Welcome and Farewell

Figne Hansen copyAISB is delighted to welcome Figne Hansen as our School Nurse. Miss Figne is Danish and did her nurse’s training in Copenhagen and Kenya. In her time with us Miss Figne has already been meeting with local health providers to investigate quality care in Bamako and working on the school’s health policies and manuals, and she is of course --most importantly -- taking care of the usual parade of scrapes, bumps and upset tummies daily. Meanwhile, Miss Oumou remains the school’s first “one to go to” for students, and we appreciate Miss Oumou’s warmth and superhero skills at caring for students while keeping us all organized.


Aimee Zokpon smallWe are also very pleased to welcome Aimée Zokpon to the staff. Aimée has been filling in for Julie Gibson, and will take up duties as the teacher for Intermediate French beginning in January. We are very pleased to have her!




At this time we also bid a fond farewell to Ms. Isabelle Thomazeau-Pépin , who will be leaving us at Christmas, to join her husband in Dakar. In her six years with AISB Miss Isa has made many contributions to student learning and the life of the school.

We will miss her, but we wish her the very best in her new life, and we remind her that Dakar is right next door!