“It gave me back my self-confidence”… They were Segpa’s disciples and excelled

EDIT: movie Segpy Releases in theaters this Wednesday, April 20th.

And if we move away from cartoons to give the floor to the main interested person? Cyril Hanuna released the first trailer for the film on his Twitter account on Monday. Segpy (adapted section of general and vocational education), a comedy by Hakim and Ali Bugeraba, which he produced and will be released in April. It features students from the sector, which welcomes high school students with learning difficulties.

The teaser for the film caused controversy among some teachers and parents of students who felt that Segpa students were stigmatized. A petition has also been launched asking for the film’s title to be changed, which has already garnered over 60,000 signatures this Friday. opportunity for 20 minutes give voice to students who have taken this course and learned something positive from it.

“Segpa saves”

Faced with great difficulties in school, many of Segpa’s former students were on the verge of dropping out entirely. And the section first of all restored their self-confidence. Like Quentin, who responded to our call for feedback: “When I started sixth grade, everything changed for me. I found myself with people like me, and I was no longer left out. I progressed and got very good results. It gave me confidence and made me want to succeed for me and my parents. »

Delfina also perked up: “In this class (from 6th to 3rd) I felt much better, I was less stressed. There were about fifteen of us, the teachers were there to help us. We are not weak or weaklings, we just have difficulties, and they helped us. Manel is also grateful: “It was very helpful, I gained confidence, self-confidence and the teachers were great.” “Segpa saves, students are not as stupid as some might think,” adds Amanda.

“I needed time to understand and gain confidence in myself”

In particular, the teaching methods in Segpa leave good memories. Because students follow the same curriculum as their classmates in the general section, but with adjustments. They benefit from individual observation, and the number of students in the class has been reduced (maximum 16) as we have seen. An approach that Anais liked: “Lessons are simpler, less concise, and have more time to learn well. The teachers were very pedagogical, I felt very comfortable. Donovan talks about the tremendous progress he was able to make: “When I arrived in the 6th segment, I couldn’t read and write properly and I had behavioral problems. Now I can read, I can write, not perfectly, but this allowed me to make ends meet in life. Same for Ludivine: “I am dyslexic and disorthographic. I needed time to understand and gain confidence in myself, and this was given to me by the teachers. »

During his studies, a young person performs practical work, professional discoveries and internships in companies (in the 4th and 3rd). An exciting program for Delphine: “We held workshops to enter the working world (masonry, carpentry and cooking). The horizons opened up for Quentin: “I completed eight internships and opened more than a dozen vacancies. These internships have greatly enriched my personal and professional knowledge and also made me more mature. The same with Cedric: “I enrolled in metalwork workshops, where I learned about the value of work and knowledge that serve me to this day. »

Springboard for continuing studies in certain cases

Everyone has fond memories of teachers: “I had very good teachers who understood and adapted to each of us,” Marie describes. “They were great, attentive, always there to give us advice,” recalls Samira. Many students are resigned to their studies. “Then I went through the usual course,” Samira says. “It allowed me to progress, I did a CAP and a Level 4 BP in landscaping and both were successful! ‘, also greets Delphine. Jean-Philippe had the same success: “I decided to go to the sector of metalworkers. To then go to a vocational school and get a CAP and a BEP in the same area. »

Cedric went even further: “After leaving Segpa with CAP in public building maintenance, I went on to work with a professional degree in industrial manufacturing and engineering with a specialization in power distribution and energy efficiency through work and study. “For Cheik, the effect of the Segpa springboard is also undeniable: “I have a professional bachelor’s degree in carpentry, aluminium, glass and a few more diplomas from my studies. I’m 25 and I haven’t said my last word yet! “, he assures.

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

Years later, many former students can be even more proud of their journey because it was not easy. Today, some are satisfied with their profession, like Martina: “I am doing what I love. I am ATSEM [agente territoriale spécialisée des écoles maternelles] and I work with children in a private school. Like Cedric: “I am the head of a public lighting project in Metropolis and intervene from time to time to teach my profession at the University of Clermont-Ferrand.”

Some professions originated in Segpa, such as Soyzic: “We had a cooking class and it was a passion. Now ? I am a chef in a restaurant. Sylvain became a bricklayer. After college, Marie earned a professional bachelor’s degree in prevention and security: “I became a sector leader in the private security sector,” she proudly declares. As for Alban, his rise was stunning: “After Segpa, I became a student. I became self-employed at 27 and now at 36 I have three successful businesses and have never experienced unemployment. “Images of professional fulfillment that go against accepted ideas, as Miriam sums it up: “You can go for a segpa and pass. Not because we were there, we are, as some say, “kassos”! »

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