English | Italian

A bench for everyone

Balouo Salo forniture africa project school Location: Tanaff Valley, Sedhiou, Senegal
Our commitment: organization of the laboratory, training of workers, design and supply
Beneficiaries: 25,000 minors
Donors: private, 5x1000

The project

We have created a local workshop made up of local workers, with the aim of creating desks, chairs and benches to be donated to public schools in the area where we operate in southern Senegal, the Tanaff valley. Among these schools are primary, middle and high schools. In fact, local schools often have material that is ruined and dangerous for the health of students, moreover uncomfortable and uncomfortable with negative consequences on the health (posture and concentration) and on the academic results of the students, strongly affecting the quality of training. The construction of the new desks will be done with a colorful design to promote a positive perception of the school environment and tailored to favor the correct posture of the students. Ensuring the correct conduct of the lessons is in fact essential to improve the level of education and therefore the development of the territory.

  • Support the project

  • The atelier

    For the development of the design of the desks, the atelier will be organized where students can design their own desks and submit it to a jury. 10 students will be awarded with a scholarship necessary to ensure their schooling for the following year. One or more projects will be selected for the series production of the benches, as foreseen by the project. Thanks to the laboratory, therefore, the beneficiaries become the designers and protagonists of the project.

    Balouo Salo forniture africa project school


    The key points of the

    project

    1. Promote the psycho-physical conditions for learning.
    The desks and benches are the basic supplies to ensure the conduct of the lessons, or to ensure teaching. Furthermore, the desks strongly affect the psycho-physical comfort of the students who, if at ease both psychologically and physically (posture and comfort), will be more inclined to learn.

    2. Support for education
    Education is necessary to acquire self-sufficiency and basic knowledge to face life's problems and foster community development. School structures are often lacking in materials, so the supply of "self-made" desks makes it possible to make a fundamental contribution to the right to education.

    3. Local manufacture
    The design of the desks and benches will be addressed through a drawing workshop with the schools and a competition. For the realization, a workshop of local laborers will be organized who will deal with the handcrafted production in series.


    Beneficiaries

    The beneficiaries of the project will be in increasing number as the laboratory will remain active to try to cover the largest number of schools. A little at a time we will move from one area to another starting on logistical and emergency priorities. The area in which we operate has about 25,000 minors distributed in eighty villages. The goal is to be able to donate desks and benches to all schools in the area.


    Gallery

    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo
    progetto banchi fornitura scuola balouo salo