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

Construction/ education projects:
- 25 primary schools
- 47 dwellings
- Technical school, 1300 students
- Practical Training College, 600 students
- 6.500 boys enrolled
- 4.500 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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22 August 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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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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16 August 2015 - 10:26

First Blue Pump in Mali

Read more about the project: Pompe Bleue Mali Maiga, the director of Bandiagara’s waterworks company, had a front row seat when 6  young men installed the first Blue
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16 August 2015 - 8:08

Grant of the Prince Claus Fund

The restoration of the Tellem monument in Yougho makes very good progress. It is fantastic that we have received a part of the funding via the Emergency Programme of the
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15 August 2015 - 9:09

Donate a WAKA WAKA lamp!

The Dogon Education Foundation (SDO) recently supports the WakaWaka Power initiative as a partner via the Dogon Women Initiative (IFD). The women of IFD are very glad with
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