Project supported by Association ASSCAN
Like several African countries, Senegal is faced with the problem of waste management, a source of health and environmental constraints. About 2,789,000 tons of waste are produced there per year and barely 30% is recycled (UCG, 2019). The city of Saint-Louis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is particularly affected by the scourge, with tons of untreated waste accumulating, polluting its waters and clogging its facilities.
This waste is also often swallowed by livestock and infects the feet of people who often travel in flip-flops. Only three garbage trucks are available for a population of about 250,000 people.
In order to have a lasting impact on the community of Saint-Louis, the ASSCAN association wishes to use the practice of sports to raise awareness among the population about citizen behaviour in the management of the city’s waste.
- Initiate educational sports programmes for a public health issue
- Create new sports-related jobs to promote the socio-professional integration of young people in the neighbourhoods
- Training young men and women graduates in sports professions
- Organisation of citizen tournaments and sports events including young people with intellectual disabilities
- Organisation of vocational training courses leading to a diploma
- Organisation of community assembly sessions
- Raising awareness of waste management issues in the city
- Sanitation in the city of Saint-Louis
- Development of sports culture in children
- Playful use of sports games to educate and raise awareness about social inclusion and better living together
- Development of motor coordination and mobility in seniors