We’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be breaking ground on the new buildOn school in Soupa Serere, Senegal! Thanks to the Acronis Foundation, the children of Soupa Serere will have access to quality education and a path out of poverty.
Why This School Matters
The village of Soupa Serere currently has one buildOn school block and four temporary classrooms (pictured below), which are not suitable for learning and are holding back the village’s 140 students (62 boys and 78 girls) from receiving a proper education. The next nearest proper school is a 4 km walk from the village. Four teachers are trying to teach six grade levels in these small classrooms made of sticks and grass.
About Soupa Serere, Senegal
The West African coastal country of Senegal is home to more than 13 million people with more than 50% of the population living below the poverty line and more than 39% unable to read and write.
The village of Soupa Serere is a community of approximately 800 people located in the Fatick region. Most are subsistence farmers who rear livestock and grow corn, hibiscus, millet, peanuts and beans. View the community on Google Earth >
Meet a Soupa Serere Student
Aliou Diouf is 15 years old and in the 6th grade. His favorite subject is math and he wants to be a policeman when he grows up. Neither of Aliou’s parents had the opportunity to go to school. With your support, he’s now much more likely to achieve his dream and break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations.