La Trousse à projets

Reduce the digital divide at the middle school and high school levels by implementing digital education

In Spring 2020, school closings due to the COVID-19 public health crisis worsened difficulties faced by certain students and their families in keeping up with distance learning - difficulties linked in part to the lack of adequate electronic equipment and pedagogy.

This context motivated the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations to support Trousse à Projets, a collaborative digital platform to support schools and project developers in the implementation of teaching initiatives in schools. 

The challenge

In France, digital illiteracy affects approximately 17% of the population. 

It is estimated that between 5 and 8% of pupils drop out following the closure of their school. 

By offering dedicated guidance and conducting a fund-raising campaign, Trousse à Projets has made possible the implementation of teaching projects in French schools. In 2019, 600 projects were completed and nearly 500,000 euros raised through the platform.

In order for all geographic areas to benefit from high-quality projects, Trousse à Projets created a support fund to help with initiatives proposed by certain schools.

Benefitting from a network of stakeholders in service of the common good and educational institutions spread across the country, Trousse à Projets was given a mission: to come to the aid of families lacking digital competence by offering specific training to master the appropriate tools.   

Our ambition

Reduce the digital divide

by providing equipment and guidance to beneficiary families for mastery of the tools provided  

Imagine a logistical and pedagogical solution

that can be replicated to reinforce the programme's medium-term impact

Promote the implementation of digital education

by creating specific tools

Our solutions

A precise evaluation of needs

thanks to a dedicated digital platform and close follow-up with participating educational institutions 

A total solution

imagined for pupils who suffer from the digital divide as well as their families

Training in the use of digital tools

 offered by stakeholders in service of the common good with recognized competency 

A public-private partnership

to increase the impact of the initiative

Results

1000

pupils and their families impacted by this program in the 2020-2021 school year

3

districts concerned by this pilot phase: Seine-Saint-Denis, Oise and Val-d'Oise

21

hours of training provided to each family