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Alice Barbe

Columbia University Scholars 2018-2019

Role

CEO and Co-founder, SINGA France

Location

FRANCE

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Biography

Alice Barbe is the CEO and Co-founder of SINGA France, which has worked with over 3,000 refugees who participated in its programs— including 550 who have been hosted through SINGA’s housing platform, CALM, which connects locals with refugees they can host for 3 to 12 months. SINGA’s methodology has proved to be extremely efficient for integration. On average, refugees who participate in the program are able to find a job, social network, and speak French within 9 months, and locals change their perception of newcomers, no longer considering them as migrants, but seeing the potential for collaboration and friendship through these shared connections.