We started our activities in 2000 with the assistance of mothers in distress, through the creation of a solidarity group between women gathered in the context of religious activities. The group was later formalized as an NGO in 2004. We are women facing precariousness, who decided to act to change their lives. situation and improve their environment.
We are in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin in West Africa where children and women are the most disadvantaged, in a context of widespread poverty, where culture is not favorable to gender equality and where children's rights are poorly respected.
We started a nursery and daycare center in 2008. The purpose of this center is to provide an area of protection and education for children, help and training for women in difficulty, including single mothers, single mothers and out-of-school girls. providing services that help families in general. The resources to run the center were planned to come from wealthier families to whom the center offers services (nursery, nursery, nursery school).
During our 10 years of experiences; the operation has been extremely difficult, in that the resources obtained from the services are insuf- ficient. Our activities in the center are:
Daily cares for children (hygiene, meals)
- children's education (nursery school, kindergarten, tutoring)
- Children's Holidays (Holiday Camp, Christmas Celebration)
-crafting and sewing and embroidery (in installation)
-sensitization to the place of the mothers, the mothers-mothers, the members of the NGO and the population in general, on the problems:
.Safety at work
.promotion of women / gender and development.
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Computers/ Internet
We remain very flexible on working hours, in order to respect your pace, to promote your contact with the environment, the distractions, the discovery of other localities of the country. We specify that we are very close to the biggest stadium of Benin (Stadium Friendship General Mathieu KEREKOU KOUHOUNOU) where you can attend or participate in entertainment activities.
Also the city of Cotonou is at the seaside and has e Dantokpa which is one of the largest and most impressive The city of Ouidah which is the city par excellence of Vodoun and Ganvié which is one of the largest lacustrine villages in the sub region are less than 25km from us.
We guarantee a welcome and a friendly atmosphere, so that you feel at home. "In Benin the foreigner is king" .Also you will freely choose the activities that you would like better. Our activities will allow you to discover Beninese culture, to learn, to share the joy of children every day; to improve your creativity; give and receive on major issues of the environment.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We wish to welcome volunteers / trainees / cooperants, to obtain:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️ contributions of ideas / implementation in the mobilization of help or support, both physical, material and financial to our activities, specifically: *️️️️️️️️️️️️ the development of the living environment
*️️️️️️️️️️️️ the creation and animation of a website;
*️️️️️️️️️️️️ supervision of children (class, tutoring for elementary school children, daycare, summer camps, learning English, prospecting, training and awareness of adults on certain topics).
We have a room for two with mattresses one place .We can also help for cooking in our kitchen. Market is close of our place the were we have rice, pasta, beans, sweet potato and yams, flour or maize starch, lemongrass tea, bread, fruit, fish, milk cheese, flour fritters wheat and many others.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week