Every week, we highlight a Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity partner charity.
80% of these people are currently illiterate. Paroles Voyageuses, founded in 2006, is a Paris-based charity run by 3 employees and 3 volunteers which provides access to language classes for people facing language-related difficulties and helps build language training networks.
The charity has 4 departments, including the "corporate" department, which provides language classes for employees with few or no qualifications, and the "teacher training" department, which offers training for French teachers.
Paroles Voyageuses, which recently received support from the Societe Generale Foundation, is currently working on a project to help deaf students succeed in higher education, particularly during the key phase of writing a thesis.
The project aims to offer writing support to around twenty deaf students from Paris area universities. It will include group workshops on writing techniques as well as an individual approach based on corrections of the students' writing and French Sign Language interpretation of certain course materials which are difficult for deaf people to understand.
The charity also offers awareness raising sessions on deafness for schools with deaf students to help them better meet the unique needs of deaf people.
To know more about this organization : Paroles Voyageuses