Let us not forget about this unique place in Senegal

Senegal

A country in western Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. It became independent of France on the 4th of April 1960. It is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. Nevertheless, it remains among the countries with the lowest level of social development. Almost a half of the country’s area is occupied by farming land, but farming is becoming increasingly difficult due to frequent climate shocks. The highest temperature of 48.8 °C has been recorded in Matam.

Overview:
  • 38% of the society lives below the threshold of poverty, that is, for less than 1.90 USD per day
  • the employment rate in Senegal is 50.6%
  • 44% of the working population is engaged in farming
  • only 13.9% of the population aged 25 or more has any post-elementary education
  • the literacy index among the youth aged 15 to 24 is 69.8%
We pay for education of

56 girls

at the vocational school in Dakar

100%

of our graduates work in their profession

14.06.2021

It was also a difficult year for the female students of our school in Dakar, which was constantly closing and reopening due to the pandemic. During the lockdown, the girls stayed in the school and looked after the young children in the neighbouring crèche, also run by the Franciscan Sisters. However, their enthusiasm for work in the kitchen and the newly built sewing workshop was dampened by the lack of teachers and courses.

Fortunately, even West Africa is recovering from this crazy year. At the school, courses have already started in full swing and the students just had the opportunity to show off their crafts and culinary skills at an open day!

Over the past two years, everything has changed here at the school in Dakar. This was made possible by funding from the “Polish Development Assistance 2019″ contest, organised by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, thanks to which the Good Factory has rebuilt and modernised the facility.

The school’s workshops, fully outfitted with modern equipment, the wooden tailor’s hut (which, by the way, we sent from Poland to Senegal in a container) and the newly built boutique show us just how worth it the effort has been. Bags, dresses and aprons made of original batik, delicious preserves, baked goods and smiling young women who spread their wings in this place spoke for themselves during the open days. This is a school where the impossible has become possible!

Thanks to you, we can experience such moments! Every month, you give 56 girls from the poorest parts of Senegal equal opportunities and make their dreams of education come true. Thank you and we ask you not to forget about this place!!! Sponsor a day of study for the girls.

HELPING THOSE AFFECTED BY WAR

Help Ukraine!

Our shipments reach Lviv, Lutsk, Rivne, Kiev, Slavutych and Mikolayev. We are striving every day to extend the reach of our help. Join us!

read more

We already have :
219,539 EUR
We need:
222,222 EUR
<-- ActiveCampaign Monitor Code -->