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'Senegals Kinder e.V.' Supports Trip to Caytou, Senegal on the Tracks of Dr Cheikh Anta Diop
The German charity 'Senegals Kinder e.V.' participated in sponsoring an educational trip to Caytou in Senegal for the students of the school 'Cours Privés Cheikh Anta Diop' in February 2018.
On Saturday, 10 February 2018 the students of the school 'Cours Privés Cheikh Anta Diop' (CPCAD) based in Pikine, Senegal, made their way to Caytou, 150 kilometres outside Dakar in the Diourbel region. The German charity 'Senegals Kinder e.V.' sponsored the transportation of the 70 students and seven teachers and parents to Caytou. Mamadou Cissé, Director of Administration and Finance at CPCAD, explains: "We have been arranging this educational excursion to the birth place of Dr Cheikh Anta Diop for the past eleven years to support the community of Caytou. This is a moving experience for everyone and our students can see with their own eyes what difference they make with their donations and actions to the community of Caytou." He adds: "We are truly grateful for the on-going support 'Senegals Kinder e.V.' has been providing to us over the past few years."
This year, CPCAD brought donations of food and clothes worth 890,700 CFA, nearly 1,200 GBP. The students and teachers of CPCAD are always welcome in Caytou. Amongst others, they handed over rice, oil, vegetables, water and clothing. Furthermore, in memory of Dr Cheikh Anta Diop, they helped cleaning his tomb. This annual trip has grown in importance over the years. Back in 2007, CPCAD started with donations worth 100,000 FCA, around 130 GBP. 'Senegals Kinder e.V.' finds that this project is a great success. The educational benefit of this initiative for the children of CPCAD was one of the main reasons why the charity wanted to participate.
CPCAD was named after Dr Cheikh Anta Diop, a Senegalese historian, anthropologist, physicist, politician and role model for many. He studied the origins of the human race and pre-colonial African culture and is known as one of the most famous Egyptologist on the African continent. Dr Cheikh Anta Diop was convinced that Africa's development depends on scientific education.
Mamadou Cissé concludes that this year's trip has once more made a very positive impact on the students of CPCAD. "The entire project has created a sense of community amongst our students, starting with the preparation of the trip. It is great to see how these kids have encouraged others to help out and donate. The majority of them are not used to travel outside Pikine." 'Senegals Kinder e.V.' is looking forward to further upcoming projects with CPCAD and to next year's trip to Caytou.
Senegals Kinder e.V.