(Le Réseau pour l’émergence et le développement des écovillages au Sahel)
We work in partnership with the Network for Ecovillage Emergence and Development in the Sahel (REDES, its French acronym). It is, like us, a grassroots community association, and is dedicated to developing a mutual support network of ecovillages in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. REDES was founded in 2015 by Dr. Ousmane Pame, the former mayor of Guédé-Chantier and current president of the Global Ecovillage Network Africa. The village of Guédé-Chantier had been operated under ecovillage principles since 2007, and has since become the nucleus of REDES’ network. Since its founding, REDES has not only expanded (currently 141 villages across Senegal and Mauritania, and counting!). it now also includes collaborators and supporters from around the globe.
So far Teachers 4 Schools has...
Funded a new well
Thanks to generous donations, the building of a new well will be started in May 2021. This well will be built beside REDES' new training centre on the Senegal/Mauritania border. At the moment water needs to be carried either from the river (which is polluted) or the nearest well 1.5 miles away. The training centre will act as a hub and gather together people from local villages to share knowledge about sustainable food production, food preservation and also to learn reading and writing in the local language.
A food forest information sharing week was held in April 2021. Total raised: 849,99 euros
When the well has been completed (expected in around June 2021) we will give more information about REDES' upcoming projects at this hub site.
Projects in planning
Please take a look at the information under the Uganda and The Gambia tabs for other ongoing projects and visit our How to Help page.