Exhibition and presentation of certificates of the programme “Travel to learn Arts and Crafts”
The representative of the Director-General of the UNESCO and the President of the Fondation Culture & Diversité will present the certificates to the laureates 2012-2013 edition of the programme “Travel to learn Arts and Crafts”.
Students who participated in the program “Travel to learn Arts and Crafts” in 2012-2013 will present the results of this initiative within the framework of the exhibition. The aim of this programme organized by UNESCO and the Fondation Culture & Diversité, is to enable arts and crafts students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete a study tour abroad. It allows young French scholarship students nearing the end of their studies to discover the know-how of craftspeople in developing countries; and it allows students from developing countries to discover the know-how of French craftspeople.
Through placement in arts and crafts institutions, enterprises and associations in other countries, students benefit from the know-how of local craftspeople, acquire new skills to complement their initial training, while also sharing their own experience with others. One of the goals of the programme is to allow students to present and highlight their work and experience at exhibitions in order to facilitate their access to the labour market.
Before the closing of the exhibition, the representative of the Director-General and Mr Ladreit de Lacharrière, President of the Fondation Culture & Diversité and Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO will present the certificates to the laureates 2012-2013 edition of the programme.