The Médina Chérif Collège d’Enseignement Moyen, a school for children between 11 and 15 years of age, previously consisted only of several shelter-like unwalled buildings, lacking necessary access to clean water, toilets or an administrative school block. Since the quality of education could not 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.

Project Type

Development Project, Education

Project Duration

01/08/2014 to 30/06/2016






Kolda, Casmance, Rural Community of Médina Chérif


ZF Friedrichshafen (Germany), Foundation UNESCO – Education for Children in Need