AECIN, together with other international solidarity associations coordinated by Rennes’s International Center (The Japanese Center, Craftsmen of the World, GREF) operated extra-curricular workshops in 2013-2014 and in the first term in 2015-2016, in the Léon Grimault Primary School in Rennes.

The Léon Grimault school adopts the Freinet method, created by Célestin Freinet, a pedagogue and primary school teacher in the first half of the XXth century. It is based on the natural method, which springs from the child’s experience.

Creativity, cooperation and self-reliance are at the driving forces of the learning process.

The one-hour workshops, spread over 10 weeks, with 10 or so children per group, enabled the children to discover Niger, its culture, way of life, inhabitants, in a playful manner.

At the end of the school year, the children put up an exhibition on the countries discovered during the year.