The « Baraka City », a bright and promising future for the people of Baraka …

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.

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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 !

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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 …

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The small children of Ndeye Awa Bakhoum who are already in Baraka kindergarten will also have a playground where they can flourish …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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LA YOU FONDATION FAIT LE SUIVI DU PROJET « CITE BARAKA »

Après la mission de suivi des représentants de CasaOrascom de Monsieur Samih Sawaris en Septembre 2018, c’est au tour de la YOU Fondation- Education pour Enfants en Détresse (Allemagne) de venir suivre l’évolution des travaux du projet « Cité Baraka ».

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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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LE RELOGEMENT DES 26 FAMILLES IMPACTEES PAR LA CONSTRUCTION DES IMMEUBLES A DEMARRE A BARAKA

Le relogement des 26 familles impactées par le projet « Cité Baraka » a démarré depuis le 28 Juin 2018.
Ces familles ont rejoint les baraques construites par les artisans de Baraka permettant à ces familles de rester sur place à Baraka selon les vœux de Madame Ambassadeur Ohoven, leur « Maman Blonde ».
Les artisans de Baraka, surtout les menuisiers et les maçons, se sont donnés à fond pour la réalisation rapide de ces baraques.lounge

Ce projet « Cité Baraka » qui est fortement soutenu par l’état du Sénégal à travers le Ministère du Renouveau Urbain de l’Habitat et du Cadre de Vie reçoit la visite hebdomadaire de Madame Soumaré, Présidente du Comité de Pilotage.
En effet après le relogement des familles impactées par la construction des immeubles, Madame Soumaré a visité le site pour vérifier leurs conditions de vie dans ces nouvelles baraques qui ne sont que temporaires.rps20180718_204628

Le déplacement des populations va permettre à l’entreprise IC SUARL de pouvoir poursuivre convenablement ses travaux de construction et d’élargir leur périmètre de sécurité. Désormais l’espace de la zone Nord et Sud du chantier est complètement libéré pour faciliter la construction des six premiers immeubles.rps20180718_204824

En dehors de l’Etat du Sénégal, le projet « Cité Baraka » est aussi suivi par le partenaire Casa Orascom. Le 24 Juin 2018 Monsieur Stefan Zingerle et Alex Calderoni ont effectué une visite du chantier et du site de relogement des familles impactées.rps20180718_204508

Après une visite du site de relogement, les partenaires ont décidéd’élargir le site en déplaçant les ménages de la zone Est et Ouest du chantier.rps20180718_204535

Les artisans surtout les menuisiers et les maçons sont à pieds d’œuvre pour la phase II de la construction des baraques…
Quelques photos de la visite à Baraka du partenaire Casa Orascom avec M Zingerle et M Calderoni accompagné par M Boubacar Mané, représentant de HOPE’87-Sénégal, partenaire local de la YOU Fondation- Education pour Enfants en Détresse (Allemagne)

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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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