Teaching of French language at the Kenyan Defence Forces [fr]
As for the year 2015, the DEFSHE scored a 100% success for the French language studies diploma.
In the framework of its structural cooperation with Kenya, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and its Directorate of Security and Defence Cooperation, (DCSD) have been carrying out a French language training project for the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF). The training is conducted at the Defence School of Higher Education (DEFSHE) of Nairobi by a teacher of French as a Foreign Language.
Each year, about 20 Kenyan soldiers learn French through this programme.
As for the year 2015, the DEFSHE scored a 100% success for the French language studies diploma (DELF), A1 (beginner level), A2 (intermediate level) and B1 (independent level) from the Alliance Française of Nairobi.
These outstanding results reflect the interest and the wishes of the Kenyan military to learn French. This project has two main objectives:
The training of liaison Officers who are involved in peacekeeping operations with other contingents who speaks French;
The training of high potential Kenyan officers to further pursue studies at the Warfare School in Paris
On December 1st, the Military mission of the Embassy of France provided the school with audiovisual equipments as part of this cooperation.
The Director of the DEFSHE thanked France, and reiterated the interest of the KDF in learning French language.