THE FUTURE OF BARAKA CHILDREN …

Far from the beautiful villas, all-terrain vehicles and paved streets, it is the dust, the promiscuity, the poverty which characterizes the Baraka district which is a poor district. This neighborhood is located in Dakar, Senegal in the municipality of Sicap Liberté where the majority of the population is illiterate and with a low rate of schooling of children.
Even though there were children studying outside Baraka, most spent their days dragging and playing in the neighborhood for lack of follow-up. Parents left in the morning around 7 am to go to work or sell in the surrounding markets to put some things on the table for their children.

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THE YOU FOUNDATION MONITORS THE PROJECT « CITE BARAKA »

After the follow-up mission of the representatives of CasaOrascom of Mr. Samih Sawaris in September 2018, it is the turn of the YOU Foundation- Education for Children in Need (Germany) to follow the progress of the project « Cité Baraka ».

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ACTIVITIES OF THE « CITE BARAKA » PROJECT CONTINUE.

The « Cité Baraka » project, whose activities were officially launched in March 2018, continues with the construction of the first six (06) buildings.
The construction of the foundation of five out of six buildings has started and the sixth will be started shortly.

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Casa Orascom representatives Alex Calderoni, Paula Abad and Antonio Galdon paid a follow-up visit to the site on September 11, 2018. This visit was guided by Mr. Boubacar Mané, representative of HOPE’87-Senegal, a local partner of the YOU Foundation – Education for Children in Need (Germany) as well as members of the Baraka Development Committee.
The work began with the relocation of 76 families impacted by 78 by the works. These families are relocated in Baraques built by Baraka artisans with the support and support of Casa Orascom.
These households located to the west, north, east and south of the construction site are installed as follows on the road towards the health hut, in front of the Liberté VI Baraque market and in front of the IT Center.
Secure toilets are also built for these households and connected to the sanitation network of the National Office of Sanitation of Senegal (ONAS).

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These households like Mamadou Diallo and his family live at ease in their new Baraques. Mr. Diallo is very happy because he has two barracks that are each 3m30 / 3m while he occupied before a room of 4m / 3m with his children.

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Mrs. Kady Diallo, a breakfast vendor in the neighborhood, is also very reassured to stay on site to develop her business but to see the progress of the work of the building site and thank you very much « Mama Blonde ».

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Ms. Thilo Ba is a woman who transforms agricultural products and works with her family to prepare Couscous made from millet, from which she received an order.

Some photos of the visit to Baraka of the partner Casa Orascom with Mr. Alex Calderoni, Mrs. Paula Abad and Mr. Antonio Galdon accompanied by Mr. Boubacar Mané, representative of HOPE’87-Senegal, local partner of YOU Foundation- Education for Children in Need ( Germany)

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THE REHOUSING OF THE 26 FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE BUILDING OF BUILDINGS STARTED IN BARAKA.

The rehousing of the 26 families impacted by the project « Cité Baraka » started since June 28, 2018.
These families joined the barracks built by Baraka craftsmen allowing these families to stay in Baraka according to the wishes of Madame Ambassador Ohoven, their « Blonde Mom ».
The Baraka craftsmen, especially the carpenters and masons, gave their all for the rapid realization of these barracks.lounge

This project « Cité Baraka » which is strongly supported by the State of Senegal through the Ministry of Urban Renewal of Habitat and Living Environment receives the weekly visit of Mrs. Soumaré, President of the Steering Committee.
Indeed, after relocation of the families impacted by the construction of the buildings, Ms. Soumaré visited the site to check their living conditions in these new barracks which are only temporary.rps20180718_204628

The displacement of the populations will enable the company IC SUARL to be able to pursue properly its construction work and to widen their perimeter of safety. Now the area of ​​the North and South zone of the site is completely freed to facilitate the construction of the first six buildings.rps20180718_204824

Outside the State of Senegal, the « Cité Baraka » project is also monitored by partner Casa Orascom. On June 24, 2018, Mr. Stefan Zingerle and Alex Calderoni visited the site and the  rehousing site of the affected families.rps20180718_204508

After a visit to the relocation site, the partners decided to expand the site by moving households from the East and West zone of the site.rps20180718_204535

Craftsmen especially carpenters and masons are hard at work for phase II of the construction of barracks …
Some photos of the visit to Baraka of the partner Casa Orascom with Mr. Zingerle and Mr. Calderoni accompanied by Mr. Boubacar Mané, representative of HOPE’87-Senegal, local partner of YOU Foundation- Education for Children in Need (Germany)

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artisans of Baraka prepare the relocation 26 families impacted by the constrction buildings

The relocation of the 26 families impacted by the project « Cité Baraka » had a huge delay and that is why the Baraka development committee in relation with the artisans of Baraka decided to get their hands dirty by proposing to build much cheaper Baraques.
Baraka craftsmen, especially carpenters, masons and electricians are hard at work for the realization of 78 Baraques.rps20180619_212804

This work is also facilitated by the Municipality of Sicap Liberty with the unfailing support of the Mayor Sir Sathie Agne who has the means to clear the occupants of the road and to clear the site which was made of large stones.
As a reminder, the space located on the main road at the entrance to Baraka was chosen to build the first 20 barracks and relocate families located southeast of the site. This will allow the contractor to properly continue building construction.rps20180619_212550

This « Cité Baraka » project is strongly supported by the State of Senegal through the Ministry of Urban Renewal of Housing and Living Environment which has set up a steering committee to facilitate the implementation of the project.rps20180619_212506

It is in this context that the chairman of the said committee, Mrs Soumaré, makes a weekly visit to the site to see the progress of the work.
Baraka artisans will never stop thanking the YOU Foundation for building capacity by empowering them in their fields.
According to them it is this training which motivated their implication in the proposal of the construction of barracks to relocate the 26 affected families.
Below are some photos of the project for the relocation of families impacted by the project:

 

The President of the Steering Committee of the « Cité Baraka » Project is monitoring the construction site

The president of the steering committee of the « Cité Baraka » project Ms. Soumaré paid a visit to the construction site in Baraka on Thursday, May 24, 2018. This visit was facilitated by the team of HOPE’87 Senegal, a local partner of the YOU Foundation in Germany and the Baraka Development Committee.
As a reminder, this steering committee was set up by the Ministry of Urban Renewal of Housing and Living Environment to facilitate the implementation of this project which is very dear to Mrs Ohoven.
Ms. Soumaré discussed with the site manager Talla Diop and the director of operations Mr Kane of the company IC Suarl who specified that the site is in phase of installation with the preliminary orders.rps20180530_101439

This is the sand dune site supply for 20 m3, 3/8 basalt concrete for 20m3, 8/16 basalt concrete for 8m3, cement for 4 tonnes, 8 for 3 iron, 5 tons, iron of 10 for 1.5 tons, iron of 12 for 2 tons and iron of 14 for 0.3 tons.rps20180530_101523

According to Talla Diop site manager, the current job is to dig holes called building footings for a depth of 2m and a width of 1.5m to 2.20m.rps20180530_101510

For each building, only half of the footings were dug.
Workers who are on average 20 people a day are confronted at the moment of the work with the presence of the connecting pipes of the ONAS (National Office of the Sanitation of Senegal). The chair of the steering committee suggested that IC SUARL approach the ONAS to transfer the connecting pipes.rps20180530_101409

After the site visit, the chair of the steering committee held a working session with the team of IC SUARL, the members of the Baraka Development Committee and the HOPE’87 team in Senegal. During this meeting, Mrs. Soumaré informed the company IC SUARL that the work is late and will be late compared to the delivery time if no solution is found.
Site manager Mr. Diop responded by noting that the relocation of affected families had slowed down the work considerably.
This is how the Baraka Development Committee, in connection with the craftsmen of Baraka, decided to get their hands dirty by proposing to build much cheaper Baraques.rps20180530_101425

This initiative is taken on a consensual basis with the 26 affected families so that the work can be done in good conditions.

INFORMATION ON THE « CITE BARAKA » PROJECT

After the ceremony of launch of the works by the Minister of Urban Renewal, Habitat and Living Environment on March 15, 2018 in Baraka, the final adjustments are being made to start the actual construction.
In order to facilitate the movement and supply of the site with sand, cement, iron and other inputs, it is planned to move 26 households to the east and west of the construction site. SOREBA, a construction company is currently studying the case to see how to relocate these displaced populations in relation to the steering committee of the project « Cité Baraka ».

People are in a hurry to see their dreams become a reality.
This is motivated by a fire that ravaged the house of 2 households located in front of the primary school which part of the houses were bamboo.

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These were the houses of Madame Fatou Sy and Fatoumata Sangaré. These two ladies are neighbors and the origin of the fire is unknown because no investigation was conducted.

The fire took place the night of 9 to 10 April 2018 and fortunately no loss in human life but the material damage is enormous.

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All the small household appliances, furniture, beds, kitchen equipment and gas bottles were washed away.
The solidarity of the inhabitants of the neighborhood allowed the two ladies and their children to have clothes to wear as was the case for this lady above.

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