A home for the children of Ouakam, Phase II

Keur Joyce Giraud Kindergarten, Phase II
Project Type: 
Project Duration: 
01/07/2017 to 31/12/2017
YOU Foundation - Education for Children in Need
Project Description: 

The Keur Joyce Giraud kindergarten is located in a poor area of Ouakam, a district of the capital Dakar and was 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 of the existing infrastructure.

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