Country : Sénégal

City : Rufisque

Partner : Flam Africa

Number of beneficiaries : approximately 43 500 people (including 6 515 pupils)

Due date for the installation : 2022- 2023


Senegal, a French-speaking state in West Africa, is among the best students in terms of access to drinking water with a national rate of 75%. The progress made in the country in recent years is therefore considerable, but nearly four million Senegalese still do not have access to drinking water.



Rufisque is a city in the far west of Senegal 25km east of Dakar, segmente into districts: Rufisque East, West and North. Most schools (83%) are connected to the drinking water network. The situation is nevertheless worrying because water cuts are frequent due to lack of flow often, otherwise for lack of payment. Despite the erratic and discontinuous drinkability of water, children continue to contract dirrhoeal diseases.



Born in 2007, the Flam Africa association’s mission is the promotion of sport and the development of socio-cultural activities in Rufisque in particular, thanks to its partnership with the AAJDSR, the association for youth assistance and sports development in Rufisque.

Presentation of the project :

The project consists in :

  • Installation of 14 Safe Water Cube fountains in 10 schools
Sénégal Rufisque _ SAFE WATER CUBE
Sénégal Rufisque _ SAFE WATER CUBE
Sénégal Rufisque _ SAFE WATER CUBE

Beneficiaries :

The direct beneficiaries of the action are the pupils of schools in Rufisque. The installation of Safe Water Cube fountains will allow to generate drinking water for village families. 


Implementation :

In schools, tap water will be stored in 3,000-litre tanks before being filtered by the Safe Water Cube fountain. These tanks will store the necessary amounts of water so that children can drink drinking water and wash their hands every day of the year. 

These reserves will make it possible to hold during water outrages, which occur on average twice a week.

In the event of a water cut in the surrounding districts, the fountains may be requisitioned by the town hall. The mobile hub will supply residents with tanker trucks, which are usually used to transport non-potable water. This system will alleviate discrimination in access to water resources by offering drinking water to those who cannot afford bottled mineral water.


Expected results :

  • Improved health due to drinking water;
  • Reduced school absenteeism due to water-related illness.

Global cost of the project :

108 500 €

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