What’s Alliance ?

Alliance Française is a non-political and non-religious Gambian association, part of the international network (in 136 countries) of over 800 Alliance Française that annually welcome over 500,000 students to their language classes and over 6 million people to cultural events. Affiliated to Alliance Française Foundation in Paris, it is also part of the French cultural network in Sénégal & The Gambia, made of Alliance Française of Banjul, Kaolack, Ziguinchor and Institut Français of St Louis and Dakar.

Alliance Française de Banjul offers :

French Classes at all levels, to suit any need, using modern technology : Smartboard, Language lab and Tell Me More educational software.

Resource center to access information on the French & Francophone world : Books, Magazines, CD, DVD, Internet café, Kids section. Be a member and benefit from a 50% discount on cultural events organized by Alliance Française.

Cultural events : Concerts, Movies, Dramas, Workshops, Exhibitions, Conferences, Fashion shows, Radio programmes.

Our goals

The Alliance Française de Banjul is part of the global Alliance française network of over 800 Alliances françaises spread across more than 136 countries in the world. Our mission is to promote the appreciation of French and Francophone culture as well as the knowledge of French language. Affiliated with the Alliance Française Foundation in Paris, the objectives of Alliance Française de Banjul are:

• To promote the francophonie through various programmes and activities & the french Language by teaching it at all levels with the latest information technology catering to students of all ages and backgrounds in an interactive and friendly environment. It provides structured, progressive French courses, based on the Common European Framework for Languages. These courses lead to internationally recognised qualifications in the language, in particular the “Diplôme d’etudes en langue Française” (DELF) and “Diplôme approfondi de langue Française” (DALF). The students of Alliance Française de Banjul benefit from academically sound and experienced teachers and have access to classrooms equipped with latest teaching aids;

• To Encourage debates in an environment of tolerance

• To Encourage intercultural exchanges

We offer

Alliance Française of Banjul offers :

• French courses at all level to all public
• A resource center centered on French culture & Francophone cultures
• Cultural Activities : concerts, video projections, theartre, exhibitions, dance courses, conferences, TV & radio programmes, etc.

The Team

Alliance Française of Banjul, is a dynamic team composed of Gambian & French people, ready to welcome you and fulfill your needs.

ADMINISTRATION
Former presidents:
- Dr Tangara, Permanent Representative of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations.
- Abdou Kolley, former Minister of Trade, Industry, Integration and Employment.
Président actuel : Dr Cherno Omar BARRY, 1st Secretary office of the president - PS Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technologies.

DIRECTOR : Claude POGGIOLI

ASST DIRECTOR : Kumba JALLOW

COMMUNICATION OFFICER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER : Salim SOUMARE

RESPONSIBLE RESOURCE CENTER / RECEPTION : Juma JANE
Asst : Maimuna SANNEH

DIRECTOR FRENCH COURSE : Yaya HYDARA
Teachers : Musa CAMARA, Mamadou Lamine LOUM, Elisabeth SAMBOU, Mass NDONG, Ababacar Seydi DIENG, Maimouna GUEYE

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES : Claude POGGIOLI (Directeur), Isabelle POGGIOLI

STUDIO MANAGER : Emmanuel Wole RENDALL

MAINTENANCE/SERVICING : Victor COLLEY
Technical staff : Aliew JIBBA, Ibrahima JALLOW
Cleaning Agents : Fatoumata SAIDY KAN, Haddy BASS

RESTAURANT MANAGER : Marceline NYAFOUNA

BAR MANAGER : Dior DIENG

COOK (CHEF) : Alpha JAMMEH
Service : Penda JALLOW, Fatou SAINE, Sohna JUKE

GARDENER : Sherrif JATTA

SECURITY (DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE) : Babacarr NJIE, Momodou BAH, Sarja BADJIE, Momodou CHAM

The Board

members of the Board

1. Honorary Chairman : Abdou KOLLEY - Ministry of Finance
2. Chairman : Dr Cherno Omar BARRY - PS Ministry of Higher Education and Research / 1st Secretary office of The President
3. 1st Vice-President : Boubacar CHAM - Director City Limits Radio
4. 2nd Vice-President : Andrew SAMBOU - Senior Education Officer (French teaching programme coordinator)
5. Treasurer : Djibril DIALLO, economist
6. Secretary-general : Daniel BALUKUNE, trader
7. Secretary asst : Mamadou SAKHO
8. Treasurer asst : Momodou JALLOW, chartered accountant
9. Sherif Yunus HYDARA : Project manager Ministry of Education
10. Isatu NIANG : HR TOTAL Gambia Ltd
11. Dr Ibrahima NJIE : Biology teacher at the Université of The Gambia
12. Fatou SANNEH : Director of programmes at the Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS)

Officio member
Claude POGGIOLI - Director of Alliance Française of Banjul - Honorary Consul of France in The Gambia