Since the recognition of the primary school of Baraka in 2012, the women who are at the heart of the generative activities there sell fruit juice and sweets. Students are kept in the school yard at recess times and this allows these six women to do their activities in the school at these times.
Depuis la reconnaissance de l’école primaire de Baraka en 2012 les femmes qui sont au cœur des activités génératrices y vendent des jus de fruits et des bonbons.
Les élèves sont maintenus dans la cour de l’école aux heures de récréations et cela permet à ces six femmes d’exercer leurs activités dans l’école à ces heures.
Madame Ambassadeur Ohoven de la YOU Fondation a eu à faire des plaidoyers en Allemagne pour sensibiliser les partenaires et les investisseurs Allemands sur le projet « Cité Baraka », un projet qui lui tenait à cœur depuis les années 2000.
Mrs Ohoven Ambassador of the YOU Foundation had to make pleas in Germany to sensitize the partners and the German investors on the project « City Baraka », a project which had been close to her heart since the years 2000.
Les activités du projet « Cité Baraka » avaient démarré officiellement en Mars 2018 par la construction des six premiers immeubles. Ce projet tant chanté par la YOU Fondation est soutenu par le partenaire technique et financier de la YOU Fondation, Monsieur Samih Sawiris, Directeur Général du groupe CasaOrascom.
The activities of the « Cité Baraka » project officially started in March 2018 with the construction of the first six buildings. This project, both sung by the YOU Foundation, is supported by the technical and financial partner of the YOU Foundation, Mr. Samih Sawiris, General Manager of the CasaOrascom Group. In Senegal the project is supported by the President of the Republic, Macky Sall who personally returned to Baraka on April 27, 2017 to launch the project « Cité Baraka ».
The Minister of Urban Renewal and Living Environment Senegal is responsible for monitoring this project.
After nine months of activities, the buildings took shape and a control apartment at the J building was finalized and visited by the Prime Minister of Senegal on January 23, 2019. The apartment was a F4 on the ground floor consisting of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a toilet and a balcony. What a beauty !
Mrs. Ndeye Awa Bakhoum, mother of 8 children, is a beneficiary of an apartment type F3. She is a restaurateur in Baraka and is satisfied with the work because she had to visit the show apartment. According to her, there are only a few months left for her to find herself in her new apartment with her children. In this case it will have nothing to envy to other women from surrounding neighborhoods …
The small children of Ndeye Awa Bakhoum who are already in Baraka kindergarten will also have a playground where they can flourish …
Maimouna Sangaré who was the victim of a fire in August 2018 where she lost a good part of her clothes and materials is very enthusiastic about the project « Cité Baraka » whose work is in progress. She will benefit from a hard flat type F2 and think that there will be a fire hydrant in the new city …
Gassimou Diallo wood carpenter in Baraka, is also a beneficiary of an apartment type F3. Since the signing of the contract Gassimou is working hard to prepare his new life in the apartments. With the capacity building of the Baraka craftsmen he benefited from, Gassimou and his team had to participate in the project of relocation of the populations impacted by the construction works by the establishment of barracks.
Fatoumata Binta Ba, 6 years old, is the granddaughter of Mamadou Alpha Ba who is also the beneficiary of an F4-type apartment. Fatoumata proudly says she is very happy with these constructions and would like to be like Mrs. Ohoven to help vulnerable populations …
Mariama Ciré Diallo, 5 years old, whose father is the beneficiary of an apartment type F3. With the improvement of their living conditions, Mariama would like to study to help her mother and father one day …
With the project « Cité Baraka », the children express their ambition to study well to one day make money for their parents who sacrificed themselves in precariousness to ensure their education with the help and support of Mrs. Ohoven, their » Blonde Mama « of the YOU Foundation.
According to them, there will be no more shacks and huts and their friends will not make fun of them anymore. Now they will live in well-appointed buildings with play areas and clean common areas.
Thank you Mrs Ohoven, Thank you Mama Blonde …
YOU-Foundation has been working in the Liberté VI Baraque district since 1996 with the aim of improving the living conditions of these populations and restoring their human dignity.