‘Kullimaaroo’, which means rainbow in Mandinka, is a shelter and listening center opened by the Women’s Platform for Peace in Casamance (PFPC) aiming at supporting women and girls, victims of violence. It provides numerous female victims of violence with an opportunity to start a new life in a safe environment where they can benefit from an emergency housing for free, and a chance to get medical, psychological and juridical assistance.
In April 2018, 19 people from Lithuania, Senegal, India and Honduras gathered together in Ziguinchor for an Erasmus+ training course “Women empowerment and vulnerability”. During the stay, a project “Braiding culture” was launched. Braiding culture is an initiative, witch aims at promoting crafts and services of girls’ from Kullimaaroo center. Girls already have the capacity and skills needed for making good quality products, tourists are interested in discovering Senegalese culture by bringing back home some souvenirs that represent it. Thus, the initiative is the link between these two actors. All the revenues for the handicrafts and braiding services are used for the needs of local pregnant teenagers housed in the center.