Projects already achieved during 2009/2010/2011;
Computer shcool. There is a high demand from the local young people to learn
new technologies. That's why we have opened a computer school, also because
we think the use of new technologies will highly improve the chances for young people to find work in the
- Raising awareness campaign. Thanks to Fotofilm Calella we got in touch with Tanios Films from
Barcelona and we have produced a documentary on inmigration and the living
conditions of the senegalese people who live among us in Spain;
this together with other films on environmental issues we have shown them
throughout the region of Casamance. Focusing on the small islands
around Kafountine because is where mainly most of the pirogues heading for Europe
Photovoltaic solar energy. Actually with the suport from the Calella City
Council we have installed a solar photovoltaic system which provides
electricity for the school, therefore we have reduced the energy expenses and
have gained autonomy.
- Recycling waste point. In Kafountine like in the majority of other villages in the region, there is no garbage collection service.
Often the waste ends up in improvised landfills, which during the rainy
season get floaded and become a serious infection focus. Together with
the City Council of Kafountine we are promoting the construction of a
garbage collection center, where we can select and recover
different fractions of waste such as organic matter, plastics,
batteries, etc. In one hand with this center, we aim to improve the
health quality of the village and on the other hand create jobs.October 2011, we
have achieved one part of the project and we are promoting new courses
on recovery and transformation of tins into toys. The rest of the
project will be complet as we raise the necessary funds.
- Mobile School for adults, for
the people living int the Karon islands. As Kafountine is surrounded by
14 islands sparsley populated with a short distance between them and
without regular transport, all that makes it very difficult for ther
inhabitants to come to our center in Kafountine. So therefore we have
spoken with their representatives (Chefs de Village) of 5 islands and
come to the conclusion that the easiest possible way for them to attend
our courses would be to train a local teacher and to buy a small boat
with outboard motor, to enable him to teach one day of the week at
each island. Food and accommodation will be provided by the "Chef de
Village" and our organization will be responsible for his salary, books
and the necessary fuel for the boat journies. At the same time we could
use the trips to transport the used batteries and other polluting
materials to our recycling waste point in Kafountine. We are today
actively looking for sponsorships. October 2011We are jointly working with SIL an ngo that works with ethnolinguistic minority communities www.sil.org
. During the first course SIL will be in charge of the teachers and we
will take care of coordinating the mobility and transport.
A single wild shrub-Artemisia annua
has become the touchstone for hopes that a successful battle can be
Malaria .... ICRAF. The World Agroforestry Centre Southern Africa
- Cultivation of Artemisia annua, There are several studies about the beneffits of this plant in curing malaria.
- October 2011 We are planting this crop and we are distributing it for free to the population affected by malaria to see the results.
2012-2013 NEW PROJECTS
We are currently carrying on this project;
local health centre cannot perform any emergency surgical
operations, including cesareans and pediatrics. The reason being they
do not have their own ambulance, in emergency cases they have to call
the ambulance from Diouloulou which can take up to 2 hours to arrive.
Therefore they have asked us for help and we have been able to obtain
an ambulance for them (donated by the ONG Banc de Recursos). At the
same time we will be able to use it as a mobile dental surgery
and visit villages neighbouring Kafountine, whose inhabitants are
unable to afford to get to the local health centre.Hopefully
we will be able to transfer the ambulance to Kafountine before the
end of the year.
- Ambulance for Kafountine,
are currently looking to make contacts with organizations working in
the field of medicine, to assist us with this project.
of the Ambulance on the Day of Solidarity, celebrated in Calella,
26th May 2012