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Education and Healthcare for Children, Support to the Cooperative of Mothers, Building Public Schools in Senegal


Titre : Cooperative of Mothers, Building Public Schools in Senegal

Pays : SENEGAL, City of Mbour, Region of Thiés

Numéro projet : 2015-017

Durée : Project start date : July 2015 - Project end date : May 2018

Education in Senegal is a priority issue. The government, to respond to the increasing demand, forms and provides teachers but cannot finance the school buildings at an equal rate, nor finance current school expenditures, medical care and maintenance of the existing buildings. The classes are usually held in dangerous straw shelters or in the scarce existing classrooms when vacant.

This project consists of the following activities : _1. Construction of classrooms in three existing schools. In the year 2015 3 first classrooms of a new Elementary school will be built in the site of the campus of the kindergarten, to open in October 2015. The remaining 3 classrooms will be ready in October 2016. Moreover, to enlarge the kindergarten capacities, we plan to build 3 more classrooms, one each year, in the years 2015-2017 thanks to NPF. During the years 2015-2017, 2 more classrooms, the administration building and the wall should be built in the Middle School, and 16 classrooms in the High School. Applications to several possible sponsors have already been made for these two schools.
2. Support to the School Natangué. The financial support will be used for the needs of the 200 children of the kindergarten : a daily meal, 4 extra teachers besides of the 4 paid by the government, books, stationeries, uniforms, medical care for all 600 children of Natangué School.
3. Further development of the Cooperative. FAI in SENEGAL, thanks to a three years grant from the Regione Lazio, has been able to finance the establishment of the Mothers’ Cooperative, whose commercial and agricultural activities, with a turnover of 40.000 euros a year, continue to create new jobs. In order to increase its revenues and to be able to support the Natangué School in the future, more investments are needed in both the agricultural and commercial activities and in the microcredits funds. The agricultural activity urgently needs a pick-up to replace a very old car too costly in gasoline and repair. The Cooperative land is located next to the small village of Gandiol. We have built a well for the women of this village. We plan to realize a pilot project of reforestation to grow burning wood for domestic needs of women of the cooperative and those of the villagers. Finally, since the most profitable investment is rooms to rent, it is planned to add 5 more rooms to the 4 ones built in 2012.

Bénéficiaire (s) : Fondare l’Avvenire dell’Infanzia in Senegal Onlus

Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation

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