Nice-based charity Mosaïcités facilitates the return to society and employment of people in challenging circumstances through mosaic work. Its location in the city’s working class neighborhood of Ariane is the central focus for a collective art project that involves people otherwise excluded from society. Its initiative is supported by the Act for Employment Foundation (FAPE).
Mosaïcités uses the art of mosaic as the basis for social inclusion and citizenship by including local people in collective projects to make their community more attractive. The support provided by GDF SUEZ FAPE will enable the creation of a new private office to improve the support given to people trying to get back into society.
“I’ve regained stability. I now have a routine that brings me here every morning to work, and to learn the rules of working,” says 24-year-old Angélique. Since her arrival here, this young woman has contributed to the creation of an orientation table on the hills above Nice. That’s a very symbolic project, because at Mosaïcités, each person is supervised by an orientation adviser to prepare them more effectively for entering the world of work.
The fact that the socially inclusive values of Mosaïcités resonate with those of FAPE has led to foundation support for the charity. Every year, the Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations whose work helps to create employment for people in challenging social conditions. Since 2008, more than 100 people have benefited from Mosaïcités support in their efforts to return to mainstream society.