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€2,975 raised
100% of €2,975 budget

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Anyone can become disabled. Let's work together to improve the chances and possibilities for disabled people. Our goal is to create a centre for disabled people. In this centre there will be a restaurant, a barbershop a craft atelier and a tailor atelier where disabled people will work. We have already built the centre so we are now going to focus on raising money to buy material and equipment for the ateliers.

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Entrepreneurship

Goal

The aim of this project is to set up a centre where disabled people can learn and carry out a profession so they can earn money and become less isolated.

Project blog

The center for disabled people has got a new project leader, Ibrahima Dione and they are working very hard. At the beginning of September they have renewed the board of the association. This wind of change has brought them new inspiration for the project. Moreover in each quarter of the village meetings will be organised to attract new disabled people to the center for work and education "Mbokatoor".

The picture shows the meeting where the board of the association has been renewed.

I just came back from 4,5 months Senegal. The project is going well, there are many ateliers and the board of the association of disabled people has just been renewed. Also, I brought some products made by the disabled people to Holland and last Saturday we sold the products at the Kleurrijk Wijk festival. We also made pictures of children with a big toy tiger. It costed one euro and this money is also for the center of disabled people.

We are entering a new phase of the project, in the second year of the existence of the center for disabled people. Soon the funding from the Dutch embassy and Wilde Ganzen will be finished and then the center has to be self-sufficient.

It especially works well to sell marmelade from the center to tourists. They really like to taste locally made marmelade.

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Anyone can become disabled. Let's work together to improve the chances and possibilities for disabled people. Our goal is to create a centre for disabled people. In this centre there will be a restaurant, a barbershop a craft atelier and a tailor atelier where disabled people will work. We have already built the centre so we are now going to focus on raising money to buy material and equipment for the ateliers.

Focus themes

Entrepreneurship

Problem statement

Diofior is a village of 18,000 inhabitants, just over a 4 hour drive from the south of Dakar. The village has an association with 150 disabled members. In this institution many people have difficulty walking, are paralyzed, blind, deaf or even have epilepsy. Disabled people in Diofior often live in isolation, they have never gone to school, they have no work and they hardly leave their houses. They feel ashamed to show themselves on the streets, because there is little respect for the disabled among their fellow villagers. As a result they are often bullied.

Goal

The aim of this project is to set up a centre where disabled people can learn and carry out a profession so they can earn money and become less isolated.

Main activities

Our main activities are: 1) Buying material (for example sewing machines for the craft atelier); and 2) The official opening of the centre and the beginning of the first courses.

External risks

There are two potential risks: 1) There is a chance that not enough income will be generated by selling the products and services. If there is not enough income it will be difficult to pay for the costs of the centre and the salaries. However, we have done research and the results show there is a big demand for the products and services that the centre will offer. 2) The second risk is that the disabled people are not well informed about this project or are not motivated to participate. In order to avoid this we have organized several large information campaigns to involve the village, with a special focus on the disable people.

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  • Andries van der Meer

    Create a better future / world for the the children in Gunjur village in The Gambia!

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  • Femke Hulsenbek

    Every step you take creates change. So why not for a better world? Do good, feel good!

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  • sander van ginkel

    IF everybody donates something small, together we can build something big!

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  • Roderik de Langen

    The dude abides...

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  • Eko Hermono

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  • Randy Adiwiguna

    I am intern at Pifworld. I believe that changing the world is a process, which takes one step at a time. It first takes finding the motive to do good, and take the next step, however small it is. Because however small the step we take, it will cause ripple which will initiate another ripple, and so on. That way, having a pond full of ripple is not an impossible dream. When I first joined Pifworld, I am intrigued by the concept which is similar to my beliefs. To find that will to do good inside us, and channeling that will to the people around us. Connecting, and building a chain of people who are bond by the same belief. Of course it didn't have to be Pifworld, but I believe that someday an ideology would rise and realize this dream. Bearing that in mind, I set my foot on Pifworld with the hope that someday that dream can be realized, and Pifworld could be it. I want to be a part of it. Everyone, we can do it !

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Supporters

  • Andries van der Meer

    Create a better future / world for the the children in Gunjur village in The Gambia!

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  • Harmen van Doorn

    Let's go against Ebola! Although the time that I thought Micheal Jackson was pretty cool is two decades ago, I must admit that he isn't so Bad at all. He didn't frighten me with his Triller album, the real frightning stuff came later on, as we all know. But it is exactly the period between the mentioned albums that he hit the charts with 'Heal the world, '. This was 100% corny stuff, but the message was clear: make it a better place! So, tho come back on this motivation issue, let's follow this Wizzard of Oss and make the world a better place. With Pifworld it is so easy! Good luck with Playing it Forward!

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  • Esther Langen

    Since 2006 I have my own company Multi-Pass, and since 2007 there's also Multi-Pass Foundation with a board of volunteers. I think PIF-World is a very good initiative and I hope it will become a dynamic virtual community. There are about 10 volunteers active in Multi-Pass, and two fieldworkers in Senegal.

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  • jon klouman

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  • Marissa Coe

    I play it forward because it's an easy and fun way to make a positive change. You can find all the information you want and 100% of your donation goes to the project of your choice. So, spread the world and play it forward! Be the difference you want to see.

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28.10.2010
Esther Langen supported Centre for disabled with €1900
28.10.2010
26.10.2010

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