Donation of books to the organisation ARESTA [fr]
On March 20th, in the context of the Francophonie Festival, the Embassy of France, in association with IFAS and Biblionef (French organization supported by the French ministry of Culture), donated a set of French books to ARESTA, an organisation based in Western Cape Province providing support to asylum seekers. This donation will furnish the library of the association‘s welcome centre, used by numerous refugees from French-speaking African countries.
The Délégation à la langue française et aux langues de France of French ministry of Culture and Communication and the organisation Biblionef have donated almost 5000 French books in South Africa and Lesotho. The donations were distributed to the Alliance Française network, secondary schools where French is learned, South-African public libraries, French-speaking asylum speakers’ organisations and universities.