efgb receives grant support from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the General Consulate of France in Boston via the FLAM (Français Langue Maternelle) program.
History of the FLAM program
The FLAM Program was created in 2001-2002 by the Department of International Cooperation and Development’s General Administration within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An initiative of the members of the Superior Counsel of France Abroad (CSFE) and the senators representing the citizens of France living abroad, it targets the French expatriate communities.
The FLAM program makes support available for the implementation of extracurricular initiatives (French language classes and other cultural activities) promoting the use of the French language by French children (who may also have another nationality) attending local schools in another language.
The program concerns both dual citizens living indefinitely in another country, as well as those who are living abroad on a temporary expatriate assignment, notably in the absence of a school with a French language program, certified or not.
The French language and culture classes are intended for all the school grades from Kindergarten through 10th (the year in which the child turns 5 through the year he or she turns 16), which is the mandatory minimum schooling in France. They can be taught in either schools (after regular school hours) or in any other adequate facility.
More information on the program can be found (in French) at: http://www.programme-flam.fr