Construction and equipment of the secondary school of Médina Chérif

Country: 
Senegal
Region: 
Kolda, Casmance, Rural Community of Médina Chérif
Project Duration: 
01/08/2014 to 30/06/2016
Status: 
Ongoing
Donor(s): 
ZF Friedrichshafen (Germany); Foundation UNESCO - Education for Children in Need
Project Description: 

The Médina Chérif Collège d’Enseignement Moyen (CEM), a school for children between 11 and 15 years of age, currently consists only of several shelter-like unwalled buildings, lacking necessary access to clean water, toilets or an administrative school block.
Since the quality of education cannot be guaranteed under these circumstances, the Foundation UNESCO - Education for Children in Need and its partner ‘ZF hilft’ agreed to support a HOPE’87 project for further development of the secondary school in Médina Chérif, including restoration and construction works as well as activities promoting middle school education. Through the construction of several school buildings, the equipment of classrooms, the installation of sanitary units, provision of safe drinking water as well as organising a training scheme for teachers, the learning environment of 560 school children as well as the working conditions of the pedagogical staff improved considerably.