Far from the beautiful villas, all-terrain vehicles and cobblestone streets, is dust, promiscuity and poverty characterizing the Baraka district, which is located in the elegant neighborhoods of Sicap Liberty VI.
A meeting was held between representatives of the ORASCOM group, namely Stefan Zingerle, Alex Calderoni and Julio Sotos, HOPE’87 Country Representative Boubacar Mané, the members of the Baraka Steering Committee (Abdou Seye, Adja Fatou Sy, Ndeye Awa Bakhoum, Abdoul Ba, Amadou Korca Diallo and Yaya Diallo) and the Executive Secretariat of ENDA Tiers Monde in the ENDA office in Dakar. They met during the visit of representatives of ORASCOM to Senegal in March.
As part of the progress of the project to rebuild the district Baraka representatives of the ORASCOM group again visited Baraka on 7th of March 2017. The delegation consisted of Stefan Zingerle, Alex Calderoni, Julio Sotos and Abdou Wahab Kane. This visit follows the one of Mr. Zingerle in January 2017 for the restoration of the technical and administrative reconstruction of Baraka.
The Baraka district, with it´s 2000 inhabitants, only hab one health station set up by ENDA in the year 1996, run by a community health worker. In cause of the sub-project « Health of Baraka, that startet in 2016, we fortunately got a health station with a state nurse.
Entrepreneurship is a key element of job creation for young people. It is an important engine of economic development, which is why the young students in vocational training of Baraka meet every month for job creation entrepreneurship. These young people are very determined and have a lot of ambition to realize their dream.
In the brotherhood of union and development of Baraka, the association e.j.d.b. (agreement of young people for the development of baraka) has organized one cultural week from the 23 at 25 of december 2016. And because a picture is worth mile words, we show you a gallery of photos of times of joy and of communion of all the inhabitants of the city.
On the 26th of November, a meeting was held at the Baraka football field between the representatives of Hope87 Senegal M.MANE, Mr Robert Ottitsch accompanied by Mr SOUDEU sent by Mrs OHOVEN to report on the neighborhood and population.
On the 16th and 17th of November 2016, the population of Baraka was honored to receive Mrs. OHOVEN, her daughter CLAUDIA JERGER and two german doctors accompanied by their HOP87 collaborators.
Baraka recently got a computer training center and multiservice. The whole youth of the neighborhood was very excited about this project that was long awaited. Here are the remarks made by the president of GIE youth Baraka Amadou Korka Diallo.
The long-awaited project of hair stylists Baraka is finally realized. This is a project funded by Mr. Sawiris and « YOU FOUNDATION » to push young people to move forward. After our visit to the salon, here’s the transcript of the interview with the responsible Mame Diarra Faye.