Who are we ?

THE COUSINS

10 cousins, ages from 14 to 24, students or schooled in Lille, Paris, The Hague, Lausanne, Montreal… 

From engineers to comedians, salespeople to fans of literature, we all became postmen to spread your words of love.

Photo Mathilde

MATHILDE, 22

Whether as a French teacher in Zimbabwe or rugby coach in Morocco, in the library or on the field, she is always happy.

Photo Charles

CHARLES, 18

Currently at the Hague’s international school, he would gladly replace 95% of his high school classes with surf classes.

Photo Blanche

BLANCHE, 21

An IT student in Lausanne, she would rather prioritize her aquatic and high altitude challenges than her trips to the library.

Photo Boni

JOSEPH, 15

Year 10 pupil in Lille, he excels in the art of surfing on the internet, either  for nerdy information or recordings of the matches of Olympique de Marseilles.

Photo Aliénor

ALIENOR, 23

Unable to decide between being a ski teacher, an urban farmer or a Data analyst she’s probably going to end up being a sous-chef somewhere warm.

Photo Renaud

RENAUD, 21

Sporty and studying engineering in Lille, he is faster at emptying beers and doing push-ups than finishing his assignments on time.

Photo Hortense

HORTENSE, 24

Actress, student and gardener, we never know from where she’s going to enter: yard or garden? Intermittently waiting for fame, she is a respected elder.

Photo Jeanne

JEANNE, 16

In year 11 in Lille, she is our big-hearted pianist. She is better at socialising than using logarithm functions. 

Photo Boni

BONI, 15

At the German school of the Hague, he quickly replaced his school lessons with acrobatics on the trampoline.

Photo Solange

SOLANGE, 18

A fan of literature with a passionate nature, she is in prépa in the Paris region. She can talk for hours about Spinoza, art, or about her projects, which most of the time are confusing.

OUR VALUES

Our values reflect those of a band of cousins, and the love they promoted.

SIMPLICITY

We are simple, informal and down-to-earth. We want each step the letters go through – from when they are written to when they are distributed – to be a simple and & pleasant experience for the humans involved. Simplicity starts between our team’s interactions. 

FLEXIBILITY

Whatever we are doing today, we will do better tomorrow. Our success – and much of the fun – lies in developing new ways to bring joy in the senior’s life. Today we do so by sending letters, but we might do something completely different tomorrow. One goal – create smiles. 

LOVE

We put our heart in everything we do. We do less if doing more reduce the quality because 1 real smile is way better than 100 fake smiles. Togetherness is at the heart of the 1L1S culture. We are stronger when we trust each other, pull in the same direction and have fun together. 

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