Alliance Française de Katmandou’s new homeThe Alliance Alliance Française de Katmandou, an accredited French language school and culture centre, has moved to a new location at Dhalko Bato in Pulchowk, starting Saturday, January 14.
The Alliance Alliance Française de Katmandou, an accredited French language school and culture centre, has moved to a new location at Dhalko Bato in Pulchowk, starting Saturday, January 14. With this, all the previous activities—French language classes, library, and translation desk, among others—housed at the organisation’s former location in Teku will be carried out from its new home.
The opening ceremony saw a host of cultural activities in line with the organisation’s aim to serve as a bridge between Nepali and French cultures, including a circus act put together by a group of French artists, Companie du Fil a Retordre, and a live gypsy jazz performance by Hari Maharjan and the Band.
Speaking to the Post, French ambassador to Nepal Yves Carmona said, “Our aim is to connect as much as possible to government officials and improve the quality of communication between the two countries, and to not only promote the French culture but to form a strong tie so as to maximise the exchange of cultures, ideas, views and creations, between France and Nepal.”
“For which,” Carmona added, “We are working with the Alliance Française de Katmandou and we are supporting them the best way we can.”
Director of Alliance Française, Veronique Becchia, informed that the organisation will further enhance its operations, having moved to the new location. “In the days to come we aim to engage French language and culture enthusiasts with new classes and cultural performances. We aim to also place special emphasis on cultural diversity in the future,” said Becchia.