USW Niamey: let’s do it together!

USW Niamey: let’s do it together! is an educational training project for the design and construction outdoor games (self-made playgrounds) with local resources.

60 volunteers from 12 cultural centers attended the formation course. During the 8 days workshop last, participants learned how to work with local materials in a different way, how to use domestic tools and how to apply simple, easily and reproducible construction techniques.

The chosen space for the playground construction was where the Ganda Cultural Center waste used to be burned. In the workshop we have used 4 materials: pallets, tires, garbage bags and jerry cans, everything was found on the street or came from the abundant flea markets in the Niamey.

The project culminated with a conference about cultural management which involved two cultural officers of the Spanish Cooperation Office and the Spanish Embassy and the directors of the 12 Niamey cultural centers. Basurama acted as advisor on models of self-management and networking.


With our most sincere thanks to:

Sara Marquez (OTC responsible culture of Spain in Niger).
Fatima Djiré (director of CCOG).

More information:

Project images
Pictures of the workshop
Video of the process

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