Institut Mines-Télécom acted quickly to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Its Board of Directors voted unanimously to create a Covid-19 Solidarity Fund, ten days after the start of the lockdown. The purpose of this emergency fund is to help students facing social and financial difficulties. The first round of aid was made available in record time, just two weeks after the start of the lockdown!
The priority of this emergency fund is to finance food aid and rent payment. It also helps cover additional costs related to repatriation, in particular for international students, and of purchasing computer equipment to take online courses or examinations in proper conditions. It may also cover healthcare costs.