The Foundation is taking action in France in view of the COVID 19 health crisis.

The COVID 19 pandemic that struck in all parts of the world has led to an unprecedented health and social crisis.

In this context, the school environment has been disrupted and schools have been closed.

In France, the pandemic and lockdown caused a large number of underprivileged children’s schooling to abruptly halt over night, with a major risk of early school leaving due to a lack of equipment, Internet connection and support. These are essential to follow distance learning courses.

Given the gravity of this unprecedented crisis, the Foundation decided to take rapid action, contribute to the collective effort in France and adapt its support to the first emergency requests, while keeping to its initial mission of listening to the needs of particularly fragile children.

This is why the Foundation has chosen to respond to the call from the Break Poverty Foundation which launched the #Emergency Connection “10,000 computers for vulnerable children” operation in March 2020 alongside Emmaüs Connect and the Mentoring Collective.

In just a few weeks, the goal of 10,000 computers was surpassed! The operation resulted in the distribution of over 16,000 computers to young students from disadvantaged neighbourhoods through the strong collective action of various partners.

The Break Poverty Foundation: Created in 2017, the Break Poverty Foundation supports and identifies programmes to prevent youth poverty. To give every child a chance.

Its programmes focus on the following three priority areas:

To find out more, explore the project report: here