This job training project for the Baraka craftsmen and craftswomen was initiated by United Teams, the strategic alliance of the YOU Foundation and HOPE’87, and is financed by the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The project, which is implemented within the framework of the construction of the new Cité Baraka, aims to strengthen the beneficiaries regarding the creation of income generating activities and to contribute to an improved employability and higher quality of production and services as part of economic value creation in Baraka. The project’s objective is to offer artisans in Baraka opportunities for new entrepreneurial activities through specific training and by improving their capacities regarding production, quality control, the establishment of reserve funds, access to banks and credits, professional marketing and commercialisation, acquisition of new information and communication technologies as well as management and marketing.

At the end of the training, these craftsmen and craftswomen will get training certificates, which will facilitate their integration into the labour market. They will henceforth be considered master craftsmen instead of unskilled labourers. Hairdressers and laundry women, who have already completed their training, are installed in the new Cité Baraka in basement G, rehabilitated by the YOU Foundation – Education for Children in Need and its partners. Over time, more courses, such as for mechanics, masons, electricians, for processing of local fruits and products, for fishmongers and many others, will follow.

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Project Duration

01/02/2020 to 31/01/2023






Baraka, Liberté VI, Dakar


United Teams – the strategic alliance of the YOU Foundation, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), HOPE'87