In 7 months, the first « Shelter » of the Children Of Africa Foundation, for children in distress will emerge in Soubré. The information was given on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at the headquarters of the foundation in Cocody, by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of Children Of Africa, during the contract signing Ceremony.
This ceremony was attended by Mr. FenolZanon Manuel, General Manager of TOVAMA, the company that won the tender for the construction of the center, Mr. Adou Benié, architect from the A+A company and Mr. Karim Djebar from SOCOTEC company. Work will begin on January 25, 2017. Thus, nearly 10 months after the gala dinner organized in March 2016 to raise funds for the construction of three shelters for children in distress, the signing of this contract gives shape to a new project initiated by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, president of the Children Of Africa Foundation. Except in case of force majeure, the first shelter for children should be built in 7 months in Soubré. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, Founder of Children of Africa took this opportunity to express her joy, explain the reasons behind this project. «This project to build three shelters for children in distress is an initiative of the Children of Africa Foundation. (…) Indeed, when children are taken from the hands of traffickers, they can sometimes wait several weeks before being returned to their families. Our aim is to improve assistance and care services for child victims of trafficking and exploitation, providing them with a safe shelter and temporary protection, until the investigations are completed and their parents are Found », said Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. She therefore, initiated the construction of three shelters for children in areas affected by the worst forms of child labour. These include Soubré in the west, Ferkessédougou in the north and Bouaké in the center. Mr. FenolZanon Manuel, General Manager of TOVAMA the company that won the tender for the construction of the center in Soubré, took this opportunity to thank Mrs. Dominique Ouattara to entrust the implementation of this project to his company. M. Adou Benié, architect from the A+A company, presented the project. The « Shelter » of Soubré will have a capacity of 64 residents.