Since its inauguration on December 18 2014 at a ceremony attended by the President of Niger, His Excellency Issoufou Mahamadou, the Dosso Bluezone has become immensely popular with women.
Each week, some fifty apprentices take advantage of the training programme in sewing that has been running in the Bluezone’s crafts room, in partnership with the NGO SwissContact.
The women can also attend the reading and writing classes organised every day in a room that has been specially laid out and equipped for this activity.
The women’s craft cooperative is also very active in the Bluezone.
The Bluezone’s water tower has a production capacity of 10,000 litres per day supplying free, healthy drinking water to dozens of local families.
To enhance the wellbeing of women, the Dosso Bluezone will soon be reinforcing its multi-purpose platform, installing a shelling machine, a crusher and an oil press. These machines will be managed directly by a women’s cooperative and will be made available to the community free of charge.
The reinforced multi-purpose platform will be inaugurated at the Blue Days due to take place soon in Dosso.
With the continuous energy supply from Bolloré Group’s LMP (Lithium Metal Polymer) batteries, connected to solar panels, the reinforced multi-purpose platform will be capable of operating 24/7.