The Diogane school rehabilitation project

This socio-educational project strongly appealed to us and triggered us into action:
The village of Diogane has a population of 1,200. It is located in the Sine Saloum Islands, more than 5 hours’ sailing away from the first viable road. It is therefore very remote and needs help to develop.

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The Sambou Yandé SARR School in Diogane has 6 classrooms for 215 pupils. One of these classrooms was nicknamed “classe en paille” (the straw classroom) because it was made of branches. Security is therefore an everyday issue for both pupils and teachers (the logs supporting the rooftop have been assembled more or less reliably as shown by the picture)

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Furthermore, in 2013, the school lost its canteen, which was supplied by the World Food Program, because it had no facility to store the food.

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Therefore, the project aims, with the help of local craftsmen and partners, at:

– building a new hard wall classroom to provide pupils and teachers with better work and security conditions.

– rehabilitating old facilities, and turning them into a multi-purpose hall (shop, meeting place, library and computer room). Enhancing work conditions should encourage teachers to stay and enable to store food in better hygiene conditions, thus recovering food supplies from the WFP.

– set up autonomous electrical power.

Budget : 29,000€ (see detailed budget)

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Obviously, the 6 of us are not going to lay all the stones to build the school within a single month! That will be up to the local workforce.

Our part will first be to help raising funds for the project, relying on our network (which means you!) and our imagination in order to try and collect the 29,000 euros we will need to bring it about. Please help!

Click here to make a donation: HelloAsso

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During our stopover in Diogane, we will follow the progress of the rehabilitation works and try to outline local needs – and we will lend a hand, as well. We also plan to take the teachers to Dakar by boat and buy school supplies for the children.
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