re-Creation by LOBA piloted a project in 2017 with female victims of rape as a weapon of war. The program combined dance […]

Afrique Sur Bièvre: Promoting African Cinema in France

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Exposure for the Rich Culture of Africa Beginning in 2007, Afrique sur Bièvre was founded by dedicated individuals who wanted to bring their loves of cinema and Africa together. Not only was there interest in participation, but a need. Like in America, African films are underrepresented on cinema screens in France, despite exploring hot topics […]