Prison chaplain for 7 years, Clotilde Gilbert notices the desocialization and dehumanization caused by confinement. A break that has an impact on the release of prisoners who will have to find a social and professional life.
For 5 years, she directed a choir there and never ceased to promote art and culture among prisoners. Seeing the positive impacts of her workshops (openness to others, energy, self-confidence), she created Wake Up Café with the desire to support prisoners from their detention until their reintegration into society once released. Wake Up Café thus offers creative and artistic workshops, as well as a reintegration program to inspire inmates and ex-inmates to move forward, to change the way they look at themselves as well as the way society looks at them!