The “Zankey-Nafa” reception, listening and guidance center, which opened its doors in 2010 to protect of children in difficult circumstances in the Niafunké circle, has no premises. The building it occupied belonged to the Justice department. The center only had a relative short time to quit.
Fadimata Maiga called Coumba claimed to be between the hammer and the anvil because the judicial body has reclaimed the place for rehabilitation and gave a short delay for the evacuation. “This center is humanitarian and it is the only one in the circle of Niafunké, legally opened by the department of the promotion of women. It should have the support of the State but this has never been done. We need an office, staff and all the necessary conditions for the happiness of the children. We ask all the people of goodwill to help us because we have a plot of land not built due to a lack of means,” she pleaded.
According to her, all approaches with the municipal authorities and the council have been futile. At the same time, unoccupied offices remain closed. In short, this center would have allowed many children to be safe from vagrancy in the streets or on the banks of the River Niger.
She displays her unwavering will to continue her struggle for the happiness of these children that she would like to see succeed. It launches a message to all partners and other goodwill.
Inaugurated on 6 February 2010, the reception, listening and guidance center located in Niafunké-ville is intended as a functional framework to take care of children in difficult situations and to bring solutions for their integration into social, educational and economic life through social and socio-educational assistance. Its mission is also to improve the living conditions of destitute children, mother-daughters, talibés, orphans, separated children and begging children in terms of food, health and shelter, while facilitating their education and protection.
According to the promoter also responsible for women’s promotion in Niafunké, the deplorable situation of children prompted her to create the center. “There should be a structure that can take charge these children. That’s how I came up with the idea of creating a reception, listening and referral center for children,” she hinted.
Extracts from The Challenger