Dance Classes in Baraka Have Begun!

In the important early childhood development years, children need adequate movement.  Dancing offers not only the opportunity to increase their endurance but also promotes rhythmical movement as well as flexibility and coordination.

Die jungen Bewohner des Liberté VI Stadtteil in der Region Dakar, Senegal erhalten dank des ehrenamtlichen und unglaublichen Engagements von Frau Martina Dähn aus Deutschland einen regelmäßig stattfindenden Tanzunterricht.

Thanks to the fantastic volunteer work of Ms. Martina Dähn from Germany, the young inhabitants of the Liberté VI neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal receive regular dance instruction.

The dance classes are given by two young dance teachers: one young woman from the not yet reconstructed Baraka slum and another from the newly created area of Baraka (our project “Baraka – From Slum to Modern Neighborhood.”) Martina Dähn reports that the local children are highly motivated, enthusiastically participate in the dance classes and impatient – in the best way – for next week’s class to begin.  The willingness to learn and the motivation of these young girls and boys is contagious to the older generation. Increased interest in the dance program is palpable. Thanks to YOU Foundations supporters like Ms. Dähn, not only are the lives of many children positively impacted but a big step in the direction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been taken.  Dancing encourages physical and emotional wellbeing in the youngest residents of Baraka and assists in the achievement of the UN’s 3rd SDG “Good Health and Well Being.”