The Dakar Women’s Group Christmas Bazaar will be November 19th at Centre Aminata Mbaye in Grand Yoff! The Bazaar will run from 10am to 5pm. Entry is 1000 CFA for adults and 500 CFA for children.
Following recent security alerts, the location has been changed this year, so pay attention folks… The lovely Bazaar team tirelessly looked at other options and happily settled on a school which is very close to the heart of Dakar Women’s Group. Centre Aminata Mbaye (CAM) is the school for the Association Senegalaise pour la protection des Enfants Deficients Mentaux. It is located in a very peaceful neighbourhood, right next door to Keru Yakaar, House of Hope clinic.
Over the past ten years, DWG has sponsored CAM in order for it to be repainted, to have a functioning kitchen for school meals and bought educational toys such as wooden puzzles and other materials suited to the needs of their children. They donated money for the external walls to be raised, and also sponsored the vegetable garden and planting around the school. In 2016/17 they funded the renovation of the school toilets.
All of the work that DWG has done in that community, in an effort joined by Terrou-bi Hotel, you will see firsthand at the Bazaar!
As it is a new Bazaar venue requiring new logistics, the original date has been pushed back to the 19th rather than 11th. The 19th is a Sunday, which is perfect for driving around Dakar with little or no traffic, and there is plenty of parking around Centre Aminata Mbaye. (Big thank you to the mayor’s office which has confirmed the availability of a large parking lot!) Also good to know, there is lots of shade at the center.
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As with all DWG Bazaars and Galas, security is a priority and Sagam guards as well as the red beret gendarmes will be present.
Last year’s DWG Christmas Bazaar raised a record-breaking 8.5 million CFA for charities. It is also a significant event for the vendors, many of whom rely on fairs like this for their livelihood… and let’s not forget that it’s important for us shoppers too! No other event like it in Dakar.
DWG members, events team, executive committee and Madame president Fatou Jobe – THANK YOU for your efforts each year to provide these events for our community. Well will be there with bells on and CFA in hand. 😉