Planned a School or University Trip to Europe this summer & stuck because of Corona ?

10 Mar 2020

Dear Principals / Co-ordinators & Teachers,

Le Frehindi is in the forefront in Europe to help the students of Indian subcontinent to have a safe & fun learning experience with host schools and Universities of Europe.

We are the only organisation in our domain which has the patronage for our programs none other than the Ministry of External affairs ( MEA ) via the Indian Embassy in Paris. We are having regular weekly meeting with all stakeholders including the local Embassies, Education department officials & health department officials of all the regions in Europe where our partner host schools are situated.

Being a pioneering enterprise which helps to link the schools of France & Europe to the schools and Universities from Indian subcontinent we have the following advice for you :

  1. Push your dates to End May or June 2020 by which this problem of COVID-19 virus is expected to be sorted out as per experts who have emphasised that the Virus cannot survive high temperatures.
  2. Alternatively, you can also push your dates anywhere from 10th Sept to 15th Dec 2020.
  3. Le Frehindi will help you in rearranging the dates with all the host schools in Europe.
  4. Use this time to continue online e-mail, zoom or Skype sessions with your host school on the project chosen. You project can also be on the COVID-19 virus called Corona.
  5. Avoid July & August as almost all schools and Universities are closed in July & August in Europe. As per our information 5th July is the last date in France for schools to close.
  6. If you are an IB school or a school in Gulf region use end June i.e before 5th July 2020 as an ideal time for doing a last minute exchange with your host school in France especially in Lyon area which is authentic central France with a UN visit at Geneva in Switzerland which is just 2 hours drive from Lyon & which is also the central command centre for fight against  Corona virus as the head office of WHO is situated there and from Geneva the current Director-General – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of WHO, is doing a wonderful job in controlling the situation all over the world.
  7. July & August is a good time to go for summer camps in Madrid in Spain with a boarding school for a wide ranging activities  such as Two weeks Football camp, Film Making or Cooking & cuisine workshop.
  8. Last but not the least do not panic & as like many problems this problem too will soon fade away.
  9. Take care and follow WHO’s personal hygiene related instructions carefully within your school & make your students are aware about the correct and right information about COVID-19 virus.
  10. For any clarification or issues you may write to or what’s app us at our Paris number at +330601360996. We will be more then happy to familiarise you with actual ground situation.

All the best.


President & CEO – Le Frehindi, PARIS



Profile of Mr Haru Mehra, President Le Frehindi, PARIS Le Frehindi is a Paris based organisation working for the benefit of students, aiming to help them become global citizens by providing them opportunities through lan- guages, cultural exchange programs, competitions and access to international educa- tion opportunities. In India, "Le Frehindi" is in direct contact with twenty thousand (20,000) students who learn French language, thanks to teachers sent by LE Frehindi to its partner schools, and who participate in various competitions, events and ex- changes organised by Le Frehindi, The name ‘Frehindi’ is derived from the languages 'French' and 'Hindi'. It was coined by educationist, writer for children and creator of Peppoetry based learning Mr. Harbinder Singh Mehra fondly called “Haru” in the industry who is perhaps the only person in the world using his peppoetry concept in writing hilarious and inspirational poems using jugglery of words from English, Hindi, French and Spanish. During his stay in Europe Mr. Haru found that many European languages like French, Spanish and Italian are grammatically much closer to Hindi then English. There are many striking similarities between the languages. After coming back to India, Mr. Haru devised a unique method of teaching French to students by encouraging them to use their own mother tongue to learn the French language in an easy and effort- less way. Mr. Haru Mehra has to his credit over 500 creative language workshops in schools & universities across India and creation of 30 innovative rhymes adapted especially for Indian students along with 25 new language games and series of theme based cre- ative learning aids, created after 7 years of creative interaction with youths across the world. Mr.Haru is also credited for developing two "Village Frehindi" camps i.e an unique summer camp in Himalayas, dedicated to Indo-French people and their friendship & another experiential learning based camp at Auroville in collaboration with Tibbiten Pavillion in Pondicherry in India. Mr. Haru is a Masters in Education and speaks 4 International languages. Prior to founding Frehindi Education & being a CFPCM by training he worked at senior posi- tions with various investment and Finance training companies for 14 years, the last being as GM at RNIS.

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