Since 2017, Libraries Without Borders has been working in collaboration with the Alliance Française Foundation to boost the Alliance Française’s Malagasy, Mauritanian, and South African media library networks and to facilitate French language acquisition. In the fall of 2017, our team installed Ideas Cube kits within these three networks and trained their respective facilitators. Since then, these three Alliance Française networks have been organizing dozens of activities per month, inspired by the content LWB selected for the Ideas Cube. Besides language-learning activities, some sites offer other kinds of programming, including offsite events. Such is the case of the Alliance Française of Antsirabe, which contributed to a university forum geared towards professional preparation for young people. he Foundation has created a best practice community to connect the three networks and LWB, which accompanies them in the implementation of their activities and provides them with technical support when it is necessary. This community allows them to share their experiences and discuss activities; it is proof of how the three Alliance Française networks are taking possession of the Ideas Box kits.
The Alliance 3.0 project, supported by the Government of the Principality of Monaco, will continue in 2019.