AIDN : Association Internationale pour le Développement de Ndianda (Sénégal)

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Ndianda has one pre-school, one Islamic school, two primary schools and a middle school (established in 2010). On this page, we will delve into educational issues and we will ponder proposals of solutions.  

 

History

The first primary school of Ndianda was established in 1964. It contained one classroom and could be found near the church in the village.

It was only in September 1969 that the school was relocated to the middle of the village. It was then made of two functional classrooms and one room for lodging the on-site director. One school cafeteria was also installed to enable the students who live far from the school to eat their midday meals. Other rooms were constructed in 1994 by Father Felix Colombo, priest at the time, with the support of the Association of Workers of Ndianda in Dakar.

New primary and secondary courses were recently created. These are provisionally taught in spare rooms of the village.

 

Present Day

The primary school is found in the center of the village, close to the health post. The school is more than 4,200 m2. There are 15 teachers for only 8 functional class rooms. In the years 2010-2011, 818 students were instructed from first to sixth grade.

According to the rate of entry to the 7th grade, the number of pupils is growing year by year

Before a middle school was created in Ndianda, many students encountered logistic and financial difficulties when trying to integrate into the middle schools of Joal and Nguéniène. Thus, the government decided to act and in October 2011 the village saw the birth of its first 7th grade class.

In 2014 the village of Ndianda will officially have a complete middle school.

 

Future Projects

 

Current educational priorities are:

 

  • to request funding to purchase educational material;
  • the completion of the second primary school;
  • the construction of classrooms for the new primary and secondary courses;
  • the construction of our middle school that does not yet have buildings (the students are in the annexes).

IADN has been sensitized to the numerous difficulties listed above and intends to create an education commission. It will work in depth, aiming to identify and address educational issues.

In 2013, the IADN will launch an education commission that will undertake the writing and proposal of projects to:

  • purchase educational resources;
  • create more classrooms;
  • build a bank of books to create a library;
  • Develop access to technologies and communication.

The success of these different projects will develop educational access, increase the level of learning and may help reduce rural exodus of teenagers of Ndianda.

 

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