Alola is a method and tools for facilitating and promoting exchanges between children of different cultures and origins in their free time. The name Alola – for “Allô là!” (Hello there!) – was chosen by its creators to symbolize the importance of exchanging between cultures.
Alola devised six activity and game packs for children designed to be proposed at workshops organized in partnership with two kinds of associations: those organizing extracurricular activities for schoolchildren, such as day camps, community centers and summer camps, and those providing assistance to immigrant families.
Each of the six workshops covers a different theme: food, tales, language, music, clothing and cities. Each workshop has its own toolbox providing up to five different activities. The activities Alola proposes allows these potential language barriers to be bypassed through the use of pictures, smells, sounds, gestures and words, thanks to play and the momentum generated by everyone’s participation. Alola addresses the UN’s Quality Education and Reduced Equalities Goals.