“It gave me back my self-confidence” … They were students at Segpa and they succeeded

EDIT: The movie Segpas airs this Wednesday, April 20.

And if we move away from cartoons to tell the main character? Cyril Hanouna revealed on Monday, on his Twitter account, the first trailer for the film Segpas (adapted section on general and vocational education), a comedy by Hakim and Ali Bougheraba that he made and will be released in April. It features students from this sector welcoming middle school students with learning difficulties.

The teaser of the film has sparked controversy among some teachers and parents of the students, who believe that Segpa students are being ridiculed. A petition was also launched asking to change the name of the film and has already collected more than 60,000 signatures this Friday. The opportunity for 20 minutes to give a voice to students who have gone through this course and who have learned positively from it.

“Segpa saves”

In the face of major difficulties at school, many former Segpa students are about to quit altogether. And the section first of all restores their self -confidence. Like Quentin, who answered our call for testimonials: “When I started 6th grade, everything changed for me. I found myself with people like me and I was never abandoned. I have progressed and have had very good results. It gives me confidence and makes me want to succeed, for me and my parents. »

Delphine also felt revived: “In this class (from 6th to 3rd), I felt better, less stressed. We were about fifteen, the teachers were by our side to help us. .We were not weak or vulnerable, we just had difficulties and we were helped.Manel was also grateful: “It was very helpful, I gained confidence, self -confidence and the teachers were beautiful”. “Segpa saves, the students don’t. stupid as others think, “Amanda added.

“I need time to understand and gain self -confidence”

These are especially the ways to teach Segpa that leave good memories. Because students follow the same teaching programs as their classmates in the general section, but there are changes. They benefited from individual follow-up and the number of students in the class, as we saw, decreased (16 at most). One way that pleased Anaïs: “The lessons are simpler, less short, with more time to assimilate well. The teachers are very pedagogical, I feel comfortable. Donovan recounts the great progress he has made: “By the time I reached 6th Segpa, I could not read or write properly and I had ethical problems. Now that I know how to read, I know how to write, it’s not perfect, but it allows me to manage life. Here for Ludivine: “I’m dyslexic and dysorthographic. I need time to understand and to have confidence in myself and that’s what my teachers gave me.»

During his schooling, the young man undertook practical work, professional discovery activities and internships with companies (4th and 3rd). An exciting program for Delphine: “We did workshops to get into the world of work (masonry, cabinet making and cooking).” The horizons opened for Quentin: “I did eight internships and discovered more in a dozen professions. These internships have greatly improved my personal and professional knowledge and I have also become an adult. Same thing for Cédric: “I enroll in metal structure workshops, where I know the work values ​​and knowledge that still serve me today. »

A springboard to continue your study in some cases

Everyone has fond memories of the teachers: “I had very good teachers, understanding and who adapted to each of us”, Marie described. “They were on top, attentive, always there to advise us,” Samira recalls. Many students re-entered the studies. “Then I took an ordinary course,” says Samira. “I was allowed to progress, I did a CAP as well as a BP level 4 landscaping, which was both successful!”, Delphine also welcomed. Same success for Jean-Philippe: “I chose to go to the locksmith-metalworker sector. To go to a vocational school and get a CAP and a BEP in the same field. »

Cédric added: “Leaving Segpa with a CAP to maintain community buildings, I am pursuing a professional degree in industrial production and engineering with a specialization in electricity distribution and energy generation. standard of work study. “For Cheick, the impact of the Segpa springboard is also undeniable:” I have a professional baccalaureate in carpentry, aluminum, glass and several diplomas earned through training. I’m 25 and I haven’t. said my last word! ”, he assured.

“I became a sector manager in the private security sector”

Over the years, many former students have become more proud of their journey because it has not been easy. Today, some enjoy their profession, such as Martine: “I do a job that I love. I am ATSEM [agente territoriale spécialisée des écoles maternelles] and I work with children in a private school. Like Cédric: “I’m a public lighting project manager for a Metropolis and I get involved sometimes to teach my profession at the University of Clermont-Ferrand”.

Other vocations were born in Segpa, such as Soizic: “We have a cooking workshop and it’s a passion. Now? I’m a chef de party in a restaurant. Sylvain became a stonemason. After college, Marie got a degree. vocational baccalaureate in prevention and security: “I became a manager in the private sector security”, he proudly said.About Alban, his rise was huge: “After Segpa, I became an apprentice. I became self-employed in the 27 and now, at 36, I have three successful businesses and have never experienced unemployment. ”Images of professional fulfillment contradict the ideas received, Myriam summarizes:“ You can to be able to go to a Segpa and move on. It is not because we are there that we are “cassos”, as others say! »

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