Guilliers-Taupont. School children in solidarity with the children of Senegal

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Posted on April 5, 2022

Carole Jozwiak, teacher of classes CE2, CM1 and CM2 at the Robert Desnos public school in Guilliers, is at the forefront of a humanitarian project in favor of Senegal. This initiative involves a partnership between 2 public schools: “That of Guilliers, because I am a teacher there, and that of Taupont: the school of René Guy Cadou, because my daughters are taught there: Louise in CE1, Suzanne in CP and Marcelle in the early section of kindergarten!” explains Carole Jozwiak…

Together, the two schools have combined their efforts to set up this project, which is very formative for all students. Carole Jozwiak is in contact with the Association Partage d’espoir in Senegal, based in Savoie in Albertville, and in particular with Mamadou Diop, teacher of the CM1 class at the Escale primary school in Fissel, a town located 130 km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal…

The solidarity project has 2 actions:

-First, it concerns the organization of a textbook collection (books from CP to CM2) that will benefit the Fissel Escale school. Only the teaching teams of the two schools are involved in this campaign.

– Then a collection of clothes for an orphanage, the day care center of Mbour, a town about a hundred kilometers from the capital. This action concerns the mobilization of all the students of the 2 schools. “The idea is that each student gives 1 to 3 pieces of clothing that belong to them. You can follow the progress of the collection until it gets directly into the hands of the children who need it,” explains Carol.

The fundraiser is drawing to a close as Carole and her family, her husband Frédéric, their 3 children and even Brigitte, their grandmother, will be flying from Paris Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle to Senegal on Sunday April 10th , for a destination at Dakar Airport. “The aircraft’s hold allows us a maximum payload of 230 kilos. We still have some wiggle room as we have currently totaled the weight of the donations at 180kg, of which 140kg is just for school books,” explains Carole.

She also explains why she chose this gesture of solidarity. “As expatriates, in the past, in 2013 before our daughters were born, my husband and I worked for an American NGO (Non-Governmental Organization): Manda Wilderness Community Trust in Mozambique. We want to sensitize our children and our environment to this type of action.”…

For about ten days, Carole’s family will stay with a local family member living in Senegal. We will find them on their return to France to learn more about this adventure in detail…

Another upcoming project

The 2 public schools of Guilliers and Taupont have another project pending:

The creation of a perennial correspondence between Breton and Senegalese middle school students, all CM1 students, as well as with their teachers: Carole Jozwiak, Marion Luguet (CM1 teacher from Taupont) and Mamadou Diop…

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