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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 levels 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 2020

  • President : Dr Cherno Omar BARRY - Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission
  • 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 : Edward BADJIE, Teacher University of the Gambia
  • Communication : Mrs. Fatou SANNEH : Director of programmes at the Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS
  • Member : Mrs Mariam CISSE KALALA, Volontaire "Les enfants de MACCARTHY"
  • Member : Mr Andrew CORREIA, French Teacher
  • Member : Bintou KAMARA, communication Consultant

Officio member
Justine GUSCHLBAUER - 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 : Justine GUSCHLBAUER

RECEPTION/ASST DIRECTOR : Kumba JALLOW

RESPONSIBLE RESOURCE CENTER : Juma JANE, Ibrahima Jallow

DIRECTOR OF STUDIES : Yaya HYDARA

TEACHERS: Musa CAMARA, Mass NDONG, Jimmy Ebrihima KABA, Lamin Tombong JARJU, Mariama JOBE, Fatou DRAMMEH, Mam Tute GAYE, Papa KEBE, Ababcar Seydi DIENG, Ndeye Mariama NYING, Haddy JOOF, Alhagie JARRA.

STUDIO MANAGER : Ibrahima JALLOW

MAINTENANCE/SERVICING : Victor COLLEY

TECHNICAL STAFF: Alieu GIBBA, Ebrima JALLOW

CLEANING AGENTS: Fatoumata SAIDY KAN, Ana JATTA

GARDENER : Sherrif JATTA

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

FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD:

  • Dr Mamadou TANGARA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad
  • H.E Mr. Abdou KOLLEY, former Minister of Trade, Industry, Integration and Employment
  • Dr ML SEDAT JOBE, New Ambassador of the Gambia in France, former Minister of Foreign Affairs