Alliance française, Kampala celebrate youth and French language

Mr. Lionel Vignaqc, the deputy Head of Mission at the French Embassy, officially launched the Embassy’s new scholarship programmes for young Ugandan talents to pursue French courses at the Alliance française Kampala, with the possibility for one beneficiary to win a professional trip to France.

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Pupils, students, teachers, parents, French speakers and French lovers… several hundreds of revellers thronged the Alliance française de Kampala premises on Saturday 19th March to celebrate the youth and French language.

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There were thematic rooms decorated to reflect francophone cultures from around the world, songs, dances etc. Activities to teach and entertain gather and share were not in short supply as many food lovers assembled around the culinary stand to have a taste of Galettes and Crepes, much to the delight the pupils from the seven schools offering French (Aga Khan School, City Parents School, Ecole Française Les Grands Lacs, Hillside School, Gayaza High School, Kampala Diplomatic School International, Taibah International School) who appeared on stage one after the other, showcasing their attachment to the French language in songs and dance.

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Mr. Lionel Vignaqc, the deputy Head of Mission at the French Embassy, officially launched the Embassy’s new scholarship programmes for young Ugandan talents to pursue French courses at the Alliance française Kampala, with the possibility for one beneficiary to win a professional trip to France. On his part, Mr. José-Maria Queiros, the Alliance française Director, stressed the importance of learning French and the official French government certifications (DELF/DALF) for further studies and employment prospects.

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Friendly, lively and warm, the Youth and French language Day ended with stage performances by students from Makerere University, Gayaza High school, and refugees under Interaid care. They had, all been undergoing training by the Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) since February). Three groups of performing artists later made appearances on the stage: Cruz, the Congolese rappers, Lebanon and Sapiens, their Ugandan counterpart Saint Nellysade, then the duo Lady Slyke and Yallah, before crowning the evening in a final freestyle act that mesmerized the audience.

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Dernière modification : 12/10/2016

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