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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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18 August 2015 - 8:56

The container is on its way to Bamako

Early July a full container is transported to Mali, again on the behalf of SDO. This time is an extra-large container of 40 feet (67 cubic meters). Maliki (ADI) will receive
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11 August 2015 - 17:25

Visit Mali July 2015

“It is wonderful how the country looks different with a bit of rain”, I thought when I arrived last week of July in Mali. The extreme heat is occasionally interrupted
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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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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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