To give people equal chances
We provide support for the vocational school for girls in Dakar, Foyer s. Maria Goretti, ran by Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. What we want to do here is exactly the same thing that we do in all our institutions, according to the mission of the Good Factory: to give people equal chances. We want to make sure that EVERYONE we meet has the same chances that we would like for ourselves, for our loved ones and friends
How the school for girls works
The school offers a two year curriculum for 56 girls aged 17 to 23. They are inhabitants of nearby villages, poor districts of Dakar, daughters of economic migrants from Guinea-Bissau. Learning with the sisters is a great chance for them.
A diploma from Foyer is a ticket to having a job. It is a chance to escape poverty, further emigration (also to Europe), a chance for stability necessary to establish a family.
This is how the system works: for one week, the girls participate in courses including child care, economy, cooking, household work, savoir-vivre etc. For the second week, they work at a nearby crèche, which is also managed by the Franciscan sisters.