The Foundation will direct this gift to one of its many disciplines, giving priority to the area you specify. In return you will receive a membership card allowing you to be invited to various events organized by the Foundation.
Our projects and our fields of action vary. If one of them especially attracts your attention and you want to bring people, financial, or material support, please contact us.
Ex: you work in the field of sports, help us build our multi-sport field and playground.
Ex: you work in a tourist agency, work together on a partnership favoring the arrival of tourists at the Villa Boutanga.
Ex: the question of access to drinking water affects you, make a donation for the installation of hydraulic pumps that draw drinking water required for villages and planting trees.
We have numerous fields of action and we seek to develop partnerships in each of them: health, environment, education, training, culture and the arts.
Join the Association in France. You will receive invitations to various events that we organize in Paris.
You can buy the book: Beads, Colors of Africa, whose profits are donated to the Gacha Cultural
Space for the implementation of its activities. It is sold by the association for 100 euros, membership included.
It reveals the collections of beaded objects and personal creations of it author, Ly Dumas. This book approaches beading, its history, its symbolism and its central place in Africa in a poetic and aesthetic manner.
Beads, Colors of Africa is the first work and the passion of Ly Dumas. This book is a “piece of art” and tells about her passion for beads, and unveils her collections and creations through photos and texts written by a specialist in the art of beading, Professor Jean-Paul Notué. It offers a deep and beautiful experience into the universe of African crafts.
Gourcuff Gradenigo Edition
Work published n December 2009
Dimensions: 27×29 cm, about 200 pages
Bilingual book French/English
With the contribution of Jean-Paul Notué, Doctor of Art History,
Anthropology and Museology, who introduces each of the three parts of the work with a scientific and aesthetic commentary. Francine Vormèse, journalist, who paints an original portrait of Ly Dumas through text that is delicious and alive. Brigitte Gacha, doctor of letters, poet, author of the Owl Mask. Her text titled “The Word of the Bead,” which evokes, in the form of a poetic tale, beading, its symbols and its history through the ages.
(The Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training: The JLD Cultural Center has been approved by MINEFOP for its professional training.
The Institute belongs to a network of French Cultural institutions under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Africa and in the world. The partnership established with the Institute allows the Foundation to receive resident writers at the Villa Boutanga.
(museum, cultural and touristic program): travelers can stop at the Foundation during tours.
An animal study unit has been set up for veterinary students. Many other projects are developed with the University
We have partnered with valuable associations for one-time cultural events:
The work of Ly Dumas was presented in the first issue dedicated to Cameroonian women. The Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation participated in the exhibition held at the MAM Gallery in Douala in October 2015.
As part of its cultural program outside the office the Gacha Cultural Space offers its members guided tours of Little Africa to discover Africa in Paris.
The Foundation participated in successive editions of this festival, which presents African culture in all its forms (crafts, design, literature, cuisine…)
Located in Paris, France, the museum redesigned the audioguide in 2011, and the commentary on the beaded statue embodying Queen Bansoa. The shop of the Quai Branly Museum has also been distributing creations from the Foundations workshops since 2017. The president of the Foundation is also a Board Member of the Society of the Friends of the Quai Branly Museum.