Bienvenue à l'Eco-campement Solidaire Gnilman / Welcome to the Gnilman Eco-camp

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BEM’s Students at Gnilman

The BEM students’ stay at the Gnilman eco-camp as part of their SSE (Social and Solidarity Economy) course.

Students in front of the Nébéday Association
planting the BEM coconut tree

In the context of the opening of the COP26 in Glasgow, with the effects of global warming all the more visible in Senegal, the involvement of all is essential. This is why BEM students came for the first time to the Gnilman eco-camp to discover an example of self-sufficiency, responsible tourism and the ALPADEF partnership for female entrepreneurship. They had the opportunity to exchange with the Nébéday association and to visit the Palmarin Community Nature Reserve which it protects.

In addition to all this, the Kaydara farm opened its doors to them for a day. This was an opportunity for the students to observe an effective tool against the desertification of the territory and the social and economic inclusion of all, agroecology. They were also able to participate in the preservation of the local environment by planting another coconut tree for the Gnilman Cooperative, as well as by helping with the weekly collection and sorting of waste (see photos below).

Their stay in Palmarin ended with the presentation of the Class of 2020/2021 women’s entrepreneurship certifications and a karaoke, for a last moment together.

If you want to see the experience through the eyes of BEM students, here is a short video made by the students themselves:

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