The Francophonie 2017

The celebration of the Francophonie in Namibia (22-24 march) strengthened the bonds within the French-speaking community in the country.

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Opening speech of the Francophonie in Namibia : H.E. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, Ambassador of France

A great number of activities were offered : movies, games, bazaar, contests, book fair, culinary stalls, danse, songs, all developing on this year’s theme : friendship.

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Namibian students from schools teaching French are performing in French

In the presence of several Ambassadors whose countries are members of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) and of the UNESCO representative, the DELF-DALF diplomas were awareded to a selection of students learning French at the FNCC or in Namibian schools. 4 namibian students also received their Master’s degree in education and teaching from the University of Aix-Marseille (ESPE).

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3 laureates of a Master’s degree in education and teaching from Aix-Marseille ; M. Jean-Piuerre Ilboudo, UNESCO representative ; Mr Patrick Portes, Cooperation counsellor and director of the FNCC ; the Ambassador of the DRC, H.E. Kasongo Wa-Kilba ; the Ambassador of France, H.E. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni.

Finally, Campus France’s new space (information and course choice for graduate studies in France) was inaugurated in the Franco-Namibian Cultural Center’s building, which will host it from now on.

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Inauguration of Campus France’s new space : (from left to right) : the Ambassadors of DRC and Egypt, the UNESCO representative, the FNCC director and cooperation counsellor, and trhe Ambassador of France.

The French-speaking family was represented in all its diversity thanks to the presence of a great and promising number of Namibians from all origins.
The Francophonie is a gathering awaited by the French-speaking community and henceforth constitutes a key moment within the Embassy’s cultural agenda.

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Volonteers and teachers along with the winners of the games and quizzes organized by the FNCC.

Finally, the role of the FNCC as the entity in charge of the promotion of French has been highlighted by all speakers who insisted on its essentiel role as a conveyer of French in an English-speaking country.

published on 03/04/2017

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