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André THELY left us on October 31st.

At the initiative of the MP-city mayor Jean-Yves Le Bouillonnec, André was one of the founders in 1998 of the Committee for International Relations and Twinning of the city of Cachan, where he succeeded Jean Vintzel as president from 2001 to October 2021.

Living in Cachan since 1960, he was accepted into the Ecole Normale Supérieure, providing a top training through research, leading to various teaching and research professions, on the Cachan campus. After a brilliant career as a teacher at the National Education in Cachan, he will end his professional career as Principal of the Maximilien Sorre High School in Cachan.

For over 20 years, André has made all of his expertise, all of his dedication, his generosity and much of his time available to the association, always with the aim of transmitting republican values.

We all owe him a lot. André was always a man who listening to others, the CRIJ loses a valuable animator but above all a friend that we will not forget.

To his wife, his children and grandchildren we renew our sincerest condolences.

His friends from CRIJ.

After the heavily impacted years 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, during which many international projects supported by the CRIJ had to be canceled or postponed, 2022 and 2023 have seen a gradual resumption of activities for associations and educational institutions in Cachan, supported by the CRIJ.

Among the exchanges organized by the CRIJ, the exchange of 6th-grade students and the musical exchange, based on family accommodation, unfortunately, have not yet resumed.

However, the CRIJ is now directly involved itself in supporting the summer stay for young teenagers aged 14 to 17, organized by the three european cities, which took place in Wrzesnia, Poland.
The activity of the CRIJ, like all associations, has experienced a period of suspension since 2020 due to the pandemic.

In 2021 and 2022, many usual projects of the CRIJ with associations in Cachan could not take place due to travel restrictions, and accommodations in families were, of course, rendered impossible.

In 2022, and 2023 the CRIJ gradually resumed its activities with some projects unaffected by health issues.

The CRIJ was, of course, present at the Association Forum in September 2023, and we were delighted to have been able to meet you there.
Our last projects news
In 2023, new edition of  
"Cinéregards Festival" dedicated to the african movie. In Cachan and neighbour cities

trip to London
exchange with spanish high school
Musical exchange organized by the le CRIJ for the Cachan  conservatory and the music school of Wolfenbüttel district,suspended since 2020
"Collège Victor Hugo"
trip to London
trip to Germany
Study trip to Eindhoven and
Frankfurt for the students of IUT Cachan.          
Every second year, international football tournament in Rautheim,
Germany.  restart in 2023             
"Collège Paul Bert"
Exchange with the highschool of Wolfenbüttel
Trip to Aachen in Germany
Cachan handball team is spending 4 days in Germany with their partners of Lehre in 2023
Summer themed stay for teenagers aged 14-17 in Wrzesnia, Poland.

Fraternité Ubuvukanyi is investing in a biogaz renewable energy production
in Burundi
A reduced number of registered participants by the end of 2022, as a consequence of health challenges since 2020.

Under such conditions, only English classes for both children and adults could possibly take place. The courses started  late September 2022 and ran through the end of June during the academic year.

A significant addition since 2022 was the introduction of a French as a Foreign Language (FLE) course, designed for individuals whose native language is other than French.
The goal of this course is for participants to achieve a standardized French qualification european level of A1/A2 B1."
Madia develops again its "second chance school" with an increased capacity in
Volunteer interventions by osteopaths in Armenia and Rwanda by Echosteo.
Health center in Mali by Faleya