AREVA provides support for the schooling of children in Arlit

November 12, 2013

A new class, built thanks to funding provided by the AREVA Corporate Foundation, was inaugurated in a kindergarten in Arlit (North of Niger) on October 26th.

This welcome centre was created by the SAHEL* association for underprivileged children under six years of age. It runs by active members of the SAHEL association over the last five years, including several volunteers who are group employees.

This new classroom helps 32 young underprivileged children from the community and will be able to accommodate 50 students during the next school year.

Thanks to the work carried out, the kindergarten is ensuring the continued operation and has now been approved by the Arlit School Board which will provide its support to this school initiative.

The inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of the Governor of Agadez’s region, the Arlit Prefect, the Inspector of the Arlit Primary School, the Mayor of the Municipality and the heads of the mining companies SOMAÏR and COMINAK.

The Inspector of the Arlit Primary School – M. Mohammed Awi Alher – added: “We are proud of this partnership between the SAHEL association and the AREVA Corporate Foundation for the promotion of the educational sector in the Arlit department. I would like to express our thanks on behalf of the authorities, the parents of students and all school communities striving to promote education in the Arlit area.”

* The SAHEL association supports development projects in the north of Niger, mainly aimed at children from nomadic communities.