Future Projects

 

Among the sites we visited in our exploration tour, we shortlisted the sites which are difficult to access and are lacking basic necessities such as water and electricity.

 
 
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Marssassoum, Senegal

LOCATION: MARSSASSOUM, SENEGAL
REQUIRED: SIX CLASSROOMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (6 to 12 Years Old)
AVAILABLE MATERIAL: CLAY, BAMBOO

Marssassoum is a city located in Casamance, 60 km from Ziginchor.  It is very humid and it rains for 4 months of the year. Marssassoum has a population of 13,000. Access to Marssassoum is extremely limited. There are 4 primary schools and 3 secondary schools.

We will focus on one of the secondary school of Marssassoum, where four out of its six classes are temporary structures, made of bamboo walls and zinc roof. They are not resistant to water nor wind and are usually destroyed after a year, if not eaten before by an invasion of mites. As soon as the rainy season starts, students stop attending school and their education ceases. The school receives in total 182 students. The number of students in classrooms rises to 80. There is a well at the back of the school, a source of water for the future construction of toilets and a canteen.

 
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Ethiolo, Senegal

LOCATION: ETHIOLO, SENEGAL
REQUIRED: SIX CLASSROOMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (6 to 12 Years Old)
AVAILABLE MATERIAL: CLAY, BAMBOO

Ethiolo is located in the West of Senegal, 80km from Kedougou, where the climate is extremely humid. The village of Ethiolo borders 15 other villages. None of them have access to electricity and all share one primary and one secondary school. Students walk 6km, 4 times daily, to get to school.

We will focus on developing the secondary school. The school has 6 classrooms, 3 are permanent structures built in blockwork from cement (funded by an NGO) and 3 temporary classrooms made of wooden structures, bamboo walls and zinc roofs. Each class has an average of 40 students.