Oldyssey, a not-for-profit organisation in France, has initiated a scheme (ShareAmi) that aims to promote intergenerational links by connecting students learning French and senior citizens in France over video chat. Due to stringent lockdown regulations, these foreign language students are unable to travel abroad to develop their oral skills. At the same time, the confinement is weighing down on the elders in France, especially the ones who live alone or in care homes. This scheme offers a win-win situation for both sides. The bonds thus formed benefit both -- the students in brushing up their spoken-word skills and the elders in finding a companion to talk to in difficult times. Despite the digital divide, the pairs are forming indelible connections over favorite travel stories, sports and culture.

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