The Fonds de coopération de la jeunesse et de l'éducation populaire (Fonjep) is an organization co-managed by the State, local authorities and associations created in 1964. A true resource center, its mission is to strengthen the development of youth and popular education projects. Since 1993, Fonjep manages several international aid programs co-financed by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the French Development Agency (AFD). The aim is to fight poverty and inequality, to strengthen civil societies, to promote youth mobility and to contribute to development education.
CartONG conducted the Mappe ton Monde project in the summer of 2020 with a group of six teenagers the youth center Chantemerle in Chambéry to raise awareness about the stakes of international solidarity worldwide. Through a series of innovative workshops, the teenagers were invited to reflect on their representations of the world by using participatory mapping as a medium, while also discovering cartographic projections and free tools. They also contributed remotely to a humanitarian mapping project via a mini-mapathon, and produced a uMap highlighting the vision and the relations that inhabitants of the Chantemerle neighborhood have with solidarity and the rest of the world.
To know more about this initiative, please check out our 2020 Annual Report