Frères des Hommes, bringing support to seven regions in Senegal

2014
2015
Frères des Hommes
Frères des Hommes
© Benedicte Roget – Frères des Hommes
Frères des Hommes
© Benedicte Roget – Frères des Hommes
Frères des Hommes
© Benedicte Roget – Frères des Hommes
Frères des Hommes
© Benedicte Roget – Frères des Hommes
Frères des Hommes
© Benedicte Roget – Frères des Hommes
Frères des Hommes
© Benedicte Roget – Frères des Hommes
Les Frères des Hommes is a not-for-profit association that trains the master artisans of tomorrow in seven regions across Senegal. The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports the training programme, which is built around the transmission of traditional artisan skills and literacy classes.

Senegal. A country where a third of the population lives below the poverty line. A country where the artisan trades, in particular joinery and carpentry, play a key socioeconomic role and represent an important alternative for young people who have quit school. Les Frères des Hommes is an association working to establish a formal, structured training programme to support and consolidate these valuable professions.

Alongside its Senegalese partner Kora-PRD, the association offers a comprehensive two-year training programme aiming to efficiently transmit superior artisan skills. Literacy classes, technical design and sculpture. 700 early school-leavers, many of whom never progress beyond primary school, given a way back into education. Machines and production tools will soon be made available to all, from young people to experienced artisans.

A second key aim has also been set: to enhance sector output through the collective use of shared production tools.

Disciplines
Craftsmanship
Solidarity
Senegal
700 early school leavers, many of whom never progress beyond primary school, given a way back into education.
A country where the artisan trades, in particular joinery and carpentry, play a key socioeconomic role.
The association offers a comprehensive two-year training programme aiming to efficiently transmit superior artisan skills. Literacy classes, technical design and sculpture.