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Follow the current events and developments of THE PROJECT JUSTINE – train the trainer. What is going on in Benin, Senegal and Ghana at the moment, what are our students, trainers and project partners doing there?

News & Stories

Follow the current events and developments of THE PROJECT JUSTINE – train the trainer. What is currently on the agenda in Benin, Senegal and Ghana? our students, trainers and project partners on site?

Safely to training

Safely to training

Please be on time! In the north of Benin, this sentence has a slightly different meaning than in Germany. There is no public transport that runs at regular intervals and transports people safely to school, university or training every morning. In order to support our...

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New base in white and blue

New base in white and blue

With the support of our two partner NGOs ASISPEV(asispev.com) and SIDIO GROUP(sidio-group.com), we found an old warehouse in Diourbel. It is perfect for our plan to set up our own production facility for textiles in close cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für...

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Construction phase 5

Construction phase 5

Our vision is becoming reality - but important steps are still missing before our centre is completed. In the coming months, an office, five flats, an additional kitchen and a guard house are to be built. We are also thinking about a daycare centre - trainers and...

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A good omen

A good omen

The day after the opening ceremony, the sky turned orange. Desert sand from the Sahara lay like a filter in front of the sun for two days. A natural spectacle - and an additional challenge at over 40 degrees in the shade. We take it as a good omen, Sahara dust is...

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Bus ahoy

Bus ahoy

Every morning, a bus collects our tailors and dressmakers at several collection points and brings them back there at 4 pm. We have opted for transport for two reasons: Most of the women and men cannot afford the cost of travelling there and back in the long term - and...

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Rahma Confection

Rahma Confection

When the banner above the entrance to our production hall in Diourbel was unveiled, we were touched: Rahma Confection was written there in large letters - although it should be noted that Rahma doesn't just mean "mercy" and plays an important role in Islam. Rahma also...

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Challenge accepted

Challenge accepted

The official kick-off for our project in Senegal took place at the beginning of May - and of course we were there with our people from Benin to provide the Senegalese trainers with help and advice.   It was great to see how everyone pitched in. In just a few...

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Future in our own country

Future in our own country

Lessons in the class of Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel, in which students practise the role of teachers.  The University of Education in Winneba (UEW) was recommended to us as a partner for our project in Ghana - since our visit at the beginning of the year, we know even...

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Handmade

Handmade

How do you build a loom from a pile of boards that is not only faster, but can also weave fabrics 1.60 metres wide? For our first training module at the University of Education in Winneba, we invited 15 weavers to learn this skill. At our side: Andreas Möller,...

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With God’s blessing

With God’s blessing

We have been looking forward to this day for a long time. On 20 January 2024, we opened our centre to the public and celebrated the topping-out ceremony and inauguration all in one with the mayor, priests and interested parties from Bersingou. Most of the buildings...

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Bauphase 3

Bauphase 3

The construction site continues unabated, with plans to build a seminar room and a library. We don't just want to teach our trainees tailoring skills, we also want to support them individually and holistically. We also consciously take on young men and women who have...

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Tradition meets modernity

Tradition meets modernity

We didn't have to convince Felix Schürmann, professor of architecture at Biberach University of Applied Sciences, and his students. They were on board immediately. THE PROJECT JUSTINE - train the trainer not only offers the chance to really get to know the country and...

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Construction phase 2

Construction phase 2

Construction in Berisengou is progressing in parallel with our training operations on the CFL site. In a second construction phase, a kitchen, seminar building, recreation room and shop are being built. A photovoltaic system will also be installed on the roofs to...

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Construction phase 1

Construction phase 1

The construction plans have been drawn up by our team of architects from Biberach and we can start building the studio at the end of February 2022. We are particularly impressed by the orientation of the buildings and their roof construction. Even when it's hot...

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Why Benin?

Why Benin?

The fact that we chose Benin is a coincidence. We sometimes hear ourselves say this. But it was no coincidence. The choice stands and falls with Justine Tchilalou Payarou, our first student, whom Marie and I trained as a seamstress in our Munich studio.WE HAVE LEARNT...

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Drinking water wells

Drinking water wells

Our first project is the construction of a public drinking water well. It will not only supply our teachers and trainees with free water, but also the people from the village of Bersingou. We are delighted that our offer has been accepted so far - women in particular...

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