Unam French Croissant Célébrer Francophonie Day
Each year during the month of March, the French communities around the world celebrate their common interest in the French language and culture through various activities. In Namibia, students learning French at tertiary institutions and their counterparts in various schools in Windhoek recently celebrated the Francophonie activities at the Franco-Namibia Cultural Centre (FNCC) – the custodian of the Francophonie Day in Namibia. Francophonie is a term used to refer to speakers of French, being it individuals or countries. With happy smiles and perfect tongue twisting spoken French, the UNAM French Section members, in collaboration with the UNAM French Croissant (student society), spearheaded celebrations of the “Francophonie” day at the FNCC. A stand at the event hosted by the French Section and French Croissant Student Society, provided information to high school learners and members of the public on not only the UNAM curriculum options, but also on the different opportunities for learning French at the university. Second year students enjoyed the experience at the Francophonie day. “Taking part in this activity off campus, outside class, representing the UNAM French Section allowed me to have a different perspective of learning French and it made me realise how important French is”, remarked Selma Ingo, one of the members of the French Croissant. The UNAM French Section and the French Croissant would like to say merci to UNAM for the support.