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)


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 consequences of the rainy season and floods in Baraka

As the saying goes « one´s happiness is the misfortune of others ». During the rainy season this maxim came true. When peasants and farmers are waiting for the first rain in suspense during wintertime, others are concerned. At the start of the rainy season, the urban Dakar capital was sleeping with half-closed eyes in certain flood zones. This was also the case for the inhabitants of Baraka. In this article, we will make a rudimentary description of the problems faced by the inhabitants of the city during the rainy season.

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