Mighty Saharan sand dunes, a wild and remote coastline, deep canyons, empty plateaus, spring fed oases and ancient cities scoured by scorching desert winds dominate the country of Mauritania. The country is three-fourths desert or semi desert and has a climate that is hot and dry with frequent sandstorms. Operation Mercy’s local partner in Mauritania is the Doulos Community.
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In the Talibe system, where young village boys are sent to the city to study the Qur'an, life is very difficult for the boys. They are often found begging and stealing on the streets. Two city centres provide an opportunity for more than 100 young boys between 4 -15 years of age placed in the Talibe system to receive education, recreation, vocational training, a nutritious meal, clothing, basic first aid care and access to shower facilities.
Eight community centres in Nouakchott currently allow more than 2000 families to participate in programs to empower and equip communities with a self help approach. Centres offer a variety of programs such as; adult literacy, numeracy, nutrition and community health training, income generation courses, community gardening and children education opportunities. All programs focus on promoting key strengths inherent in the communities.
Creating a hunger for learning in children provides an essential foundation to help them succeed in their schooling. Our kindergarten project promotes interactive and participative teaching and learning methods while encouraging greater parental engagement in their child's intellectual and emotional development. Five community kindergartens are supported in 2 poor districts of Nouakchott.
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