AfricaTeam was founded in 2013 by 15 founding members, all driven by the same desire to be a support for African communities and to help them achieve a sustainable development.
The organisation is composed of people from different backgrounds and origins, professions and interests but they all share the same passion for Africa and have by many occasions, explored the continent and met its people.
AfricaTeam’s goal is to develop projects with the local people, so the community feels empowered and part of its own destiny. After visiting Senegal on several occasions, it became clear that the country is facing many issues due to a poor level of development; Education and Health are issues that we are particularly concerned about.
(AfricaTeam visits Ecole Elementaire d'Mbodiene in Mbodiene, Senegal)
(AfricaTeam's President & Vice President)
(Two members handing out stationary at the Ecole Elementaire d'Mbodiene in Mbodiene, Senegal)
Refurbishment of a Maternity Clinic in Ndiaganoa, Senegal:
When we visited a small village called Ndiaganoa, we were shown the maternity hospital where all the women in the surroundings give birth, and we were shocked at the sight of the building.
(current bathrooms at the maternity)
The hospital is in terrible condition and it makes it even hard to believe that women can give birth in these circumstances: the hygiene and the equipments are extremely poor which too often leads to infections and the death of these mothers. After this visit, we met with the chief of the village and an urbanism team in order to start planning the complete refurbishment of the site.
(Incubator at the maternity)
This is what was agreed:
- Reconstruction of the bathrooms - Tiling of all the rooms - Installment of windows - Faucet installation
- New hospital beds
Shipping of hospital beds:
(The current post labour room)
(The new beds)
The new hospital beds were a generous donation from a french hospital (Clinique Pasteur) and we are extremely happy for all the moms who will now give birth in proper conditions and decently recover from it.