Mr. Jean-Yves Carpanese,  headmaster of the school Théodore Monod Abu Dhabi and Mrs Nathalie Leroy – Mrs Hamidou’s wife, Associate Professor of German, and French teacher at the Federal University of Al Ain – are awarded with the medal of  « chevalier dans l’ordre » of Academic Palms by the Ambassador of France, His Excellency Michel Miraillet.

While they both leave their duties this summer, Mr. Carpanese and Mrs Hamidou have rendered distinguished services to the benefit of the Francophonie during their stay in the United Arab Emirates, one by managing with talent one of the two French schools in the capital, another with promoting in a very efficient way the Francophonie in the largest university of the country.