"Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world." Nelson Mandela's phrase becomes even more relevant in Africa, where more than 30 million girls and boys still do not have access to school today. In Thionck-Essyl, a small community in Senegal, more than 500 children of secondary school age urgently needed a school and the Foundawtion organization set out to help them in 2015.
The Foundawtion organization, created by the Dawoffice architecture studio in Barcelona, was born in order to carry out architectural projects in economically disadvantaged areas.
Thus, the association launched the “Let´s build a school” project, but beyond building a 1,900-square-meter school, the initiative was based on the transfer of construction knowledge to the village, in order to give to the community sufficient tools to be able to build buildings autonomously.
Dominion, in its firm commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), allied itself with this solidarity project, providing its support, both financial and technical, to make the school a reality today. And, as Mandela said, education is the best tool to build a better future. And is there greater satisfaction than contributing to improve the life and future of more than 500 children?
Of course, for Dominion no. Therefore, this project has become one of the most rewarding to date. A project with which we continue to collaborate, for example, collecting French books so the library can have learning material. We´ll continue to collaborate, so let us know if you want to get involved too!
- Year 2016 - present
- Client Foundawtion, a non-profit organization
Provide access to quality education to more than 500 children in Senegal.
Financial and technical support to improve the education and quality of life of a Senegalese village.
Construction of a new school reconciling local raw materials, traditional construction methods and current construction techniques, achieving an efficient and sustainable architecture.