Pauline Vigan has almost 20 years’ experience in children’s education with various NGOs in the International Development field. She started her career in the UK working in OXFAM’s Central Campaign’s Department promoting Global Citizenship programmes in schools.
In the late 1990’s she was part of a OSCE team monitoring elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina. From 2000-2006 she worked in India and the Democratic Republic of Congo setting up and implementing child-focused programmes for NGOs such as ASMAE (Association Sœur Emmanuelle) and Action Contre le Faim, and Save the Children UK, improving educational opportunities for children affected by armed conflicts.
From 2006-2012 she managed a street child care centre in Lagos, Nigeria and raised funds for Small World Nigeria’s Charity Committee. She was also an active member of HURINET, the British Council Human Rights Network, mentoring, coaching and training aid workers. Since 2014 she campaigned for the Rights of the Child through a cultural immersion program at the American School of Paris where she also teaches English.
In 2016 she joined Terre des Hommes France’s child’s rights working group, as education avisor. While there she organized UNHCR global refugee youth consultations in France. Before joining Kids Empowerment to lead our new education programme.
She holds an BA in Cultural Communication from the University of Aix-Marseille and an MSc in Forced Migration from the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University. She has started to read for a PhD in Leading Education and Social Research at the Institute of Education, University of London.
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