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La Porte de L'espoir
  Mame Sy (pronounced: Mamsi) gives children some hope for the future
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"La Porte de l'Espoir" - "The door to hope"

For the children in Africa, this means:

going to school, an education, knowledge, social interaction and much more!

Mame Sy's Kinderhort
Back row left: Mame Sy (black headscarf), to the left in front of her: the cook (purple scarf), back row right: the teacher Ahmed Gaye

This door to hope has opened a little for some of the poorest children in Atar (Mauritania). In Mame Sy's after-school daycare center "La Porte de l'Espoir", 50 of them get help with their homework, special education, individual support and a meal every day.

Regular attendance of a public school is a prerequisite which, among other things, keeps children from winding up on the streets in utter neglect ("donate, donate!").

The children make progress in school and not only practice social behavior, but also learn tolerance, cooperation and hygiene, etc.

In the evening, before the children go back to their families, they get a nutritious meal - for many the only meal of the day! But renting a room, paying a professional teacher and books ... – all of this costs money, a lot of money!

Help us keep the "door to hope" open for the children!
Make a donation - small standing orders are ideal, but one-time donations are also very welcome. The money is transferred to a special account, and every cent of it goes to Atar, directly to Mame Sy's after-school daycare center. We have no administration, everyone who helps out does so as a volunteer. This is how we can guarantee that all of your donation will benefit the children.

Yes, I would like to make a small donation!

Download Flyer - german [PDF format]


Newspaper articles:  
"The woman of the desert and her children"
MZ article from 03/07/2012


Susanne Heckmann organizes the financing of an after-school daycare center in Mauritania, where 36 girls and boys get their daily lessons - and a meal ... [more]

"Manager wanted for aid project in Africa"
MZ article from 27/06/2014


The after-school daycare center Susanne Heckmann supports in Mauritania, now cares for 50 children. Heckmann, who lives in Regensburg, now wants to hand over her job to others... [more]

© by Susanne Heckmann Screenwork: Jürgen Weimar