Pilot projects / Baraka

A significant improvement for the people

To improve the quality of life and ensure a sustainable future for the families in BARAKA many different projects and programs are realised: homes and infrastructure, quality education, vocational trainings, woman empowerment, health care, microcredits and income-generating activities such as social micro-businesses. The best way to reduce poverty-related refugee flows! The video shows once again […]

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BARAKA – the first roads are being paved!

Progress continues, and we are happy for the inhabitants of Baraka that work has started on paving the first real streets in the area that used to be a slum. This development is being done by the public works authorities and Promoville-Dakar together with the construction ministry of Senegal. They have committed to execute this […]


60% of Apartments are Move-In Ready: Why the Delays?

On October 29, 2020, Ute-Henriette Ohoven, UNESCO Special Envoy and Founder of the YOU Foundation, travelled along with her daughter Claudia Jerger, Vice President of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, to Senegal to accompany the residents as they moved into the new apartments. 60% of the units are complete.

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The people in Baraka will remember this day for the rest of their lives: The President of Senegal, Mr. Machy Sall, visited them in their slum in Dakar and expressed his joy about the improvements about to begin. 2000 inhabitants enthusiastically celebrated the President addressing them in their mother tongue Wolof. They know that substantial […]

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