A Common Sports Area for Dakar
In Wolof, Sengal’s most widely used language,
Yéena Comom means for everyone.
The project’s name is also our mission. We want to build a basketball court to bring everyone in the community together and extend it to be a social center in the city Guédiawaye (part of region Dakar). We believe that the right environment for a new generation will create opportunities for the society to grow.
From a Shattered Playground to a Community Centre
The main beneficiaries are the approx. 28 thousand inhabitants in this part of Guédiawaye who will receive a new place to meet, exchange and play basketball. Currently, the court is mainly used by a local basketball association.
Besides benefits for all basketball enthusiasts in the area, the court can be used for other sport activities, for educational purpose by the elementary and superior schools and for cultural events such as weddings or theatres.
Let’s Get Started
The team just came back from their trip from Dakar to:
- clarify construction details
- get permissions from local authorities
- work on the collaboration model with local partners and stakeholders e.g. maintenance
2023 - Fundraising
Collect funds to get started with the first phase
2023 - Start Construction
Renovation of the basketball court
Later - Extend Function
The basketball court is expanded to a building for the community