At the end of the sixties, the French working in Uganda, feeling the need for their children to start or to continue their education in a French-speaking framework joined their efforts in order to create a school which provides education in French to both their children than those of French speakers living in the country.
It is the starting point of the short and already well-nourished history in Kampala, of the French School Les Grands Lacs.
At the time, the Little French School, as it is called, should not accommodate more than fifteen students. From January 28, 1973, the small French school was transferred to premises located at 18 Lumumba Avenue, that is to say, the place now occupied by the French Embassy!
5 years later, the workforce has more than tripled! 47 students are welcomed, mainly children of French-speaking African nationals.
“The French school is today the concrete face given to the friendship between France and Uganda for 50 years!”