The Centre International de Formation Pratique (CIFOP) is the largest community development project of a lay Scout association called "Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs du Sénégal" (EEDS). Launched in 1988 in partnership with the Association des Guides et Scouts du Luxembourg, CIFOP is located in Mboro (Niayes region, about 100 km north of Dakar).
A community development project of a lay scout association called "Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs du Sénégal" (EEDS). Founded in 1988 in partnership with the Association des Guides et Scouts du Luxembourg, CIFOP is located in Mboro (Niayes region, about 100 km north of Dakar).
The ambition of CIFOP is to train qualified technicians and workers, fully operational at the end of the training. This is why CIFOP provides practical training in connection with the most sought after skills on the local job market.
CIFOP currently has ten training sections: agroecology, construction, locksmithing, car mechanics, woodworking, ceramic pottery, hairdressing, sewing and pattern making, multimedia and sanitary plumbing.
The majority of the students enrolled come from low-income families so the CIFOP places great emphasis on social inclusion to facilitate the educational path of young people.
The center is run by Ibrahima GUEYE, a lawyer by profession.
PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P
Through its I&P Education to Employment program, I&P is committed to working with the CIFOP to:
⇒ Improve the quality of education through the digitalization of the educational offer and the acquisition of suitable computer equipment,
⇒ To provide students with an e-learning platform
⇒ Promote entrepreneurship with the launch of a fund to finance graduate projects ;
⇒ Renovate the accommodation and sanitary structures
⇒ Improved educational quality and relevance
⇒ Increased youth employability