Louis Germain Institute students, who want to progress in their learning, are now trying theater. Every Saturday, they meet to rehearse alongside their teacher Guillaume Auvray.
Learning a language that is not their mother tongue, fighting shyness, knowing more about French literature... There are many reasons for these students who volunteer to perform plays by Molière, Shakespeare and Racine in front of their family.
For them, who grown up in the northern districts of Marseille, theater and classical French literature aren't something they really know. Myriam, this young Turkish student says she "has introduced Molière to her family and the theater in general".
Louis Germain is the teacher who provided a school education to Albert Camus allowing him to become the famous writer. It is this link between the two men that inspired Julien Puel "to seek out in the northern districts of Marseille the future Albert Camus who deserve to be given a real chance to succeed in their studies. »
The mission of the institute is to provide deserving middle school and high school students educated in "difficult schools" with academic tutoring of excellence, that is to say, the knowledge necessary to access the most prestigious studies.
A total of 120 hours of teaching is provided during school holidays by the Louis Germain campuses. The course day is 2 euros. The students who participate are volunteers and show a strong thirst for learning and a high academic ambition, selected according to their motivation.
Since 2014, several hundred students have benefited from the Institute's campuses.