France Volontaires Mentorship Programme

Education Part


Aged 21 to 24, and bringing together various backgrounds and profiles, African volunteers team up with cultural institutions across France that are partners of the Africa2020 Season. They take part in a civic service programme in partnership with the AFD and France Volontaires for a period ranging between 6 and 12 month to help develop the Season’s projects.

This programme relies on structures in both France and Africa in a spirit of partnership. It also includes support for young persons at the end of their volunteering period to help them develop their "project for the future". The programme is carried out through a unique cooperation with France Volontaires, the Institut français, the Agence française de développement (AFD) and the Civic Service Agency.


11 African volunteers between the ages of 21 and 24


Mosaïques • Triphène TAMBA BONAZEBI (Congo) at the Cité du Design of Saint-Etienne
• Foulématou Natalia SYLLA (Mali) at L'Echangeur – Château-Thierry HQ
• Doha EL MOHAMADI (Morocco) at the Musée Les Abattoirs in Toulouse
• Simona Lévi BETSOGO ETONGO (Cameroon) at the Passages Festival/ Espace Bernard-Marie Koltès in Metz
• Ange Alfred ILBOUDO B (Burkina Faso) at the Quartz in Brest
• Afua Serwaa BOATENG (Ghana) at the Condition Publique – Roubaix HQ
• Sambassa SYLLA (Guinea) at the Théâtre National de Bretagne (TNB) – Rennes HQ
• Seynabou FAYE (Senegal) at the Festival des Cinémas d'Afrique du Pays d'Apt
• Marie-Ange ZIE DIALI (Côte d’Ivoire) at the Forum des images in Paris
• Gwladice OMMEL (Chad) at the Musée d'art et d'histoire Paul Eluard – 8 Saint-Denis HQ
• Kossi VIDZRAKOU (Togo) at Universcience – Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris

For more information on this mentorship programme, listen to the interview with Kossi Vidzrakou (volunteer on assignment at Universcience), Pierre Soëtard (Programme Director at France Volontaires) and N’Goné Fall (General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season).

Find their presentation in the following Youtube video:

Emblematic initiatives of the Education part

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A strategic partnership with the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports
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Unesco logo  The signing of an agreement between France and UNESCO
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Enseignement sup Educational projects in higher education institutions and mediation programmes
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Sponsored by

  • République Française
  • Institut Français
  • Agence Française de développement
  • Conseil présidentiel pour l'Afrique