Today: Basic Supplies
Goal: Every primary school student in our four target villages
has basic supplies.
2015-2017: 150 students.
Goal 2019: 800 students
Y&H in Mauritania delivers supplies twice during the school year.
*Every student receives two sets/year.
Students study >5 subjects, so they need more than 1 notebook and pen.
One set of supplies =
6 notebooks, 12 pens
We deliver by hand and communicate with school teachers to make sure students' basic supply
needs are met.
Population: 200 households
Geography: 5-6 km from regional capital Aleg and 250 km from national capital Nouakchott.
Refugee population: Earliest returned in 1997 and 1998; most returned between 2008 and 2010.
Gourel Primary School: 6 grades; 6 teachers appointed by the government (⅚ teachers commute from Aleg); ~200 students.
Secondary School: ~65 students travel to Aleg for high school.
Other Y&H Target Villages:
Diolly, near Rosso, Mauritania
Houdalaye, near Boghe, Mauritania
These villages consist of former refugee populations returned from Senegal in 2011.