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19 April 2018

About Alliance Française of Banjul

About Alliance Française of Banjul

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.

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.

OUR GOALS

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 BOARD 2017

  • Honorary Chairman : H.E Mr. Abdou KOLLEY - Former Minister of Finance Chairman : Dr Cherno Omar BARRY - New Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Higher Education and Research / former 1st Secretary office of The President
  • 1st Vice-President : Mr. Boubacar CHAM - Director of City Limits Radio
  • 2nd Vice-President : Mr. Andrew SAMBOU - Senior Education Officer (French teaching programme coordinator)
  • Treasurer : Mr. Momodou JALLOW, chartered accountant
  • Assistant Treasurer : Mr. Diantrec Edward BADJIE, Teacher University of the Gambia
  • Secretary : Dr. Ndeye Maty PAYE, Assistant Professor University of the Gambia
  • Communication : Mrs. Fatou SANNEH : Director of programmes at the Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS)
  • Member : Mr. Sherif Yunus HYDARA : Project manager Ministry of Education
  • Member : Mr. Djibril DIALLO, economist
  • Member : Dr. Mariam JOHN BOYE, Consellor Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Member : Mrs Mariam CISSE KALALA, Volontaire "Les enfants de MACCARTHY"
  • Member : Mr Andrew CORREIA, French Teacher

Officio member
Patrice Crivello - Director of Alliance Française of Banjul

THE TEAM

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

ADMINISTRATION

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD :Dr Cherno Omar BARRY, former Secretary office of the president - New Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technologies.

DIRECTOR : Patrice Crivello

RECEPTION/ASST DIRECTOR : Kumba JALLOW

COMMUNICATION OFFICER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER : Michael VAN WEYNBERGH

RESPONSIBLE RESOURCE CENTER : Juma JANE

DIRECTOR FRENCH COURSE : Yaya HYDARA

TEACHERS: Musa CAMARA, Mass NDONG, Ababacar Seydi DIENG, Maimouna GUEYE, Jimmy KABA, Lamin JARJU, Lamoth JALLOW, Mariama JOBE, Ndeye Maty PAYE, Veronica KABOINA

STUDIO MANAGER : Ibrahima JALLOW

MAINTENANCE/SERVICING : Victor COLLEY

TECHNICAL STAFF: Alieu GIBBA, Ibrahima JALLOW

CLEANING AGENTS: Fatoumata SAIDY KAN, Haddy BASS

BAR SERVICE : Yaya FOFANA

COOKER : Alpha JAMMEH, Marceline NYAFOUNA

GARDENER : Sherrif JATTA

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

FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD:

  • Dr Mamadou TANGARA, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations in New York
  • H.E Mr. Abdou KOLLEY, former Minister of Trade, Industry, Integration and Employment
  • Dr ML SEDAT JOBE, New Ambassador of the Gambia inFrance, former Minister of Foreign Affairs