Yemen – Reception of Yemeni scholarship students at the Quai d’Orsay (Paris, 14 November 2017)

In partnership with Campus France, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs will receive, on November 14, 58 Yemeni students who received scholarships from the Hadhramout Establishment for Human Development to study in France.

The Hadhramout Establishment for Human Development is a philanthropic foundation that aims to support the development of Yemen, notably through the training of young people. Since its creation in 2006, it has funded 4,000 scholarships throughout the world. It decided for the first time in 2017 to extend its scholarship funding program to France and to that end concluded an agreement with Campus France, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs agency responsible for the promotion of education in France to foreign students.

This agreement provides for one year of language training in France that will allow entrance to a degree level university course. As such, 58 Yemeni students who completed the first year of the program will be received this evening. A second class of 50 students is expected in September in preparation for entering a master’s program in France.

France, which is committed to young Yemeni people, also reiterates its call for an immediate ceasefire, the immediate restoration of humanitarian access and the unconditional resumption of negotiations on a political solution.

Program (entire session is open to the press):

6:00 pm: Speeches by program stakeholders

  • André Parant, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs;
  • Dr. Saleh Aram, Director General of the Hadhramout Establishment for Human Development;
  • Béatrice Khaiat, Director General of Campus France.

6:45 pm: Signing of the agreement between the Hadhramout Establishment for Human Development and Campus France;

Presentation of the Hadhramout Establishment for Human Development, then screening of a film following the scholarship students in France;

Speeches by Awad Bin Shalman, Ahmed Alamri, Asma Bin Shamlan and Noor Altaweel, Yemeni students in France since the beginning of the school year;

Hadramout folk dance performed by the students currently in France;

7:00 pm: Reception and exchange of views with the participants.

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