Project supported by ASC Malika Surf
Progress has been made in education in Senegal, with the junior cycle completion rate rising from 34.7% in 2012 to 39.5% in 2015. The dropout rate is also falling in the country (PAQUET, 2018). However, access to education remains limited in some localities.
This is the case in the commune of Yoff, which is home of the largest fishing wharf on the peninsula, and many families live and work in this area. In this locality, young people, particularly girls, often face issues to study and play sport regularly because of their domestic responsibilities and lack of financial resources.
The project run by ASC Malika Surf uses surfing to educate and support young people.
- Support local young surfers in their school and sport life
- Develop talented young surfers capable of competing in national and international competitions
- Promote girls’ participation in surfing
- Train young people and contribute to their employability
- Organisation of weekly surf training sessions
- Strengthening and supporting young people’s academic skills
- Raising girls’ awareness of surfing
- Training in surfing professions
Targeted Impacts / Results
- Improvement of sports and intellectual skills of young people
- Youth enrolment in private schools (elementary and middle school)
- Surfing as source of revenues for trained young people