In tears, this student delivers a moving testimony and receives an avalanche of donations


Author: Clark Tos
2022-11-03 14:09:02

In a heartbreaking testimony, a student in a precarious situation expresses her distress and points the finger at the scholarship system.

In a video posted on the TikTok social network on October 31, Maëlle, a 20-year-old student in a situation of precariousness points to the stock market system.

The latter explains that her parents - who live in Mayotte - do not have the means to finance her studies. As a result, the Sciences Po student who is continuing her training in Berlin was forced to work when the amount of her scholarship (paid by Crous) decreased over the years.

Today, the young girl receives aid of 100 euros per month. A derisory sum that does not allow him to live decently: “ How many hours am I going to have to work on top of my studies just to be able to pay for my life? “, she asks in her publication.

A surge of solidarity to help the young student

Faced with the urgency of the situation, she contacted the Crous several times, but the regional center for university and school works was unable to help her. The reason ? The scholarship calculation methods are fixed and standardized, explains TF1.

Without real surprise, the publication of Maëlle became viral in a few days, collecting more than four million views. His distress prompted Internet users to create an online kitty to help him.

In total, more than 14,000 euros were collected: “ You just changed my life “, confided the young girl. In a second video, Maëlle revealed that the kitty has been closed and that part of this money will be donated to student support associations.

« Here I am become a spokesperson for precarious students, I want to take on the role. Because until the students talk, nobody does anything “, indicated the main concerned to our colleagues from the World .

Source : TF1