Cité-Rêves :: Sarah and Tomy fly to South Africa 30 November 2007Posted by Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville in English, Our Partners, Our planet, school life.
Tags: Cité-Rêves;Grasse; Afrique du Sud; South Africa;
We are Sarah & Tomy and we are students at the Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville. We want to tell you about the incredible experience that we are living. Grasse, our home town is giving young people between 16 and 25 the opportunity to build up a project and to realise it through the Cité-Rêves programme.
Sarah, Tomy and M. Leleux, Mayor of Grasse, at the Cité-Rêves award ceremony, 23 November 2007.
So we decided to apply. In fact, we had to prepare a file with the description and the aim of our project. Actually we wanted to make a trip in South Africa to see and talk about the consequences of Apartheid nowadays. After a lot of work and discussion with our teachers, our file was ready for evaluation. One week later, we were called for an interview in front of a jury of 10 people to defend our project and to show our motivation. When we finished, we were so happy because we already had the answer : YES!!
We are now ready to go to South Africa. The city of Grasse has given us € 2100 to make our project real. This money will be used to pay for our flight ticket and all the expenses that we’ll have over there.
Now what does our project consist in ?
Why have we chosen to go to South Africa? In fact Tomy’s family live in South Africa. One part in Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital and the other one in Durban, on the East Coast. We’ll stay in Johannesburg because in this incredible city we can see the consequences of Apartheid better than anywhere else.
Why this project ? The issue of Apartheid is a very difficult one to study but we want to show that it is still present in social relationships even if it was abolished by law almost twenty years ago.
The tittle of our project is : “What is life like after Apartheid?” and in French “L’Apartheid : où en est-on ?”
We’ll do a photographic report and some interviews to show to our class, but also to our school and, if we have the opportunity, to students in some of the schools in and around Grasse. We are in the intensive English section, so it’s great for us to visit an English-speaking country!!
Well, I think we have told you everything… so far. I hope you understood us ! Please add comments and if you have the time, give us your thoughts and your points of view… and maybe some advice !
We’ll write more in Babelia when we come back!
Tomy & Sarah