Development Project

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.

Monitoring of the operation of the HOPE'87/FAI health clinic in Médina Chérif and construction of a maternity ward

In order to reduce child mortality and to improve the health of pregnant women and young mothers a maternity post was built and equipped in the rural community of Médina Chérif (Moyenne Casamance) to further enhance the medical services rendered by the already existing health centre. This medical infrastructure comprises a maternity ward, an observation room, an examination room, an office for the midwife and a waiting area.

Mobile School, Chittagong

With donations from the readers of the German newspaper “Recklinghäuser Zeitung” during the newspaper’s Christmas campaign, HOPE’87 was able to organize a “Mobile School” for underpriviledged children in Bangladesh. This exceptional school is located in a bus equipped with school benches and a black board, offering space for 40 pupils. The bus moves around between seven places in Chittagong City between 7:30am and 9pm every day except Fridays to pick up students for a few hours of  primary education classes.

Children & sports programme

Project Description

Playing and sports facilities are rare in Bangladesh where rapid urbanization and overpopulation result in a constant lack of space, especially in the big cities. Those schools that have sport grounds most often lack the necessary equipment. Furthermore, the fact that hardly any urban children know how to swim in a country as full with rivers as Bangladesh leads to an increased death toll among children due to drowning.

We want health!

Project Description

The overall objective of this initiative was to provide easy access to medical facilities to the members of the Toba Tribe, especially children, as well as to vulnerable families living in Cerrito, Paraguay. The aim of this project was to raise awareness and distribute information within the community regarding the vital importance of regular health checks and health care issues.