A home for the children of Ouakam - Keur Joyce Giraud Kindergarten (Phase II)

The Keur Joyce Giraud kindergarten is located in a poor area of Ouakam, a district in the capital of Dakar that has been renovated and equipped in previous years with financial support of the YOU Foundation - Education for Children in Need. The new phase involved the construction and equipment of two classrooms on a new second floor that was to be added to the existing infrastructure.

The kindergarten was inaugurated with its extension in November 2016 in presence of UNESCO Special Ambassador, Dr Ute Ohoven. 100 children from marginalised families can now enjoy a child-friendly environment and professional pedagogic education that provides 4 classrooms for the “small section” (3 to 4 years), two for the “medium sections” (4 to 5 years) and for one “big section” (4 to 5 years).

According to the regulations of the Early Childhood Directorate, the nursery school should not exceed 25 children per classroom. The kindergarten Keur Joyce, which has become very popular, does not stop receiving children. However, during this current school year (2016-2017) requests for about 30 pupils had to be rejected due to lack of space.

The recent extension work at the Keur Joyce nursery school in Ouakam was financed by Ms Joyce Giraud through the YOU Foundation- Education for Children in Need.