Parent's Association (UPLIFT)

LIFT was created in 3 years by volunteers pupils’ parents from French and french-speaking Taipei communities.

It is all natural that pupils’ parents play a key role at LIFT.

On the one hand, the constant listening of families’ needs, profile diversity and projects are the direction`s team guideline to develop and set up the school in all its aspects.

On the other hand, pupils’ parents, organized in a french law 1901 association and a taiwanese law non lucrative association, the UPLIFT – Union of Parents of the Lycée International Français of Taipei – play a key role in the school’s governance. (check our governance policy).

Every pupils’ parents whose children are at LIFT become ex-officio members of UPLIFT association. Each family thus has the possibility to join the association’s life, which has a legal personality of its own and the governance of which is independent from the LIFT’s one, and to directly contribute to LIFT’s life.

The annual enrolment fee, set up every year during the association general assembly, is currently 1500 nt per family.

UPLIFT’s goal is to represent and to relay to LIFT’s administration board needs, goals, points of view and propositions of all pupils’ parents. Thus, UPLIFT is a guarantor, in everydaylife and in the long term, of LIFT’s vision, especially in its accessibility, transparent and inclusive governance, and representation of the diversity of the communities educational needs. .

Each family disposes of a right to vote. The association elects every year its directors and supervisors among its members. It also elects every three years a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, that will also sit at LIFT’s administration board, among which can be elected LIFT’s President and Vice-Presidents. UPLIFT’s association can submit questions and written propositions before the annual Administration Board meeting. The association can also demand an extraordinary Administration Board meeting to get a written answer to one or several questions raised by a majority of pupils’ parents.

In order to guarantee the highest possible level of transparency, UPLIFT directors and supervisors also receive every month all the LIFT executive committee reports, annual report, annual accounts, a 3 years strategic plan (including a business plan and tuition fees and scholarships policy) before the annual Administration Board meeting, as well as its agenda and its report.

Beyond its action within the school’s management, UPLIFT association bears the following projects:

  • Contributing to the school marketing by welcoming families that want information, by sharing family experiences at LIFT ;
  • Organizing activities to help raising funds and individual and institutional sponsorship, organizing LIFT’s PR related events, among which an annual gala dinner;
  • Organizing family cultural events and daytrips for its members;
  • Helping french families eligible for scholarship applications;
  • Supporting families moving in Taipei;
  • Managing a solidarity funds to fund scholarships based on academic and social criterias;
  • Organizing sports and cultural activities to open school to general public, among which for instance managing the library on week-ends;
  • Organizing after school activities on a volunteer basis by parents for LIFT`s pupils. Organizing cultural activities (concerts, readings, conferences, workshops) within the LIFT for pupils` parents.

UPLIFT ensures that LIFT stays the school elaborated and wished by its founding members, but must also constantly enrich itself with the new families. To join UPLIFT association, please contact its secretary Pierre-André Divisia via contact@uplift.tw. You can join now even if you only plan to enroll your children in the future.

UPLIFT Board members 2022/2023

Alexandre Levy

President

Arrived in Taiwan in 2018, elected to AEFECET and UPLIFT presidency since 2020, Alexandre is an entrepreneur.

Charlotte Sichere

Vice-President

Vice President of UPLIFT since 2022. She is a Taiwanese with a french speaking background, working mom with 3 kids.

Alexandre Paître

Vice-President

Consultant and entrepreneur based in Taiwan since 2009.

Stella Petitgrand

Director, Treasurer

AEFECET and UPLIFT treasurer since 2018. Stella is a financial analyst. She is Indonesian and in love with France and Taiwan.

Thibault de Trogoff

Director

Arrived in Taiwan in 2016, Thibault de Trogoff is an art dealer. Father of three, his elder entered LIFT in 1st grade.

Nicolas Silvestre

Director

Mathieu Saintes

Director

Mathieu is a scientist by training, sinophile and sinophone. In love with Taiwan, he settled here more than 10 years ago. His daughter is part of the first LIFT`s promotion.

Yihui Wu

Director

Joined the UPLIFT from 2022. Was born and grew up in Taiwan, and learned floristry in France. Now a florist based in Taipei.

Will Liu

Director

represented by Sandy Yang.

Pierre-André Divisia

Substitute Director

AEFECET and UPLIFT Vice-President & Secretary since 2018. Entrepreneur based in Taiwan since 2012.

Guillaume Nadai

UPLIFT Supervisor

Based in Taiwan since 2002, Guillaume has been a foreign trade advisor for France in Taiwan since 2017.

Emilie Cheix

UPLIFT Supervisor

Rémi Boutinet

UPLIFT Supervisor

Rémi is in charge of the Asia region for medical devices. He has been a permanent resident in Taiwan since 2012.

Wei Chang

UPLIFT supervisor subsitute

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