and SERVICE AS ACTION at EPBI
within the framework
of the MYP programme
in INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES
Tuesday 4th May and Friday 7th May 2021
from 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Conference and Action: UNICEF / The Frimousses Project
Initially planned for November 2020 and then April 220, the UNICEF Frimousses Project has had to be postponed twice already due to COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions.
At last we will have the pleasure of welcoming Mrs. Aggie CHEVIN, a volunteer from UNICEF Montpellier to EPBI on Tuesday 4th May and Friday 7th May 2021 in order to lead a conference and activity for the “Frimousses Project”.
This educational “Frimousses Project” is based on solidarity which allows students to discover the situation of less fortunate children around the world, children’s rights and to take action for UNICEF.
Within the framework of the IB MYP 1, 2 and 3 “Individuals and Societies” programme with their teacher Novadene MILLER, and with Helen THIRTLE-LEOTARD, the MYP Projects Coordinator, each student will contribute, thanks to their individual creative talent, to help children of the world!
“La Frimousse” is an adorable ragdoll made of cloth, created by UNICEF. Each student will have one and will create a personalized look for their ragdoll with recycled material. Each ragdoll represents a child in the world and will be given their own name, their own identity. The students will commit to becoming messengers for children’s rights and to communicate this with their families and friends.
By participating in this project, our students will be supporting the “Frimousses de l’UNICEF”, in order to raise funds that will be donated directly to the “Registrar of Births in the Ivory Coast”. The right to an identity is fundamental that allows access to other rights: without an identity children lose their rights to healthcare and education. Today in the Ivory Coast, a third of all children do not have a birth certificate, they have no official identity.
Thank you for your help.
Dorothée, Alexandra and the MYP teaching team