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Gemmes was founded in 2020 by Caroline Avanzo. After starting her career as a lawyer, she devoted over 15 years to the field of human rights. She worked for several non-governmental organizations in France and India, and for the United Nations in Geneva. Having been exposed to real human tragedies over the span of several years, and eager to work more upstream on societal issues, she decided to invest in those she considers to be the builders of tomorrow’s world: youth. In 2019, she left the UN to focus entirely on her project. After carefully crafting partnerships and synergies with other innovative organizations in the field of education, Caroline created Gemmes, as a non-profit organization under French law. The organization is managed by a seven-member Board of Directors and an advisor to the Board.

COORDINATION TEAM

Caroline

 Founder and
managing director

Pierre

President

Muriel

 Head of
pedagogy

Mathilde

Outreach

Jill

Executive producer
SPARKS

FACILITATION TEAM

Muriel

Animation and Training

Mathilde

Animation and Training

Krisztina

Animation and Training

Sandie

SPARKS training

Philippe

SPARKS training

Tania

SPARKS training

Philippine

SPARKS training

Pierre

SPARKS training

Ayça

SPARKS training

Mathieu

Animation atelier

Marie

Animation atelier

Loïse

Animation atelier

Claire

Animation atelier

Amin

Animation atelier

Yoanna

Animation atelier

Carole

Animation atelier

Coraline

Animation atelier

ÉQUIPE MENTORAT

Rebecca

Education
advisor

Kamran

Education
advisor

Christi

MCC coach
and trainer

Laurence

Montessori
Educator

Lily

Education
advisor (UNESCO)

SPARKS PRODUCERS

Jill

France

Felicia

United States

Geetika

India

Allison

South Africa

Jeni

Australia

SUPPORT

John

Translation

Loïse

Webdesign

Luce

Illustration

Aspire Design

Graphic design

Olivier

IT & Video