As well as being a source of personal growth, education is a powerful tool in tackling inequality and promoting human rights.

Giving everyone access to free, high-quality education helps end the cycle of poverty, opens up opportunities to build a future, and provides the keys to a long and healthy life.

Today, a young person’s social and geographical background is still too much of a systematic determinant of their educational performance. Giving all schoolchildren an equal chance to find their path, supporting their choices, tackling the education crisis in priority neighbourhoods and rural areas, providing new opportunities to young people who have slipped out of the system – all these actions are needed to build a fairer society.

For more than 15 years now, Fondation Groupe Primonial – convinced that education is essential in giving each individual the resources to choose and build their future – has supported charities that work to reduce inequality in access to education. These organisations use innovative approaches such as alternative teaching methods and project learning, concentrating on the acquisition of core skills and tackling educational exclusion for young people facing educational or socio-cultural challenges.

The health crisis we are now suffering has worsened existing inequalities and challenges in education: children and young people have been hit hard. The risks of interruptions to educational careers, exclusion or early withdrawal from education have increased, particularly for pupils and students from poorer backgrounds.

It is therefore more necessary than ever to support charities and projects seeking to reduce the inequalities and weaknesses that have been exacerbated by the crisis.

Key

Figures

1 child in 3

in priority neighbourhoods leaves the education system without any real education.

The rate of access to general or technical post-15 education is

twice as high

for pupils from better-off backgrounds than for those from poorer backgrounds.

1 child in 3

in priority neighbourhoods leaves the education system without any real education.

EDUCATION - Key Figures - 02

The rate of access to general or technical post-15 education is

twice as high

for pupils from better-off backgrounds than for those from poorer backgrounds.

Average mark amongst pupils aged 8 and 9

(French Ministry of Education, 2017)

Pupils from better-off backgrounds
Pupils from poorer backgrounds
Target Groups

Target

groups

Middle-school pupils in rural areas

Pupils in priority neighbourhoods

Children struggling in mainstream education

Actions

Actions

Projects delivering innovative education

Alternative non-contracted school

Small staff teams

Personal development work

Acquisition of core skills

Involvement of parents in educational success

Projects

supported

Un élève et son encadrante Ma Chance Moi Aussi

Ma chancemoi aussi

In 2019, the Foundation funded the opening of the Echirolles establishment.


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Visuel Hip Baroque Choc

HIP BAROQUECHOC

The Foundation funded the 4th edition of the program in 2019.


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Visuel Cour Clovis

Cours Clovis

(Fondation Espérance Ruralités)

In 2019, the Foundation financed the tuition fees of two students of Cours Clovis for one year.


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The

Education

Engagement Committee

The Education Committee meets several times each year to analyse and select projects in the field of Education from a shortlist prepared by the Foundation team.

lucie bruneau

Lucie Bruneau

Primonial

Internal Auditor

Comité Éducation : Jacques-Yves MOZET

Jacques-Yves Mozet

Primonial

Business Law Lawyer

Comité Éducation : Coline Pavot

Coline Pavot

LFDE

Head of ESG Research – SRI Team

Comité Éducation : Alexandra Préaux

Alexandra Préaux

LFDE

Private Asset Manager