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SKEMA United Solidarity Fund

SKEMA mobilised to support its students

“The entire SKEMA community is aware of the challenges currently surrounding education and intends to mobilise in an unprecedented effort to deal with the economic impact of the lockdown on its students.”

Madeleine Martins, Director of Alumni & Fundraising at SKEMA.

SKEMA United Solidarity Fund: supporting our students during the health crisis

Since 17 March, our world has been turned upside down and we have had to adjust to a new ‘normal’. This unprecedented context and the lockdown measures in place have had a major financial impact on a number of students. To help them, SKEMA has decided to mobilise all the stakeholders in its community, namely its alumni, students, employees and partners.

Internship and employment contract terminations, difficulties paying for basic necessities, having to bear the cost of returning home from overseas, etc. Some of our students are facing hardship at a time when their parents themselves are in a weakened financial position due to the current unemployment measures linked to COVID-19 and can no longer cover their children’s day-to-day expenses.

To support these hard-hit students through this difficult time, SKEMA has created a dedicated “SKEMA United” emergency solidarity fund. The aim is to raise €250,000 to be able to allocate 300 grants of one, two or three thousand euros to students experiencing financial hardship.

With the lockdown, solidarity is needed now more than ever. Let us all join forces to help our students and enable them to continue their studies in the best conditions.

 

For more information, please contact
Pierre-Henri Glantenet