Bérabish Desert School Project
Initiative and project of the tribal chief, Shindouk, this school, is the first
building in the Azaouad desert in the middle of nowhere. The building is comprised of three classrooms and serves as a school and a meeting room for community groups. It is also a place for accommodation of friends of the tribe and a meeting
place for women of the community.
Exposed to wind, dust, rain and the sun, this nomadic community lives in tents and values honor, dignity and hospitality.
The community now seeks to build a yard for the school to protect
it from animals. It is also seeking financial backing to expand the
water point. This place has indeed become a meeting point and an
important source of life.
Its use is important which makes it necessary to reinforce the edges of the well to prevent it from
deteriorating too quickly and from filling up with sand. As the local saying
goes, poverty is not synonymous of misery.
We cannot finish this
word without thanking everyone who helped make this well and this
Dernière mise à jour : ( 26-01-2010 )