Feb 4, 2009, 7:55 AM
Alliance Franco-Gambienne and those promoting the French language and culture recently celebrated 13 days of 'Semaine de la Francophonie' involving schools and artists at different locations in the country.
The celebration started with a march pass involving all French clubs and schools starting from Total Petrol Station Headquarters at Bakau to Alliance Franco-Gambienne on
Gerard Chouin, head of project (PAFEG) Region 1 Education Office at Kanifing, said it was the first Francophone Day at
At St. Therese Upper Basic Ndow's Upper Basic, Cates International, Greater Banjul Upper Basic, Bakau Upper Basic, Bakoteh Upper Basic, locked horns in drama, poetry competitions ending in a win for all participating schools.
Gerard said he was in The Gambia to promote the learning and speaking of French. He encouraged all to join French societies and to enjoy French.
Meanwhile, similar competitions took place in
In her opening speech Madam Manneh, principal for the Junior School, said the Marina family welcomes and appreciates the importance of French. She mentioned
It is important for movement, business and communication," she said.