It is very important to give back to the community where we live and it has played a very important part in my background. I have always made sure that I am doing something for the community where I live.



I was a tutor in mathematics for unprivileged students in a township of Cape Town. I was trained by the NGO IkamvaYouth. Their mission is to enable disadvantaged youth to pull themselves and each other out of poverty and into tertiary education or employment.

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L'atelier des griots

L’Atelier des Griots is an international studio that aims to help communities in their development and change efforts through the regeneration of public spaces. It is dedicated to the West African tradition of the griot, telling stories of the community through art, architecture, urbanism, photography, design, music and many other mediums. I was involved in the regeneration of the Youth Center of Akpakpa Dodomey Enangnon using eco-friendly materials that resonate with the neighbourhood.

Student Energy/ Infrarural/ Nomad Republic

At a Student Energy summit, I volunteered with InfraRural and Nomad Republic to teach a Mayan community to build clean cooking stoves that will avoid the women to inhale the smoke from the burning wood. In Mexico, around 4 000 women die a year simply because of that smoke.

Centre Culturel Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Cultural Centre is an educational and recreational centre built by MTN Foundation under the initiative of the Benin-Canadian NGO "ANAYI" in a disadvantaged region of Benin. It is equipped with a library with internet access. I volunteered there part-time by receiving and tagging books, and helping students in need.

©2017 by Abigail Djossou.