Approximately 800 slum dwellers have now moved into their clean new apartments! An additional important milestone has been reached in this phase of the project.
In the difficult times of COVID-19, we have succeeded in helping these families secure access to water and electricity so that they can better protect themselves from infection.
A portion of the still existing huts will be torn down in Phase 2 and several new apartment buildings will go up.
Through the sensibility campaign, people were informed and supported in taking their new life into their own hands and creating their new future with dignity.
Through many partners and donors, this pilot project for the world was born and our special thanks go to the President of the Republic of Senegal, his excellency Macky Sall for the support and trust he places in the YOU Foundation and in UNESCO Special Envoy Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven and Claudia Jerger.
Heartfelt thanks also go to Mr. Samih Sawiris for his exceptional financial support, as well as to the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and our German sponsors from the private, professional, and organizational sectors.
Furthermore, we gratefully recognize the special achievement of the partners of CasaOrascom and the Senegalese governmental agencies and departments, the pro-bono assistance of the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architekten) NRW, of PBSA (Peter Behrens Schule für Architektur) and its students and the local United Teams, an alliance between HOPE’87 and the YOU Foundation.