Birth certificates against school drop-outs in Hann, Senegal

During preparations for World Oceans Day 2014 and the beach clean up with young people, Mundus maris became aware that there were lots of drop-outs in the fishing village of Hann, just outside the Senegalese capital Dakar. The reason? The youth had no birth certificates and official registration and were thus not admitted at school, at least not in secondary school. With a local team, three posts collected info about cases and out of 138 cases, initially recorded, 12 got their papers sorted out and could start the normal school year in October. Abdoulaye Fall has coordinated the recordings so far. Read more.