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Emergence programme for students from lower income backgrounds

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The SKEMA and Emergence partnership's objective is to promote access to the school for motivated youngsters from modest backgrounds who have an entrepreneurial streak.

15 October, the whole Emergence “family” gathered at the Kipstadium for its annual get together. Recipients, managers, collaborators of sponsoring companies, representatives of partner schools (including SKEMA) and high schools, representatives of partner foundations or cities, recipients’ friends and parents. Altogether 400 people came to hear about the programme, listen to reports, tell their own stories and take stock of the programme’s results, as well as to meet the 50 new recipients of the 2018 cohort.

Among these 50 new recipients is, Ryan Arab in first year of the SKEMA Grande Ecole programme. There were also six other recipients from previous years who are already students at our school. In all, 54 recipients in the Emergence programme are SKEMA students or graduates. 

SKEMA and Emergence have been in partnership since 2017. Their common objective is to promote access to the school for motivated youngsters from modest backgrounds who have an entrepreneurial streak. As its participation in the funding of Emergence, SKEMA gives an annual grant of 20 000 euros to social fundraising association Aréli - this goes towards funding the education of recipients who continue their studies at SKEMA. 

The Emergence programme was created by Aréli. It helps young people from modest backgrounds who are seeking excellence to get on the ladder to educational and professional success. Since 2002, almost 700 recipients have benefited from grants, coaching and the network offered by the programme. Today, Emergence is supported by over 50 sponsor organisations and a network of around 300 professionals. Tiphaine Duquesnes (SKEMA graduate 2006) has been running the programme since 2016. 


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