Our motto: Educate - Instruct - Become

by Doudou NDIAYE, Deputy Director

Here is a profile of our school and its context, as of April 2012

Ministry of National Education
Dakar Academy
Departmental Inspection of National Education of the Municipality of Rufisque.

 

RUFISQUE CITY, SENEGAL

Location: Rufisque is located 25 km to the southeast of Dakar, the capital of Senegal

Founded: 1880

People: called inhabitants of Rufisque or Rufisqois (in French)

Population: 300,000 inhabitants in 2012; Source: Observatory of the City of Rufisque;

Subdivision: 3 Municipalities in the District

Number of boroughs: 92.

You have to go through Rufisque to enter the capital, Dakar, as well as when leaving it. Rufisque is the only department to include urban and rural areas.

 

 

The territory of Rufisque covers 42 km². Formerly a flourishing town because of its port which concentrated most of the economic activities, the situation of Rufisque today is, to say the least, alarming.

Indeed, urbanisation began with Lebou fishermen, the dominant ethnic group around the port area. It then spread quite slowly to the east and west, and later expanded northwards. The Lebou indigenous majority was joined by other ethnic groups from the north (Halpularen ...), the south (Diola, Mandingo, Manjack ...).

 

WEST BOROUGH OF THE TOWN OF RUFISQUE

Created: Decree No. 96-745 of 30 August 1996
Area: 259.5 ha
Population: 60,000
Number of boroughs: 26

 

The sea is the main natural resource of the municipality; first, because activities associated with the fishery are the mainstay of a lot of people (fishermen, fish traders and women fish processors) and provide the bulk of their income.

The artisanal nature and especially the lack of local support structures for the fishery have an impact on fish production.

 

SANTA YALLA SCHOOL

Founded in 2001, the Santa Yalla School (Ecole Santa Yalla - ESY) is located in Rufisque 2.

It is placed within the responsibility of the County Inspectorate of Education of the Municipality of Rufisque.

The school territory covers a sqare of 100 by 100 meters.

 

exercicesDevelopment of the school population in the first few years:

School year 2000/2001

3 teaching classes

School year 2001/2002

6 teaching classes

School year 2002/2003

9 teaching classes

School year 2004/2005

15 physical classes

 

School population:

The Santa Yalla School has six hundred eighty-four (684) pupils, of which three hundred seventy four (374) girls; that represents 54.67% of the total.

This school population is divided into twelve (12) educational classes.

Group A

Group B

Classes

Girls

Boys

Classes

Girls

Boys

C I

52

24

C I

38

34

C P

32

33

C P

27

35

C E 1

29

34

C E1

29

26

C E 2

31

16

C E 2

27

29

C M 1

31

19

C M 1

29

21

C M 2

22

21

C M 2

27

18

 

The Santa Yalla School includes fifteen (15) physical classes for twelve (12) educational ones/teaching classes, taught by female and male full teachers who, in turn, are supported by six (06) auxiliary staff teachers (CE1 corresponds to elementary level 1; CM1 correponds to 1st level medium level, equal to 5th year in school).

The director is Dip FAYE (seated, in violet dress on the right of the photo), the deputy director is Doudou NDIAYE. The director is supported by 17 staff, of whom 13 are women.

Connecting with other initiatives:

The school has recently learnt about the pilot activities of the FAO - EAF Nansen project and been able to get some materials from the teaching kit developed to do our own testing.

 

 

We are quite interested to develop a collaboration that will open new perspectives to our pupils. We have been looking at what is being caught in the fishery and noticed that even protected species figured among the landings, including marine mammals and protected sea turtles.

We have a task at hand to introduce already our pupils to the need to respect the rules and protect overfished and/or threatened species, so as to be sure there is a better harvest tomorrow.

You can get in touch with us by snail-mail, phone or e-mail:

Ecole Santa Yalla
Rufisque Ouest
Rue RO 166, corner Rue RO 219
IDEN Commune de Rufisque
Senegal

or POBox 11, Rufisque, Senegal

Tel. +221-772086596
E-mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.