What do we do?

The Sonagnon Centre.

The Sonagnon Centre, is a vocational training centre which provides a training programme for 20 girls (aged 13-16) every 3 years. It offers 4 different specialisations: food processing, sewing, hairdressing and tie-and-dye. In addition to these vocational skills, the girls are taught literacy, numeracy, basic French, home economics, health awareness, market gardening and basic principles of management of micro-enterprises. When the girls complete their 3-year curriculum they are able to set up a small business and to earn sufficient money to support their own family.

The Sonagnon Centre

The dormitory completed in January 2011

The inauguration in December 2006 The inauguration in December 2006 The inauguration in December 2006

The inauguration in December 2006

The 3 training activities in the Sonagnon Centre The 3 training activities in the Sonagnon Centre The 3 training activities in the Sonagnon Centre

The 3 training activities in the Sonagnon Centre

Some other key projects we have been involved in since July 2003

Funding the construction of a library for the main secondary school in Dangbo in the Bonou region. We were able to do this thanks to Kennington Overseas Aid. KOA is a village-based charity doing all sorts of fund raising activities from March to October which give the money raised to a different project every year in the developing world. Their emphasis is on sustainable development.

Library library library

Providing medicines and building a new wing to the existing Health Centre in the village:

Providing the 2 basic text books (French and Maths) published in Benin for more than 1200 primary school children in Dangbo districts:

The small school in Mitro and the children welcoming us The small school in Mitro and the children welcoming us The small school in Mitro and the children welcoming us

The small school in Mitro and the children welcoming us