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Project Demo Day in Senegal 2023

CorpsAfrica/Senegal and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce

Project Demo Day in Senegal

May 11, 2023

Hotel Ngor Diarama

4:00 PM-7:00 PM GMT

After a rigorous selection process, five CorpsAfrica/Senegal Volunteers pitched projects to donors and invited guests. Project Demo Day is a fundraising initiative that seeks to raise funds for community-led projects identified by host communities.

Below are the selected projects; all projects are available for funding support.

(Please visit our donate page to support a project)

Mini-Borehole Project

Germaine Dione

Balandine, Bignona

Total Cost: $30,111.45

Community Contribution: $3,347.27

The Balandine community faces a few issues with its current water supply: there are some sanitation risks, and they rely on one well to serve their entire community, and women have to travel long distances to fetch water. The borehole project will provide a reliable drinking water source and will have 229 direct beneficiaries. Once completed, it will consist of a mini-borehole that is 35 meters deep and connected to 6 standpipes in the village, one in each neighborhood. The mini-borehole will be installed in the southern part of the village which is not affected by salinity.

Funding Request: $8,083.55

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Classroom Construction

Michael Goudiaby

Kobongoye 2, Fimela, Fatick

Total Cost: $~7,268.87

Community Contribution: $~1,817.22

The population of Kobongoye 2 is growing year after year, yet they only have two classrooms serving the community. Last year, several students did not enroll because of limited space. The construction of a classroom block will allow children to attend school and study in a more conducive learning environment; the project will directly benefit 30 children.

Funding Request: ~$3,459.16

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Fish Feeding and Farming Project

Ousmane Kane

Thionck Essly, Bignona, Ziguinchor

Total Cost: $5,349.33

Community Contribution: $1,359.83

The Thionck Essly community specializes in fish farming. The objective of the project is to increase the production capacity to meet the growing demand for fish and fish feed. It involves the acquisition of a new fish feed manufacturing machine, a dryer, and a millet mill for a production of 2,000 kg per day. In addition to the acquisition of equipment, there is also the reinforcement and training of personnel for better continuous productivity and good management.  The project will create 10 long-term jobs and benefit 430 women and 350 men in the community.

Funding Request: $2,071.13

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

School Feeding Program

Axel Mboko

Ndombo Sandjiry, Dagana, Saint Louis

Total Cost: ~$9,692.13

Community Contribution: ~$2,502.93

The implementation of a school feeding program and the operation of an integrated community school granary will contribute to the improvement of student’s academic performance in Ndombo Sandjiry. The school granary will contribute to the three schools’ food supply and also serve as an income-generating activity. The school will benefit from the sale of granary foods. Once completed, this project will allow children to eat at school and attend classes without having to worry about their next meal.

Funding Request: ~$5,180.83

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Women’s Community House

Adele Daba Ndiaye

Dimboli, Kedougou

Total Cost: $9,740.25

Community Contribution: $2,345.06

To boost women’s economic independence and contribution; the community proposed constructing a building for them. The building will enable the women to meet, exchange ideas, and carry out economic activities. Once completed, the community house will include a production room, a meeting room, a store, and a storage room. The building will be fenced to have a closed space with fruit trees in the courtyard, a micro garden, and an area that can be used to process organic fertilizer. The project will directly impact 115 women and indirectly benefit 769 people.

Funding Request: $5,296.82

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Support rural communities’ development by funding one of the projects above to make them a reality!

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