Saturday, 19 March 2016

Scholarship launch at Youth and French Language Day

Youth at a recent BPU event. Youth get a chance to 
win scholarships today

The Youth and French Language Day 2016 will be celebrated in Uganda at the Alliance Française de Kampala (AFK) in Bukoto today 2pm -9pm.

At the event at the AFK premises on plot 52, Bukoto street, Kamwokya, the Embassy of France in Uganda will officially launch its new scholarships programme for young professionals.

The scholarship will allow talented Ugandans to win free French courses at the Alliance Française, and, for the best candidate, a business trip to France.

Different activities have been programmed today, including concerts, “edutainment” activities about French-speaking countries from all around the world, screening of a West-African animated movie (“Adama”) and artistic performances by different Ugandan institutions.

An open air stage will be set up to allow different schools offering French classes to perform in front of the public. Seven schools will be represented: Kampala Diplomatic School, Gayaza HS, Hillside, Taibah International School, Ecole Française des Grands Lacs and City Parents School. 

A recent break-dance performance by BPU

The Break-Dance Project Uganda (BPU) that has recently conducted dance, singing, drama and poetry workshops with a girls secondary school (Gayaza High School), a refugee center (Interaid) and the French Club of Makerere University, will stage an original show to sensitize about French language and social themes such as environment, gender equality, peace and reconciliation. 

The final act will bring together French/English/Luganda speaking artists on stage in a joint performance.


• 2:00 PM: Youth and French Language Day begins with on 

stage arts performances by French-teaching schools and 

• 2:00 PM: 1st screening of Adama animation movie

• 3:30 PM: 2nd screening of Adama animation movie

• 5:00PM: Speeches / scholarships announcements

• 5:30 PM: Performances by BPU-trained groups

Set 1: Cruz, Lebon & Sapiens (Congolese rappers)

Set 2 : Saint Nellysade (Ugandan rapper) 

Set 3 : Lady Slyke & Yallah (Ugandan women