International Francophonie Day and Francophonie to be Observed
Every year Dominica joins other French speaking countries in the celebration of International Francophonie Day and Francophonie Month.
The month long event introduces several activities including a French Festival, hosted each year for students of 58 primary schools Island-wide.
The festival has been ongoing now for three years and has proven to be a great medium for students to express themselves using the French language.
According to Mr. Dwayne Drigo, Vice President of the Association of French for Primary Schools says he has seen the French language evolve and students enthusiasm grow towards the language.
He noted that students now have a greater appreciation for the language and are better equipped once they enter secondary school to continue the subject.
This year the festival will be celebrated under the theme ‘Le Francais Toujour Vivant’- (French Will Always Live), through songs, dance, games, art work and quizzes, at the Arawak House of Culture on Friday 21st March at 9 a.m.
This year’s highlight activity for the festival is a French quiz competition among the schools.
Gifts and prizes will be awarded to deserving schools and students.