French Supplementary School

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CASE STUDY
 

WHO ARE WE ?

The French Supplementary School was founded in 2007 by French Speaking Cameroonian Mother Melanie Ngangen.   Melanie moved to Manchester with her 7 years old  son Dany who could only speak French.  


At School  Dany was isolated and felt  frustrated by his inability to communicate with friends.   At home he was  always asking for help with English as he was desperate to  overcome his language barrier .  


Melanie soon realized  her son became fluent in English and was gradually losing his French and consequently his ties with extended  family back home. 


One day the local homework club Dany was attending closed due to lack of worker. Melanie offered to volunteer in order to keep it going . This led to the development of The French Supplementary School for children and a charity for French Speaking African Families called Ensemble Manchester .