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When Sarasvati teaches French !

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When Sarasvati teaches French !

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About us....

In 2002, after several trips to India that made us realize the richness of different cultures through music, encounters, friendship and also material solidarity, we decided to create the non-profit Sharing and Culture Sarasvati with the following goal:

"Sharing material, cultural and spiritual wealth"

In India, the Godess Sarasvati is traditionally the protector of students. She will be particularly called upon to help with our new challenge, sadly a common one today.

This is first a story of friendship.

We met the Alwanis in Benares, India, in 2017. They were a happy family from Yemen. Ali, the father, an academic, and his 6 children were pursuing their studies successfully and Eman, the mother, was volunteering in an NGO. We became friends.

When Ali's student visa expired, India did not want to let them stay. With the war going on in Yemen, the could'nt go back home. Jordan was the only country to grant them a three-month tourist visa.

Let's introduce you to:

Eman et Ali

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We were touched by Eman's lifepath and sincerity. She got married at 14, is the 36-year-old mother of 6 children aged 6 to 20, has only experienced life as a housewife yet demonstrates a great desire to learn and a crave for freedom, curiosity for life, a broad mind and unusual smartness.

Ali is older. He had taught History at university, finished a PhD in Management of Education while in India. An intellectual with a love for books, studies, discussion of political and social issues, he suffers from being excluded from social life.

The children

At 20, Majeed is the eldest son. He was allowed to stay in India to finish high-school but his visa will exprire in April 2020.

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At 14,  RZA (pronounce Reza) is a mature and creative girl, and a photographer at heart. She has a wonderful voice and sings beautifully. A brilliant student, she is full of ideas. You hear her sing on all the videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCyaclIvdYA

Doa, 6 years old, is the youngest. She is a clown, loves to dance (like in the video below, filmed in Petra), dreams and makes up stories. Always cheerful, she is a ray of sunshine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy0Jr4QpGLQ

 

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Elyas is 16. He is musician who, more than anythinfg, loves his guitar  to accompany his sister and sing.

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Eba,10 years old, is also an artist who loves to create with her hands. She is more interested in plastic arts, particularly drawing that she'd like to study to make it her career. She has a strong personality.

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Alaa is 12 and a kid full of energy. She is always moving, jumping and climbing. She has discovered the violin with Jerome and wants to learn how to play. Our non-profit has lent her a violin, and she meets Jerome for a lesson every day on Messenger. She is making quick progress.

Here is her first piece after a month of work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkzDe50s1Jg

What is their future now?

Today, they have to leave Yemen behind them.

In this video, Eman clearly explains why returning to Yemen is impossible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoBrduW-6oY&t=26s

Furthermore, Ali had taken a stand for democracy, human rights and secularism. Today, this puts him at rik of arrest and death on arrival in Yemen. In late September, a militia came looking for him at the house of Eman's mother.

And in Jordan?

 Jordan already hosts over one million Syrian refugees. It offers them humanitarian assistance but no hope for integration. There is no support at all for Yemenis.They cannot work nor enroll there children in school.

A solution in sight? A hope, rather: a visa to France to claim asylum

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This is a long and tortuous administrative maze!

But we are lucky!

A friend who has been living in Amman for 25 years, a researcher specializing on refugees in the Middle East, will guide them on the Jordanian part of the journey. She has already supported Syrians successfully.

Learning French is an absolute necessity and an important requirement to obtain the visa.

The French Institute in Amman offers progressive learning sessions for all ages, by series of 40h. It includes 11 levels of which 5 are necessary to feel comfortable during an interview.

In order not to waste time, Eman and Rza have started taking courses since 2 September, with financial support from our non-profit.

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http://www.ifjordan.com

But let the whole family learn and the older children follow the 5 sessions.

All of them already speak 3 languages ​​fluently: Arabic, English and Hindi. They are not afraid to learn a fourth.

Let's not waste the human richness of this wonderful and talented family, full of joy and hope. Let's help them out of this geopolitical trap by

Sharing French language and Culture.

Sarasvati thanks you ......

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Allocation of funds

The collection will be used to pay for the course at the French Institute in Amman. They need to complete Level 5 to attend an interview at the embassy.

Couses are:

DISCOVERY I - 40h - 200 € per adult
DISCOVERY II - 40h - 200 € per adult
INTERMEDIATE I - 40h - € 200 per adult

INTERMEDIATE II 40h - 200 € per adult
INTERMEDIATE III- 40h - 200 € per adult

For children, there are 20 hours of sessions and each session cost 130 €.

It is also necessary to purchase 8 exercise books costing 30 € each.

The sessions follow each other continuously throughout the year.

http://ifjordan.com/apprendre-le-francais/tarifs/

The family includes 4 adults (above 16 years old)  and 3 children.

Eman and Rza are currently enrolled in Discovery I level.

We need a total of 4,000 € for courses and 240 € for exercise books.

For children we believe 80h may be enough for them to acquire basic language skills: that makes 520 € per child and 1560 for 3 children.

Total requested: 5800 €

Under French law, donations are tax-free up to 66%. You will receive a receipt from our non-profit at the end of the collection.

The courses will be paid directly to the French Institute headquarters in Paris to avoid bank charges.

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Déduction d'impôt

Les contreparties donnent droit (en france pour les personnes imposables) à une déduction d'impôts de 66%. Sur 100 euros donnés vous payez seulement 34 euros.
  • Backers: 3

For €5

Copie - 10 and more

A great party to welcome them in Carnac Rouffiac. To enjoy music, with Rza and Elyas band, ALI, Bouziane, Jérome arabic band and all musician friends...... And good food ! All contributor will be invited as VIP. Thank you you offer 1 hour courses.
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For €10

Un grand merci et une photo dédicacée en français par Elyas et un petit air de guitare en pensant à vous sur fb. Vous lui avez offert deux heure de cours. Une invitation à la fête. Thank you and one photo dedicated in french from Elyas and a little guitar solofor you on FB. You offer 2 hours courses. Invitation to the party
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For €20

Une photo dédicacée en français par Rza, une chanson chantée pour vous. (vidéo sur fb de l'asso) Un grand merci vous avez offert 4 heures de cours Une invitation à la fête. One photo dedicated by Rzan and, one sog sang ifor you in a video on fb Thank you you offer 4 hours courses. Invitation to the party
  • Backers: 5

For €30

Une photo dédicacée en français par Eman, une recette yéménite et un grand merci.* Vous offrez un livre d'exercices ou 6 heures de cours. Une invitation à la fête. One photo dédicated by Eman, one cooking recipe from yemen and a great thank you. You offer one exercise book or 6 hours courses. Invitation to the party
  • Backers: 5

For €50

Un grand merci, vous offrez 10h de cours. Ali chantera pour vous un chant yémenite. (vidéo sur fb de l'asso) Une invitation à la fête A great thank you you offer 10 h of courses. Ali will sing a yemenit song for you on FB Invitation to the party
  • Backers: 9

For €100

Alaa vous remercie et elle jouera pour vous au violon "frèreJacques" sur fb, vous offrez 20h de cours Une invitation à la fête. Alaa thanks you. She will plays on violin "Frère Jacques" for you on FB. You offer 20h courses.
  • Backers: 5

For €130

Vous offrez une cession complète pour une enfant, Doa vous remercie et vous envoie des bisous. Elle vous enverra une photo dédicacée en français. Une invitation à la fête You offer a full session for one child, Doa thanks to you, send you o lot of kisses and a dedicated photo in french. Invitation to the party
  • Backers: 2

For €200

Grace à vous un adulte aura une session complète 40h d'apprentissage du français. Un grand merci ! Vous recevrez une photo de toute la famille dédicacée en français, une recette du yémen, votre nom sera cité lors de la fête. Une invitation pour la fête Because of you, an adult will have one 40 h full training session. A great thank you; You will received a photo of all family dedicated in french and a cooking yemenit recipe. Invitation to the party
  • Backers: 4

For €400

Un immense merci. Grâce à vous un adulte etudiera un cycle découverte entier, ou 2 sessions intermédiaires. Votre nom sera cité lors de la fête, Rza Elyas, Eba chanterons ensemble une chanson pour vous sur le fb de l'asso. Une invitation à la fête A huge thank you, because of you an adult will study one full discover level or 2 sessions intermediary level. We will speak about you in the party, Rza, Elyas, Eba will sing for you on FB.. Invitation to the party

For €1,000

Merci 1000 fois ! Grâce à vous un adulte pourra bénéficier du cycle complet de la formation. Nous vous inviterons à partager un repas yéménite en privé après la fête. Nous citerons votre nom lors de la fête, Rza, Elyas, Eba, Ali chanterons pour vous et toute la famille vous offrira une photo dédicacée. Une invitation à la fête. 1000 thanks you ! Because of you one adult will have one full cycle of formation cycle. You will be invited to share a yemenit dish cooked by Eman after the party. We will talk about you, Rza, Elyas, Eba, Ali will sing for you, you will received one dedicated photo in french from all the family. Invitation to the party

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