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.