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Water projects:
- 97 wells and dams
- water management organization

Construction/ education projects:
- 22 primary schools
- 38 dwellings
- Technical school, 1300 students
- 6.000 boys enrolled
- 4.000 girls enrolled
- practical projects

Other projecten:
- restoration village Nando and Yougho
- 2 healthcenters
- education and training teachers


 - Association Dogon Initiative

- Initiative Femmes de Dogon
- Initiative Désert Vert

- Foundation Dogon Bloemendaal
- Mission Culturelle de Bandiagarra
- GADJ-Mali Einseignants

Education is for SDO the key point to improve the quality of life in the Dogon area. These people live around the impressive cliffs of Bandiagara in Mali, Africa. Because of their unique culture and ancient traditions, this area is listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

The local population is actively involved in the process. Exchange and transfer of knowledge is seen as an important building block for the future. Order the book “Beyond Construction” of the work of the foundation! The proceeds will be donated to the foundation.


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COVER_Tanouan Ibi

8 June 2015 - 13:04

Newsletter #02 June 2015

On my short trip at the beginning of May I was accompanied by Hans Rijnja, it was his first real trip to Mali and the Dogon Country. Every time we bring somebody to
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Ogoudengou May 2015 (1)

8 June 2015 - 10:47

The schools in Ogodengou and Sono Ma

In Ogodengou the school and teachers houses are under construction. The furniture is already on site, ready to be placed inside the building. The French organization
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sogu yagem epic centre  2015 (3)

8 June 2015 - 10:30

The projects in Sogou Yagem

In Sogou Yagem the traditional well, which we are making, with a diameter of 1.2 meter is already 54 meter. Finally we have water, but it needs to be deepened 3 more meters. The
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Toloy (1)

8 June 2015 - 10:21

The conservation project of Toloy

The Toloy cave, located in a valley 50 meters wide starting near Bongo and running parallel to the Bandiagara Escarpment, has been clearly and intentionally damaged since
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Nando 2015 (4)

8 June 2015 - 9:23

Nando: the next step

During a meeting with the mayor, the chef of the village and Sidi, our project manager in Nando, we discussed the three key projects for this year. The first one is the road,
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29 April 2015 - 14:37

Annual report 2014

It has been a great year, which created a lot of opportunities for the future. In 2014 we were working on many projects: the construction of the primary schools in
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5 February 2015 - 16:03

1 Lectures Mali: 19 February 2015

Architect Jurrian van Stigt tells about his work for Foundation Dogon Education, an organization that builds schools for the children of the Dogon people in Mali, Africa. The
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