DIGI 4 Baraka

Project Type: 
Country: 
Senegal
Region: 
Baraka, Liberté VI, Dakar
Status: 
Ongoing
Donor(s): 
YOU Foundation - Education for Children in Need, BVMW Germany, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

The DIGI 4 Baraka project, which is a continuation and extension of the Baraka IT Centre, is supported by the YOU Foundation – Education for Children in Need through its partner, the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW Germany). This project is currently implemented in the Liberté VI Baraka district in the commune of Sicap Liberté in the department of Dakar in Senegal.

The project aims at alleviating the difficulties of the population, in particular of the young people, by proposing multiple services for educational purposes to the population of Baraka and its surroundings. Hereby, craftsmen can partake in various services ranging from cyber cafés, document binding, scanning, computer training and local money transfer activities as well as computer courses and screen printing. The project also aims to ensure that the entire population of Baraka, especially the young and therefore the main target group of this project, can easily access the DIGI computer centre at a lower cost and in an enchanting setting. It is also a question of providing these young people with simple and understandable modules at their levels and ensuring good and fast service.

The IT centre is now being moved to the new Cité Baraka in the basement of building I, rehabilitated by the YOU Foundation and its partners. At the same time, the IT Centre will be a training centre for Baraka craftsmen in IT and a cyber café / multi-service after school hours.