The wrong information, money running short and even self-censorship block the road to further education

85% of students finishing secondary school get their baccalaureate (by 2010 Education Ministry figures) every year, but only a handful of them go for higher education. But the psychological, financial and geographic hurdles are not insurmountable.

This Foundation set up five programmes to the same end: to provide tailored support for youths in difficulty for the long term.

The goal is to use each student’s career goals to start mapping out the road to them: from secondary schools in hotspots to applied-arts schools for students who love design, architecture and art; from vocational courses to fashion schools for students who love fashion; between French and American art schools for students who can’t afford exchange scholarships.

So far, this Foundation has invested roughly €720,000 in scholarships and support for youths in difficulty.