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Improving access to education at the Renaissance des sourds school in Dakar

The Renaissance des Sourds (ERS) school in the Hann district of Dakar is the main centre for the education of deaf-mute children. The school operates in two rented buildings: one in which lessons take place and the other where the children board. The school also operates a centre for “street children”, which offers meals and provides basic medical care. There is no playground or gym in the whole district. Due to the lack of adequate sports infrastructure, physical education classes are organised in a makeshift way and without adherence to safety rules.

The construction and equipping of a multisport play area would allow classes that improve the motor skills and physical fitness of pupils. The area would also be accessible for young people in the district, including street children.

The ERS school has been working with NGOs and government organisations since 2007. The school is supervised by the Ministry of Education of Senegal. Its partners and donors include: The Dakar Women's Group, the Canadian Evangelical Mission, the mixed-race women's association "Trait d'Union". In 2013, project No. 527/2014 "Vocational training for deaf-mute children and teens in tailoring and informatics” was carried out as part of a small grant from the Polish Embassy.

Improving access to education at the Renaissance des sourds school in Dakar

The project will be implemented from September to December 2016 at the ERS school in Dakar. The contractor is Polish Embassy in Rabat and the partner institution is the ERS school.

The objective of the project is the creation of a multisport area for basketball, volleyball, mini football and gymnastics as well as the purchase of the necessary sports equipment. At the last stage of the project, rules for using the area will be prepared based on the rules and agreements between the school, the municipality and sports teams in the district.

The implementation of these activities will PE to be integrated into the education of deaf-mute children. An additional group of beneficiaries will comprise children and teens from the Hann district, who will have the opportunity to play sports in their spare time.

Improving access to education at the Renaissance des sourds school in Dakar

Project activities included the construction of a multisport area for basketball, volleyball, mini football and gymnastics and the provision of sports equipment.

The area was prepared and levelled, foundations and surfacing was laid, a brick fence was built, aluminium and cast iron components (sports equipment) were installed and the walls and the equipment were painted. In addition, sports equipment (table tennis table, balls, netting, badminton sets, etc.) was purchased.