Development Project

Improving the education of children and girls in particular (Dakar Banlieue IV/Phase 1)

In the course of the project Dakar Suburb IV, financed by UNESCO Paris, which focused on education and income generating activities in the Dakar suburbs, a school and a day nursery was built and equipped in Baraka, a play ground for small children was established at the Grand Yoff II school and a public kindergarten at Parcelles Assainies was provides with sanitary facilities.

Intensification of rice production in the rural communities of Mampatim and Dialambéré

Within its advocacy work, HOPE’87-Senegal established a working contact between its long term local partner in the Moyenne Casamance, UGCIVD (General Union of Inter-Village Development), with the USAID programme “Economic Growth”. This programme strives to accelerate the economic growth of Senegal and to increase trade and competitiveness, by providing technical expertise and assistance aimed at private enterprise development. Amongst others, the focus is on the improvement of the commercialisation of traditional agricultural products.

PRODEL/Kissal-Patim-Korassé: Local development programme for rural communities in Mampatim and Médina Chérif

 This project is part of HOPE’87 longterm strategy in this area, which started in 1992 with smaller village rehabilitation projects and has developped to a holistic approach comprising agriculutral as well as non-agriculutral income creation, environment and the consolidation of local structures. 

Generation of sources of income for women and young people in Dakar's suburbs (Dakar Banlieue III/Phase 2)

The Dakar Suburb III project was terminated at the end of 2009, with activities aiming at the intensification of micro-financing and income generating activities for young people and especially women in Baraka, a slum dwelling in Dakar. About 500 inhabitants benefitted from micro-credits and training opportunities, enabling them to open their small businesses such as market stalls, street hawkers or hair dressers.

Integrated project to fight poverty in the suburbs of Dakar

HOPE'87 has successfully completed phase one of its project to reduce poverty in Dakar through education. The completion of this phase saw the construction and rehabilitation of classrooms in a public school in Parcelles Assainies Unité 10 Dakar. The second phase of the project has started in January 2012 and included the construction of a health centre ("poste de santé") for about 3.500 inhabitants and the enlargement of skills-training facilities for about 300 trainees in the slum of Baraka.

Construction and rehabilitation of a primary school in Baraka/Dakar

Baraka is a poor suburb of Dakar located between Sicaps Liberté 6, Sacre Coeur 3 and VDN, and has a population of 1,800 inhabitants. Since 2004, the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need has been a strategic partner of HOPE’87 to improve educational and skills training opportunities in Baraka. In March 2011, UNESCO Special Ambassador Dr Ute Ohoven, President of the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need, was thanked by the Minister of National Education of Senegal for the tireless work for the inhabitants of this slum area.

Enhancing food security by improving rainfed rice cultivation

In Senegal rice is produced mainly in the flood plains of the rivers Senegal, Saloum, and Casamance. In the 70’s international investment enabled the construction of the Manantali dam turning the Senegal River Valley into a prime land for rice cultivation, however at the expense of the environment as well as the health and wellbeing of the local population. In the Casamance (south Senegal), rice is produced mainly by recessional irrigation along the short-lived flood plains.

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