In 2011, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations launched a pilot version of The School of Philanthropy, together with the Paris-region education authority and the French Ministry of Education. In 2012, it became an independent non-profit organization still in with its founding partners. In 2013, the project was extended to the Val d’Oise region in partnership with the academic authorities and was developed for the first time in two after-school networks : the Môm’artre and the Unionist Scouts’ networks.
The program of The School of Philanthropy
The School of Philanthropy empowers children to be active citizens. It aims to inspire forward thinking, leadership and empathy in tomorrow’s adults. It is a catalyst for children to build a collaborative society through an innovative educational program at school.
The program raises awareness about giving and social challenges among students, aged 9-13. It gives them the tools to understand and act to address the needs of their immediate neighborhood. It develops a philanthropy of proximity.
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Outside of the classroom, The School of Philanthropy offers online theoretical and activity based resources for educators and families.