28 Jan

The Diwan school, the protection of a fragile cultural heritage

Umoja is a cultural project been born between Africa and Brittany, that’s why we wish to support in parallel of an Ivory Coast association the […]

Umoja is a cultural project been born between Africa and Brittany, that’s why we wish to support in parallel of an Ivory Coast association the l’AJED, a Diwan school at Brest.

What is a Diwan school?

It is an associative school which practices “the pedagogy for dumping”, by using the language(tongue) and the bilingualism French-Breton as tool of learning(apprenticeship). Of the nursery school in the first year of primary school the education(teaching) is only realized in Breton as tool of learning(apprenticeship). Of the nursery school in the first year of primary school the education(teaching) is only realized in Breton, French being introduced only in CE1.

The Diwan spirit

Learning Breton is a way of transmitting and conserving a rich regional heritage and making it last in time. Through the language, a whole identity and a history is passed on to these students. Since the Breton language is losing speed, Diwan schools are a way of revitalizing its practice and enrolling it in its time.

Umoja and Diwann

To mix culture and solidarity while being consistent with our project we decided to sponsor the Diwan School which works for the conservation of a cultural heritage in danger.
The Breton language loses more than 5,000 speakers a year and more than half of the budget of these schools comes from donations.That is why we plan to pay back to the Diwan school of Brest, a percentage on the purchase of each shoe in order to help them protect this heritage.