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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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Focus themes

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

New board and campaign
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.
Festival Kleurrijk Wijk (Colourful Wijk bij Duurstede)
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.

Working hard, making progress
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.

Description

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.

Budget breakdown

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24 supporters
3 fundraisers
€2,975 raised
100% of €2,975 budget

Supported by

Esther Langen supported Centre for disabled with €€€
28.10.2010
Esther Langen supported Centre for disabled with €€€
28.10.2010
26.10.2010
14.08.2010

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