Type of mission
Description of the partner
Since its creation in 2021, the “Friends of Mahiaco” association has been showcasing the richness and diversity of the traditional cultures of the “MAHICAO” museum. This museum, dedicated to the art and history of West African cultures, is located in Djilor Djidiack. Surrounded by baobabs, palm trees and mangrove swamps, this is the birthplace of President Léopold Sédar Senghor, a region emblematic of art and culture in Senegal.
The aim of the ADAMA association is to highlight the skills and know-how of craftsmen and artists and to raise awareness of the diversity and richness of traditional cultures. To achieve this, the ADAMA association undertakes various actions to help raise awareness, both among the local population and the local authorities, of the social and economic importance of cultural values.
The volunteers will support the members of the association in the following activities:
- Supporting the promotion and outreach of the association: In order to motivate institutional players, the volunteers will help to promote cultural actions at several levels. They will be required to run awareness-raising sessions for various players and audiences in schools and with the prefectural authorities. He/she will be able to support the members of the association in activities relating to the promotion of the museum, such as the creation of content on social networks.
- Support for the management of the museum and the promotion of African art: Volunteers support the team in running the museum. This may involve helping to preserve works of art, organising events for the general public or helping to arrange the library.
- Support for cultural organisation and programming: Volunteers help to promote the region’s craftspeople and artists by supporting the MAHICAO team’s cultural programming. For example, this could involve helping to set up themed modules or building an introductory course on the art and culture of West Africa.
No training, specific skills or previous professional or voluntary experience can be required. Motivation is the only criterion that should really be taken into account in the context of Civic Service.
Sensitive to art
cheerful, dynamic, inspiring
Good organisational skills
A private room with shower room and toilet, located in the museum grounds, between the museum and the restaurant.
Three free meals a day (excluding drinks from the bar) will be offered to volunteers, to be taken at the same time as the rest of the staff.