April 1, 2010
Alliance Française joins in Francophonie Fest celebration

Alliance Française de Saint-Vincent et les Grenadines joined with others around the world last week to celebrate Francophonie Fest from March 20 to 26.{{more}}

Francophonie is an annual event during which the French language is celebrated worldwide.

Education Officer for Modern Languages in the Ministry of Education and member of the Alliance Française Board Flavia Howard, Director, Vanessa Demirciyan and Maxfield Williams visited several secondary and primary schools throughout the mainland St. Vincent, including Langley Park and Anglican Primary; Bethel High School, St. Clair Dacon, Georgetown and St. Martin Secondary Schools. The secondary schools participated in a project which was previously given to them in researching countries which speak French. They also participated in a quiz about Francophonie and French language, along with some activities.

Primary school students also created posters using collage. The week of activities also included the “Concours de la Plume d’Or” (La Pume d’Or contest) on March 24, in which some students of Alliance Française participated.

Posters on Francophonie created by the primary school students, as well as artwork by Cécile Comblen’s students, were displayed at the Alliance Française on Friday, March 26, for its open day. Other activities were proposed to the public, including a Francophone cinema room, a karaoke and game room, and a kite making workshop. Visitors were also welcomed with a taste of various francophone Cuisine kindly sponsored by Sweetie Pie Bakery and Villamar LTD.

There are an estimated 200 million people who speak French around the world.