IADN’s main objective is to support ample access to education and healthcare for all people of Ndianda.The Association also supports the organization of cultural, athletic or economic activities in collaboration with the local population.
Because of its international character, IADN relies on members from around the world. For this reason, the Association determined that it was necessary to have headquarters in different countries.
These headquarters are as follows:
62 Boulevard Gabriel Péri 92240 Malakoff
115 Sweet Gum Drive
Athens GA 30605
École Primaire Publique de Ndianda
The IADN website was the first project accomplished by the Association following its creation and its recognition by the French authorities. A domain was therefore reserved and the construction of the site started soon after, under the technical direction of the Vice-President of the Association.
This site is a window into Ndianda and will allow a better understanding of the village through its different activities. It will serve as a source of information for our partners in development, for the inhabitants of Ndianda, as well as for all other people interested in the efforts of the organization.
It will also serve as communication between members of the Association and the local population.
On this website, you will find general information on Senegal, as well as information regarding the region of Thiès where Ndianda is located.
You will be able to discover Ndianda's history, citizens, economy and culture.
We feel such a comprehensive understanding of Ndianda is necessary to better comprehend the variety of issues that face the village.
While navigating this website, you will also find public articles concerning our Association, specifically information related to its rules of procedure, the program for the current year, achievements and future projects.
You will also learn how to become a member and how to donate to the Association.
Administration and Meetings
IADN is managed by an administrative council elected by the General Assembly. The President is elected for a period of four years. He insures the proper functioning of the Association and the consistency of cabinet meetings and general assemblies over which he must preside. He also represents the Association in front of local, national, and international administrative authorities.
The Vice-President of the Association is elected to supplement the President's numerous activities. In the case of the President's absence, he will direct the meetings and represent the Association in front of local, national, and international administrative authorities, and in front of the partners of the Association.
A Vice-President can be elected on a country-to-country basis through the proposal of the cabinet and with the approval of the General Assembly.Accordingly, Senegal and France have arranged for each to have a Vice-President who supplements the President's responsibilities in their respective countries.The Vice-Presidents must be informed of all activities of their administration, entrusting them with total or partial management of certain records with the approval of the cabinet.
Two administrative secretaries (one administrative secretary and his assistant) have the responsibility of documenting the whole of the administration of the association. They conduct clear and complete secretarial work enabling them to store and preserve archives to make them easily accessible. In addition to the more traditional methods of exchange and record storage, the secretaries can also use Google Drive, Facebook, Skype or Dropbox (or another legal service) as well as the website (www.ndianda.org) to share or distribute documents to other members of the cabinet. They are in charge of all the administrative documents of the Association. They write correspondences and convocations of the cabinet, of the general assemblies (by the demand of the President) and update the collection of administrative documents.
The General Treasurer has the duty and the responsibility of all the financial and material assets of the Association. He co-signs with the President on the disbursement of funds that are approved beforehand by the executive cabinet and by the general assembly. He can effectuate no spending without a stamp of approval by the President or the Vice-President, in the case of impeachment. He sees to the opening of a bank account for the association and receives the funds designated to the association in the form of contributions, donations or gains.
There are three secretaries who have connections with the active forces in the village and are responsible for the organization of demonstrations.They interact with the inhabitants of the village and the surrounding populations, while also organizating collaborations with other local associations.
The auditor plays the role of General Inspector by controlling the treasurer held in check at his disposal each time that the auditor formulates this request. The General Treasurer will place all of the files and accounting documents necessary for the verification of the Association’s finances. All the operations of the open financial accounts in the name of the association must be put at the disposal of the auditor by the General Treasurer, for control in the same way as the financial commodities of the Association.
Members of the cabinet use electronic communication in order to exchange administrative documents, online work and to discuss project proposals.
Members meet via video conference on Skype the first Sunday of each month at 19:00, hour of Ndianda.
Demba Sarr: President of the Association
Amadou Lamine Niom: Vice-President of the Association and Vice-President of European Zone
Samba Sène: Vice-President of Senegal Zone
Ablaye Faye: General Treasurer
Agnès Ndiaye: Secretary of the Association, Treasurer for Senegal Zone
Aziz Ndao: Assistant Secretary of the Association
Félix Guèdje Dione: Administrative Secretary
Mamour Ndour: Treasurer of European Zone, Assistant of the Administrative Secretary.
Mireille Sagne: Auditor
Jean Jaques Faye: Secretary of Communications, External Relations and Information Technologies
Find a name and headquarters for the association;
Find administration recognition (local, national, and/or international);
Create the GA and the Cabinet;
Write the Statutes and rules of procedure;
Propose texts to the members for adoption;
Identify projects, resourceful people who could write projects, and initiate research of partners;
Reserve a domain name and create a website for the association;
Organize a General Assembly on Skype;
The Association organized its General Assembly constituents
A Facebook page was created for group exchanges
The texts of the Statutes and Rules of Procedure were written and proposed for approval, the corrections were made, and all of the documents were approved
The Cabinet was formed
An international headquarters was created and secondary headquarters were also established
A recognition of the association by the French authorities was obtained (vouched for and published in the official newspaper)
A domain name was reserved and the site for the association is in the course of construction and will be available to the public before the end of 2012.
The Association intends to organize work groups, taking into account individual skills and competences. The health, education, and economic development commissions were created and the projects relative to these different areas are going to be written and submitted to our partners to request funding.
The village of Ndianda consists of one functional health center under the direction of a state nurse who provides primary healthcare services. The quality of these services is limited by the lack of health insurance among the population and an insufficiency of materials.
We aim to develop the acquisition of medicine, diagnostic kits (for preventative ailments, such as malaria during the rainy season), tools for hospitalization (hospital beds, mattresses, drapes, etc) and for transportation (ambulance, motor vehicles, etc).
Other priorities will continue to identified and these projects will then be presented to our partners for funding.
In the long term, the Association wishes to support the people in the establishment of a health insurance system that will assure proper healthcare services to all.
The public elementary school of Ndianda showed a decline in the last few years
The main primary school has only 8 functional classrooms for around 800 enrolled students. The school is in a state of disrepair and there is neither a library nor computer facilities available. The middle school has only one classroom and was more recently established (2011).
Each year, the school faces an enormous lack of educational material and teaching personnel.
IADN has been sensitized to these numerous difficulties and intends to create an education commission. This commission will work in depth, aiming to identify and address important educational issues to improve learning for students.
Training and Management Projects
The principal occupation after the rainy season is gardening (specifically the cultivation of onions).
The difficulties linked to the management of water limits the productivity of harvests for the very courageous and determined young people that were unable to leave the village. IADN wants to tackle this issue and support the development of biological agriculture.