BUWOG has been supporting AMINA’s project “A Home for Street Children in Senegal” since 2014. The completion of the home was celebrated in April. That means as many as 150 children forced to live and/or beg on the street to live as a result of poverty will receive daily hot meals, medical care, literacy courses and vocational training.
The building was constructed in Saint Louis, in northern Senegal, where numerous children and orphans live on the streets. They live a dangerous life, for on their own they are exposed to the risk of violence, abuse and disease on a daily basis. The completion of the project makes an important contribution to improving the living conditions of these children.
A dream come true
For years the great dream of Senegalese association and project partner “Jardin d’Espoir” (“Garden of Hope”) was a home of its own where children could find refuge. AMINA (“Active for People in Need Austria”) therefore initiated the fundraising campaign to make the dream a reality. With the support of BUWOG and the Austrian Embassy in Dakar as well as many other donors, the project was completed in April 2019. The name of the home is “Ker Sabrina de Abelleyra” – in memory of the unexpectedly deceased Sabrina de Abelleyra. In addition to her employment at BUWOG, our longtime and highly esteemed colleague was the chairperson of AMINA and initiator of the fundraiser.
BUWOG is proud of the developments in Senegal and is pleased that the project has been successfully completed. We wish the operators and especially the children on site all the best and good luck in their new home.