Building children school at Sinthiou Garba
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Background

Péllital Sinthiou Garba is a registered non-government entity, which aim is to develop the Village of Sinthiou Garba, located at 500 km away from Dakar, the capital of Senegal, in terms of Health, Drinkable water, Facilities, Sports and Education. There is great need in this village in all of these aspects.

Motivations

Because of the lack of resources of our government to support education, the locals of Sinthiou Garba, are fighting daily to overcome difficulties related to health care, drinkable water and particularly to provide a worthy education to our children. Unfortunately, our school, which was built for the education of primary and secondary students, is in a dilapidated and worrying situation for the safety of children and teachers.

Seeing the state of buildings, the broken chairs, the insecurity related to a possible collapse of the buildings sooner or later break my heart (please see pictures below). As Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the world”. We deeply believe that we can all make a difference by changing the life of a child and by giving him an opportunity to study in dignity. Everyone deserves a quality education and child will help now other people who are in the need. Furthermore, this project is important to us because this is the school where we studied as children .

To address this difficult and dangerous situation, the objectives of Péllital Sinthiou Garba are to build 3 classrooms and 1 administrative block for teacher and staff. The estimated cost of our project is 48,009,160 FCFA (73,296 Euro). A Non-Governmental Organization in France, named PAISD (Programme d’appui aux initiatives de solidarité pour le développement) has agreed to finance about 75%. We have to find the remaining 25% of the final sum - about 12,002,290 FCFA (19,000 euro). For details about the estimate please the first picture below.

Project goals

Our goal for the project is to raise the remaining 19,000 euro for building this children school with 3 classrooms and 1 administrative bloc at the village of Sinthiou Garba in Senegal.

We initiate "BALLU-NDIRAL" (mutual aid) which aims to collect the missing 19,000 euro for building the school and therefore facilitating access to education and knowledge for all children of Sinthiou Garba. Our ambition is to collect these missing funds in collaboration with the associative system and private companies in order to reach the goal of getting the school built, therefore offering a place worthy for the education of these children. The impact of BALLU-NDIRAL will be felt in the short, medium, and long term.

Budget:

The project requires the support of your generous benefactors in order to move forward. The table below outlines the costs associated with the project:

Fig. 1: project budget in Senegalese currency FCFA. Fig. 1: project budget in Senegalese currency FCFA.

Fig. 2: Plans of the 3 classrooms (a, b) and administrative block (c, d).

Fig. 2 : Plans of the 3 classrooms (upper left, lower left) and administrative block (upper right, lower right).

 

Conclusions

We believe this Project is a worthy cause that will do a great deal of good for many kids in the Village by giving them a decent education in a safe school house as well as a hope for the future and inspire them towards the betterment of their community . We’re excited to partner with you to make this project a reality, leading to substantial benefits in the short, medium, and long term.
Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss this project further, please reach out to us via email:
ballundiral.sinthiou.garba@gmail.com.

 

Current state of the classrooms where students are having class.

Current state of the classrooms where students are having class.

 

 

 

Current state of most of the inside classrooms, broken chairs and earthen.

Current state of most of the inside classrooms, broken chairs and earthen.

 

 

An example of how students and teachers managed to seal cracked walls.

An example of how students and teachers managed to seal cracked walls.

 

 

Current state of most of the classrooms, cracked wall.

Current state of most of the classrooms, cracked wall.

 

 

 

 

TEAM members:

 

Team picture from left to right (MD, DF, DL, BD, AN, DD, MB)Team picture from left to right (MD, DF, DL, BD, AN, DD, MB)

 

Mohamadou Diallo: Currently I am working as a postdoctoral researcher at Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany. After my college study in Senegal I moved to France, where I was graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy in atmospheric science from the Laboratoire Meteorologie Dynamique at Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris in 2013. I have always been involved in non-governmental organizations, in particular, for helping young people with learning disabilities at school. For instance, I have been an active volunteer of AFEV Aix-Marseille, which is the first solidarity network of students working in the neighborhoods of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France. It is a national association founded in 1991, based on an observation about inequalities in poor neighborhoods and a conviction that the young should engage to make a difference. My moto is we can all aspire to change by making a difference into one child’s life in a daily basis.

 

Demba Fall : I am a Lead Mechanical Engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH, Paris. Originally from Sinthiou Garba (Senegal), I graduated with a Mechanical Engineering diploma at CESi High school in Paris. However, I have been in primary and secondary in school in my Village Sinthiou Garba, where I have been involved in social development and support in science education. Since 2018, I have been President of the Pellital France, which aims to push forward the development of Sinthiou Garba in terms of Health and Facilities.

 

Daouda Lo: I am currently living in Germany where I work in a specialized logistics and transport company. A fter my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Econometrics, and Statistics and a level 1 of Master’s degree in Senegal in Analysis and Economic Policy, I pursue a level 2 of Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics and Transport Management in France where I was engaged in a Student Aid Association which help students with social difficulty. Currently, I am a member of a refugee aid association in Munich. I like to commit myself to causes that improve the well-being of those who need it.

 

Bocar Diallo: I graduated with a doctorate in Business Criminal Law from the University of Strasbourg, France. Currently, I am responsible in a financial institution in Paris. I am an active member in student associations (UNEF: National Union of French Students). I am also very involved in the associative life of the deprived districts of the city of Strasbourg. During 5 years, in collaboration with two specialized educators, I have supervised a group of young people in difficulty in order to facilitate their social and professional integration. From this follow up emerged the idea of leading a humanitarian mission to Senegal. Funds were collected from residents and European deputies from Strasbourg. With this fund, we provided school equipment to the three primary schools in the village.

 

Alhousseyni Ndiaye: I am a student in Master 2 of P hysics and M aterials E ngineer at the Galilee Institute of the University Paris 13, Farnce. I am the S ecretary G eneral of the association Pellital Sinthiou Garba in France working for the development our village of Sinthiou Garba. I have been very involved in different project that our association accomplished, for instance organizing summer teaching for the students and making sure that the drilling of drinking water is working properly.

 

Demba Diop: I have always lived in S inthiou G arba. Currently as a teacher of physical education and sports at the school there , I have always been very engaged in the field of education of children and outreach. As President of the association of parents of students of the school of Sinthiou Garba, I council parents to discuss the future of children, their difficulties and also the smooth running of the school. As President of the Pellital Youth Commission, I promote education to young people. My greatest desire is to be a messenger of hope to the youth through this associative initiative.

 

Mohamet Basse: After obtaining my Brevet de Technicien Supérieur in Computer Science and Networks at the Center of Professional and Technical Training Senegal/Japan (CFPT), I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Networks at the Higher Education Institution (ICOGES) in Paris, France . I have always been committed to my level to help young people like me who arrive in Dakar from the Village of Sinthiou Garba in their administrative steps and settle down in university life in Dakar. Therefore, I lead our association of young people of Sinthiou Garba in Dakar (AMEERSIG).

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