“Horizons”, the educational game to help school dropouts

Nearly 100,000 young college and high school students came out of the National Education radars during the spring confinement.

Before the coronavirus crisis, they were only 100,000 young people to be considered as school dropouts each year, that is to say leaving the education system before the age of 18 without a diploma or training. A maddening figure but in improvement compared to the 150,000 which were identified at the beginning of the decade of 2010… And which should climb again after the confinement of the spring during which nearly 100,000 young college and high school students came out of the radars of the National Education.

To make a contribution to the fight against this cancer of society, the FDJ Corporate Foundation will support the network of Schools of the 2e chance for the creation of a digital game for young people without qualifications. Accessible on the internet face-to-face or remotely, Horizons – this is the name of the game – will offer virtual missions that can be accomplished alone or with others, with a customizable avatar in order to carry out numerous professional scenarios illustrated by quests.

Gambling is a lever for integration and social innovation to restore equal opportunities

Charles Lantieri, President of the FDJ Foundation

Each success will allow them to acquire skills with the objective, for each young person, of using the digital lever to build their professional project. “The game is a lever for integration and social innovation to restore equal opportunities”, swears Charles Lantieri, the president of the FDJ Foundation, which hopes to eventually help 15,000 trainees per year thanks to its educational tool. The 2e chance has trained more than 115,000 young people since 1998, including 15,600 in 2019, with an integration rate of 63%.