News
Actualités

ShareAmi connects young people learning French with seniors living in France

ShareAmi .

Generated as a spin-off of the main project Oldyssey, a digital storytelling project that gives a voice to old people and provides ways of bringing different generations together, ShareAmi allows young people who want to practice their French the chance to improve while promoting the active engagement of older people at risk of isolation and social exclusion.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, older people are particularly at risk of feeling isolated or they may simply have more time on their hands than others. Language exchanges abroad are being partly suspended, making practicing foreign languages even more difficult for young people who would have otherwise been able to organise a trip abroad or attend a structured language course in another EU country.

Three young changemakers from France -  Clément Boxebeld, Juliette Neyran and Julia Mourri - have recently found a smart solution that contemporarily addresses these two issues. They launched ShareAmi, and have received more than 3600 applications from learners who want to be connected to an elderly French conversation buddy or act as volunteer facilitators to supervise the partnerships that have already been initiated.  Some of them will have to wait more than a year to get in touch with a fellow French senior citizen and to start the programme.

For those who are interested, the ShareAmi team is now available online:

Following a first test conversation, a senior/learner duo commit to a 3 months’ programme during which they call each other every week for a 30-minute conversation. Every month, the facilitators interview both of them online to check the pace of the online conversations, as well as to highlight and reflect on eventual issues and/or benefits from each party. At the end of these 3 months the pair can decide whether to continue, or change interlocutor, or stop the program altogether.

The programme has kicked-off in France, but as you can see from the video below, it is quickly spreading all around the world.

                        

Do you want more information? Visit https://www.oldyssey.org/shareami-fr or write to shareami.project@gmail.com!

Login (16)

Users have already commented on this article

Connectez-vous ou Inscrivez-vous pour commenter.

Vous souhaitez du contenu dans une autre langue?

Ce document est également disponible dans d'autres langues. Sélectionnez-en une ci-dessous.
Switch Language

Vous souhaitez écrire un article?

N'hésitez pas à le faire!

Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous et publiez un nouvel article!

Dernières discussions

Exemples de ressources pédagogiques pour les publics NEETs et Migrants

En préparation d'un stage d'observation en Italie, une équipe de professionnels de l'insertion socioprofessionnels en Wallonie présentent des outils pédagogiques de base accessibles et potentiellement transposables dans d'autres pays, pour accompagner les NEETs et les primo-arrivants

Plus

Discussion EPALE : les compétences numériques comme moyen d'accéder aux opportunités de formation tout au long de la vie

Dans le cadre de notre focus sur les compétences numériques comme moyen d'accéder aux opportunités de formation, EPALE organise une discussion en ligne le 27 mai 2020.

Plus