4/ Le financement du projet
Pour financer ce projet, nous avons besoin d’environ 50 000 €. 50 000 €, c’est 50 donations de 1000 €, 500 donations de 100 €, 5000 donations de 10 €.
Les dons collectés pour le projet Kung Fu Cocorico seront versés à l’association IMAD et seront entièrement dédiés au financement du voyage pour 20 élèves et 5 accompagnateurs.
L'association IMAD est reconnue d’intérêt général, ce qui signifie que les donateurs domiciliés fiscalement en France pourront bénéficier de réductions fiscales (les dons effectués au profit d’organismes donnent droit à une réduction d'impôt sur le revenu de 66 % de leur valeur pour un montant total annuel ne dépassant pas 20 % du revenu imposable du donateur, ou 60% de la valeur dans la limite de 5‰ du chiffre d'affaire pour les entreprises).
5/ Partenaires et soutiens du projet
L'agence de voyage Maison de la Chine : http://www.maisondelachine.fr/
Le lieu The Temple à Pékin : http://www.thetemplehotel.com/
La fondation Americans Promoting Study Abroad en Chine : http://www.apsaglobal.org/
1/ Why this project?
KungFu Cocorico was born when two young French professionals living in China met Latifa Ibn Ziaten following the terrorist attacks that took place in France last November. How communities living abroad could contribute to the work that is being done at home to rebuild our communities? From this was born the idea to organize a trip to China for young inter-city high-school students, coming from deprived backgrounds that are susceptible to be tempted by radicalization.
China is a country that has welcomed us and which we cherish, a country which is so different from ours that it puts our preconceptions and habits into perspective, a country that is at the same time young from its ambitions and recent transformation, and old from the wealth of its history, culture and traditions.
2/ Latifa Ibn Ziaten et l’association Imad Ibn Ziaten pour la Jeunesse et pour la Paix
Latifa is a practicing French Muslim from Moroccan descent who came to France at 17 in 1977 to be reunited with her husband, a train conductor at the SNCF. She is the mother of Imad Ibn Ziaten, a French military officer from the 1st regiment of the train parachutists of Francazal, who was deviously assassinated by a terrorist attack perpetrated on March 11th 2012 by Mohammed Merah.
After the passing of her son, she went to the Izards projects outside of Toulouse, where her son’s murderer came from. She encountered a group of young people who told her that the terrorist was a “hero and a martyr of Islam”. This encounter impelled led her to dedicate her life to reaching out to this youth, who she believes to be lost and aimless.
She created her non for profit - Imad Ibn Ziaten for Youth and Peace - in April 2012, with the aim to help young people coming from destitute neighborhoods, to promote secularism and inter-religion dialog of which she is an ardent advocate. Since then she has been travelling from cities to detention centers meeting with young people faced with challenges.
“IMAD’s aim is to awaken these young people to the respect of others, their values, customs and culture. We are convinced that it is when we are exposed to others that we learn and open up to ourselves. With certain young people, radicalism breeds on ignorance and the lack of references”, says Latifa Ibn Ziaten to whom the US Secretary of State John Kerry has just awarded the prize of International Women of Courage.
3/ The Kung Fu Cocorico trip
These past years, the Imad Ibn Ziaten charity has organized several cultural and discovery trips abroad (Israel-Palestine, Morroco, Germany, USA) for students from inter-city high schools in France (Zone d’Education Prioritaire) to gain more openness to the world, fight prejudice and discover the beauty and complexity of the world.
“ The reality on the ground is that young people I meet are fascinated by easy money, have no points of references and lack opportunities to open to people outside of their social circles or to other environments. There is a real identity problem in France, these French kids live in a country where they can enjoy freedom, rights and where they can succeed, a country which we are proud of. Last year we went to Morocco with 30 youths from a project next to Paris, Sarcelles. They saw they working conditions, the commitment to success of young students and this inspired them to do the same. They met people and heard stories that gave them an example to follow. They returned with a new perspective and the motivation to reach new goals.”
Kung Fu Cocorico is planning a trip with the Imad charity which will be tentatively organized between the 21st and 30th of October (10days/7nights, dates TBC). This trip has two main objectives: discovering Chinese culture and a professional world abroad. It will include:
-Cultural activities: Chinese language, Calligraphy and Kung Fu lesson.
-Exchanges with Chinese high school students in schools around Beijing and possibly Shaolin
-Exchange with professionals living in China, through panel discussions, one on ones and/or visits of companies.
-Visiting touristic Beijing sites, the Great Wall and the Shaolin temples
Approximately twenty high-school students will be selected to join this trip; the selection will be based on their academic accomplishments and their motivation. Students will come from schools with which IMAD works frequently in Rouen, Toulouse and around Paris. They will be accompanied by Latifa Ibn Ziaten and three or four professor.
4/ Financing the project
To finance this project, we will need approximatively 50000€. 50000€ is 50 donations of a 1000€, 500 donations of 100 €, 5000 donations of 10 €.
The donations will be made to the IMAD charity and French fiscal residents can benefit from tax deductions.
We will be sending a link shortly for donations.
5/ Project Partners