Vocational education in senegal: Satang Jabang

In 2009 the donation of ChildRight contributed to the lessons Couture, horticulture and livestock
(chickens), Batik/Textile painting and literacy.

 

The Literacy lessons are essential for the development of girls. Many girls at school did not have
the chance to finish primary school.

 

The lessons Batik and Couture are the core subjects at the school, for direction Couture. The batik fabrics are very sought after by the tourists and the local population. The batik fabrics are sold as a piece of cloth and can also be processed in the lessons Couture into tablecloths, clothing, duvet covers and so on. Also these products are sold in the boutique. The proceeds benefit education. This way the girls learn the profession and after finishing their education, they can find a job somewhere and by selling the products contribute to the revenue for the school.

 

Senegal

Kafoutine is a lively traditional African fishing village in Senegal. It has no running water, the roads are made of sand, and there is hardly any electricity. Many children can not go to primary school, and those who are lucky they can go, are in classes of 60 to 90 pupils.


Regions like these need young people who can learn a subject, build a future, and can help to improve the poor living and working conditions. Therefore, the inhabitants of the village started in 1995 with the construction of a school for vocational education, called Jabang Satang.

 

This school gives three-year vocational training with subjects as textile work forms, batik, cooking, horticulture, making yoghurt and soap and pickling vegetables and fruit. Literacy, health education, business and nature conservation are also on the program. The school gives a concrete chance at a better life to all those boys and girls of 12 years and older, who have had hardly any primary education or never been to school in their lives.

 

ChildRight helped this school in Senegal. The supervisor of the school, Hamidou Tanjo diabang, says: Ït is an enormous support to know that you are not completely alone. That somewhere far away in a country we do not know, people work for the construction of your school and thus for the future of our youth and our country work.