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Alliance Française Kampala Hosts Second Edition of Study and Job Fair


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Exciting prospects unfolded at the second edition of the French Study and Job Fair, which commenced on Saturday at the Ecole Française Internationale de Kampala. This event, organized by Alliance Française Kampala and its partners, serves as a platform for Ugandan students and job seekers to explore various opportunities offered by French educational institutions and companies.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Eric Touze, Director of Alliance Française Kampala, emphasized the value of the fair in providing a comprehensive resource for Ugandans interested in French academic and career paths. He described the event as a “one-stop shop” for individuals to discover French academic options and engage with prominent French businesses.

The French Ambassador to Uganda, Xavier Sticker, underscored the significance of the fair in strengthening educational and employment ties between France and Uganda. He highlighted France’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering collaboration between the two nations through initiatives like the study and job fair.

Oumou Diakite, the deputy head of the Africa unit at Campus France, provided insights into France’s educational landscape, emphasizing its appeal to international students. She highlighted France’s position as the 6th country globally that welcomes international students and the availability of over 1000 programs taught in English, making education accessible to students with diverse language backgrounds.

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Thomas Pellitier, President of the French Kampala Business Association, discussed the potential for economic growth and innovation through cooperation between French businesses and the Ugandan workforce. He emphasized the fair’s role in connecting skilled individuals with employment opportunities across various sectors, noting the value of learning the French language for career advancement.

Pellitier highlighted the bonus opportunity of language proficiency in French for individuals seeking employment in French companies regionally and globally. He encouraged attendees to explore job opportunities and language learning resources available at the fair.

The event features presentations from French universities, vocational training centers, and companies offering internships and job placements. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with representatives, gain insights into study programs, and explore career prospects in diverse fields.

Additionally, the fair offers practical sessions such as internship offers, job interviews, CV writing, and sample French classes to enhance attendees’ skills and readiness for educational and employment opportunities.

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