About the association in Jattaba
Jattaba is a village with about 1000 inhabitants, near the border with Senegal. To this day there is neither an intact power supply nor running water. The people live mainly from the cultivation and sale of food and their own animal husbandry.
The "Jattaba Youth Development Association" was founded in 2005 to improve the living conditions of the residents. It is led by people who live in Jattaba or come from there and now support their hometown from afar. In Germany alone there are 33 members across Europe, these members are coordinated by Sarjo Marong.
The association is always involved and informed at monthly meetings of the village, so the needs of the residents in Jattaba are recorded together, decisions are made and plans are drawn up.
The work of this association supports local agriculture and the local elementary school, as well as organizing sporting competitions. Even in emergency situations, such as the Corona crisis, food donations were provided immediately.