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The Francophone Activities Centre (CAF)


Logo CAF © CAF – Bibalex

The Francophone Activities Centre (CAF) was created in may 2013 in the cultural approach segment of Bibliotheca Alexandrina to promote Francophone culture. The first aim is to encourage people to speak the language of Molière at the local level. Alexandria is housing many francophone schools and universities, and [...]

The francophone library


Following the special donation of 500 000 books offered in 2009 by BNF, Bibliotheca Alexandrina decided to create a specific entity, the Francophone library, to accomodate, administer and promote the collection. The donation correspond to 10 years of legal deposit in all the fields of French publishing from 1996 to 2006. Since the donation, Bibliotheca [...]

“Art and Life” project in Alexandria

Art for disadvantaged children


“Art and Life project” was born in 2011 for the purposes of promoting the integration of disadvantaged children, through art activities. During a three hours session per week (from november to april) or 2 sessions (from may to october), teams of volunteers are welcoming at risk children. The children are living in an unstable [...]

Youth Libraries Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Since the creation of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, two libraries dedicated to children aged 6 to 12 and young aged 12 to 16 have been established.

They try to develop reading, research and creation adapted to publics and try to be an instrument for rising to the challenges of the digital age. Above all, they propose a [...]

General Board of Egypt catholic schools : Training Center for Arabic, English and French speaking.


Since The 19th century, Egyptian schools have belonged to the Catholic communities developed from the North of Egypt with towns such as Alexandria and in the South with towns such as Assouan.

Without religious distinctions, these schools welcome a large population of schoolchildren coming from different social levels. Today this number represents 0.6% of [...]

CEAlex/ Alexandrina Studies Centre


The Alexandrina Studies Centre (CEAlex) was created in 1990 by Jean Yves Empereur, the Director of Research for the French National Scientific Research Center (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique – CNRS). The aims of the CEAlex are to study Alexandrian History through documents illustrating the fabulous destiny of the town. Archeological Excavations of the [...]

Toktok journal


The first edition of « toktok » magazine was puplished in a social revolt atmosphere, in january 2011. On Shennawy’s initiative, a group of artists (authors, designer, caricaturists) had gathered some months later wanting to use comics language to tell stories in tune with daily reality of contemporary Egypt, in a realistic and lively style. Hence [...]


poster 2014

Sharif el-Sayed founded Khayal in 2013 to organize an itinerant and collective exhibition about creation for children: illustration, toys, origami and photography… Khayal, which means imagination in Arabic aims at promoting meetings between Egyptian artists creating for children and their public. Children can participate in workshops introducing to the technics used by the artists. The [...]