Jeannette graduated from an all girls’ school in Dakar supported by the Good Factory over two years ago. Despite the many career opportunities open to her, she decided to stay with us. “I can’t imagine working anywhere else. At last, I can pay back for all the good things I have received and use the skills I have acquired here to support the place that has given me everything,” Jeannette says with emotion.
There have been big changes in Jeannette’s life since graduating. She started a family and three months ago became a happy mum to little Eva. She and her husband rented a flat in Dakar so that Jeannette and her daughter could commute to school early every morning. “The difficult daily commute is compensated for by the joy of working on my culinary projects,” Jeannette says with a smile.
Every day at the crack of dawn, Jeannette and her school friend Emily arrive at the Foyer to stock the shop with the ingredients they need to prepare delicious meals. – From day one, our sandwich, snack and fragrant coffee shop has been popular. But ever since Jeannette introduced her own ‘meal of the day’ of seafood, meat and vegetables served with rice to the menu, the shop has never been empty,” says a proud Sister Eva, the Foyer manager.
Poverty, the lack of hope for an education and later for a dignified and normal life – all this remains only a vague memory for Jeannette today. Thanks to you! It was your support that gave Jeannette everything she needed to change her social status, fulfil her dreams of having a family and confidently set out to live an independent life.
The school in Dakar is not only about vocational courses or learning about business, it is above all a school of life, thanks to which our students learn that no matter how poor their backgrounds are, they are worthy of a good education and a decent job.
Treat more girls to a spark that will ignite their ambition and help them achieve independence. Fund a day of education at the school in Dakar! You can find the link to give your support in the comments below this post.