Students from Metro Atlanta were 1,200 to participate in the humanitarian presentations given within the framework of France-Atlanta 2011. These presentations aimed to raise awareness among young people on current humanitarian issues and the incredible work of volunteers in the field, but also to help students discover one of many concrete ways to use the French language. The Carter Center and the Peace Corps who mobilized their representatives last year, will join us again this time along with representatives from CARE and the CDC!
To prepare for the series of presentations in Georgian schools that will take place during France-Atlanta 2012 (October 25- November 10), we launched a large contest for high school students on the theme of the fight against poverty and the promotion of human rights. The level of participation was outstanding! We received over 70 projects from about 15 high schools from across Georgia.
Tyler Keegan, a student at Campbell High School, rose above all. “His essay, written in excellent French, not only described what poverty is locally and internationally in a very sensible way, but also offered innovative solutions – such as the use of microcredit to fight against poverty or the use of the Internet to raise awareness on this issue among a younger audience. The innovative aspect of Tyler’s work embodies perfectly the spirit of France-Atlanta. He is well deserving of this prize!” declared Pascal Le Deunff, Consul General of France in Atlanta. As our first prize winner, Tyler Keegan will receive an educational trip to France, focusing on human rights, from July 6-16, 2012 sponsored by the Institut Français and the Foreign Affairs Ministry (Allons en France program).
Runners up were Nari Lee, from Chattahoochee High School and Cristian Escalera, from Valdosta High School, respectively for their video and comic book projects.
France-Atlanta 2012 is a series of events centered on innovation in the scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian domains which aim at breathing new life in the cooperation between France and the Southern U.S. Co-presented by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, France-Atlanta 2012 is presented under the high auspices of the Ambassador of France to the U.S.A., the Governor of Georgia and the Mayor of Atlanta. About 15 events will be presented to the Atlantan Community on October 25-November 10, 2012. To find out more about “France-Atlanta 2012”: www.france-atlanta.org.
Tyler KEEGAN from Campbell High School - read his text
Tyler wins an educational trip to France.
Marcelo, Tobi and Katherine win French books.
Nari, Annette and Connor win French books.
1. Cristian ESCALERA from Valdosta High School - read his comics (part1 - part2)
2. Carole HUANG from Chattahoochee High School - read her comics
3. Erin MCCARTHY from Chattahoochee High School - read her comics
Cristian, Carole and Erin win French books.