Opened in 2015, Keur Khadija is a supportive community space that provides a much-needed option for the children of Île Gorée, located off Dakar's coast in Senegal, West Africa. While Île Gorée appears to be a small paradise to tourists, local working families, who subsist on the tourist trade, are subject to poverty and insecurity and are often unable to afford childcare. To overcome these challenges, Keur Khadija was born as a space for academic support, educational development, and play. Keur Khadija's mission is to strengthen academic achievements, the taste for learning and develop curiosity and creativity through art, sports, and recreational activities.
MADE WITH LOVE recycled rubber bracelets are made by a Women’s Co-operative in Djenné, Mali, West Africa. Paid a fair price for their work these bracelets provide the women with a viable means of support and are sold to raise funds for L'Empire des Enfants and Keur Khadija, two projects for under-resourced children in Dakar, Senegal.