‘Bankable’ athletes from the Paris suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine
21 December 2020 | 6:52 am
In the Paris suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine, ten youngsters who regularly practice a sport were chosen to join the "awakened athletes" programme. After five weeks of coaching and a course on banking, the professional training programme offered them the possibility to obtain a work contract with a major French bank. The Banlieue Project team went to meet some of them.
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