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French celebrates first harvest

All roads led to the Alliance Francaise in Gaborone last Friday for the French Food and Wine Tasting festival. The event started well on schedule despite the rain.
By Staff Writer Sun 21 Dec 2014, 05:18 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: French celebrates first harvest








Every third Thursday in November, the French all over the world feast on a special French wine, Beaujolais Nouveau. The welcome drink, Apero-cocktail, earned complements from many who patronised the fest. The wine was enjoyed with various delicious French cheeses that were beautifully displayed - hard goay cheese, soft goay cheese, blue vain cheese, gruyere cheese and emmentaler cheese.

The merrymakers also sampled fine deli meats and French cakes, all prepared by Latus Deprovence Restaurant at the Lansmore Square, Masa mall, Gaborone.The director of Alliance Francaise Antoine Courroy explained to Showtime, "we call it (the fest) the first harvest of the year and all the food here are commonly eaten in France".

The Alliance Francaise team also donated cheques to two girl-child organisations. The African Woman Leadership Academy Tawla, led by Dr Mpho Gilika, and The Spring Board.  "We teach young girls leadership and life skills and other skills necessary for the development of a girl-child," said Gilika.  The Spring Board helps child school dropouts to return to the classroom. The organisation's representative, Beauty Mokgothu, pointed out that they also encourage people who are artistically gifted.

Gender activist, Berry Heart, who is popularly known for her poetic skills, graced the event. She selected the beneficiaries of the donation, which resulted from proceeds of her last concert at the Alliance Francaise. "I grew up in a community where I saw children suffering, a poverty-stricken society, so I want to help as much as I can with my artistic skills," she pointed out. She also volunteered to be a mentor for the girls at the African Woman Leadership Academy Tawla organisation.

 

 


 



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