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Senegal: young people from Village Pilote and the Daara J Family rap group offer a message of hope through song

The famous Senegalese rap group Daara J Family created a music video called “Village Pilote”, a collaborative effort with young people from the eponymous association. It is a touching gift that gives disadvantaged youth a voice on a sensitive subject: the situation of children living in the streets of Senegal.

Village Pilote is an association that helps children and teenagers in the streets of Dakar gain autonomy through social, medical and professional assistance. Solidarity Accor and the Pullman Dakar Teranga team have lent their support to this association since 2013 and helped create two training programmes in electricity and plumbing.

"Village Pilote is our family". The children from Village Pilote add their voices to a rhythmic background created by tin cans that become impromptu musical instruments. The Senegalese group gave these young people the chance to literally speak for themselves: they wrote the lyrics to the song. The video, full of smiles and hope, has a powerful message: fostering awareness to change the lives of these children for whom the street “is a dead end”.

 

 

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