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Nov 7, 2019

Parenting, a challenge in a foreign environment

The SFM team welcomes parents and children
The SFM team welcomes parents and children

Here at SFM Clichy, we are very much aware of the parenting difficulties facing famililes when confronted with a new culture, a new environment. Ensuring that everything goes smoothly, makes for a successful integration of the children in their new school and for a peaceful and constructive parent / children / school relationship.

At the beginning of the schoolyear, we invited all children and their parents to take part in a workshop, and we explained to them how we would be working together during the months to come. The SFM team introduced themselves and presented the exciting upcoming workshops and activities !

- Reading, Writing, Art, Art history, Philosophy but also Maths and Coding...

Children were then encouraged to engage into playful activities while bringing the parents together for a Q/A session. The event was concluded by a visit to the exhibition of the works from last year's art groups : Models of Van Gogh's bedroom, self portraits on the theme "My dreams", a study of the garden flowers inspired by Matisse...

A time of inspiration and sharing for all, and pride for some of last year's students ! Bravo to all of them !

Parents were invited to attend on a regular basis our weekly parenting meetings. Our work with the families is aimed at pacifying children / parents relationships and allowing parents a better understanding of the school expectations and allowing them to gain confidence in their relations with the various educational authorities: schools, medical authorities, social and cultural institutions. Our educational cooperation activities take into account the specific contexts of the families, often fragile and facing difficulties both at family, social and economic levels.

Many thanks to our donors who make all this possible.

A parent / child time for dialog
A parent / child time for dialog
Happy to reunite after the summer holiday break
Happy to reunite after the summer holiday break
Concentrating on the workshop activities
Concentrating on the workshop activities
Van Gogh's room in Auvers/Oise
Van Gogh's room in Auvers/Oise
Self prortraits
Self prortraits
My vision, my dreams as seen through sunglasses...
My vision, my dreams as seen through sunglasses...
A sunflower inspired by Matisse
A sunflower inspired by Matisse
Sep 2, 2019

Art creation of children from 9 to11 years old

Successful art opening for Younès, John, Alain, Charles, Nizar, Drubo et Kawtar !

On Wednesday, June 26, during the opening of the exhibition "Nos Bleds", the participants of the workshop "Parcours d'enfants" at SFM Clichy shared with us the work done throughout the year.

The many visitors had the pleasure of discovering the testimonies and reflections of the children on the topics addressed: history of immigration, culture, identity, integration ... Enriched by the presentation of personal objects and family photos, the exhibition showed the diversity and richness of individual pathways.

Wishing to give their support to this project, the artists of the collective "Map World", had agreed to lend some of their works, thus giving rise to a meeting between artists, young and adults, having in common the desire to portray a part of what they are.

Inspired by a visit to the Cité de l'Immigration in Paris, the exhibition "Nos bleds" is the fruit of the work done by the childrenaged around 10, with the help of their parents. It gives full meaning to the word "bled", because one forget too often that "bled " also means "the land, the country".

"Our Bleds", because when we come from elsewhere, and we live here, we sometimes think we have to choose a half and because finally we all come from somewhere, and so we are all a little “blédard”.

Children's words:

-What I remember most of all is the war, when we saw the history of immigration

-What impressed me the most is the book: All French by the way

-Before the workshop, I did not want to keep my middle name. As it sounded too French for some friends, who made fun of me

-I liked what we did on the family tree. And also when we talk about racism and we looked for the origins of the players of the French football team

Teacher at Victor Hugo School in Clichy

Thank you very much for sharing, it's really nice what you did!


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Jun 4, 2019

Looking back on this year's Socio-linguistic Workshops

Team work
Team work
These first months of the year have been quite intense for our trainees of Socio-linguistic Workshops!
On the pedagogical level they have worked hard to prepare for the DELF (Diploma of Study in French Language recognized by the National Education), which evaluates this year of studying. We are waiting for the results, but for everyone, whatever the outcome, it is a small victory and a great step towards integration into French society or even towards finding a job.
In addition to the language activities, trainees were invited to participate in various workshops : health workshops with a dietitian and a family doctor around various aspects of prevention (vaccines, diet, biorythm), digital initiation workshops as part of the Orange Digital House, workshops to help finding employment and finally a dive in artistic creation with our friends from Collectif Pélagie de Clichy ...
F. testifies to what these few months have represented for her :  "French lessons, in addition to the knowledge of the language, allowed me to develop my autonomy and to acquire the feeling of my own value"

 

For our French donors...

Ces premiers mois de l'année ont été intenses pour nos stagiaires des Ateliers socio-linguistiques !

Sur le plan pédagogique elles ont travaillé d'arrache pied pour se préparer au passage du DELF (Diplome d'Etude en Langue Française reconnu par l'Education Nationale), qui vient sanctionner cette année d'étude. Nous attendons les résultats, mais pour chacune, quel qu'il soit, c'est une petite victoire et un grand pas vers une intégration dans la société française voire vers un emploi.

En plus de leurs activités linguistiques, il leur a été proposé de participer à divers ateliers. Des ateliers santé autour de la diététique et des différents aspects de la Prévention (vaccins), des ateliers d'initiation au numérique dans le cadre de la Maison Digitale d'Orange, des ateliers sur l'accompagnement vers l'emploi et enfin une plongée dans la création artisitique avec nos amis du Collectif Pélagie de Clichy...

F. témoigne de ce qu'ont représenté ces quelques mois "Les cours de Français, en plus des connaissances de la langue, m’ont permis de développer mon autonomie et d’acquérir le sentiment de ma propre valeur"

Exam time
Exam time
In the heat of the discussion
In the heat of the discussion
Creative workshop
Creative workshop
Field trip : French Institutions (Senate)
Field trip : French Institutions (Senate)
 
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