Teo Tanturli Porject

For a brighter future

Year: 2011
Where: Ten rural villages in the Municipality of Merina Dakhar, Senegal
Thiekene, Thiekeir, Koudiane, Keur Djadie, Nguiguiss Tibo, Keur Thiare, Loucouck Ciss, Loyene Niock, Thiounene, Loucouc Fall Off
Activities: Installation of ten photovoltaic plants to supply power for public streetlight.

EPS’s second project is dedicated to the memory of Teo Tanturli, a young nineteen years-old man who sadly passed away because of a tragic road accident. Teo was full of life, happy and joyful but at the same time very responsible. He knew how to love the other, and the others always loved him. This is why all of his friends, water polo and school – mates did not hesitate to contribute to this project, giving EPS a great support and hope for the future. EPS has therefore been able to install ten photovoltaic plants in ten rural villages in the Municipality of Merina Dakhar.

Once this project was concluded, EPS placed some commemorative plaques, so that Teo’s memory could remain alive even far from home. Also the villages’ inhabitants, who have never met Teo, can now be grateful to him for this new supply of electricity.

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The aim of the project was to improve the local population’s living conditions through the installation of ten photovoltaic plants that could guarantee public lighting in the outskirts of each village, of some schools and of a small health-center (Case de Santé ) used to perform first aid assistance and where local women give birth.


Thanks to this intervention, the villages’ inhabitants could finally enjoy the light of the street lamps in the evening; prolonging their activities such as reading, working, playing, studying, etc even at night.
The illumination of the health post, although it is not attended by professional doctors, has led to an improvement of the community’s health conditions, as it was possible to operate with good visibility even at night.

Total beneficiaries of Teo Tanturli’s project were 3257 people: 1104 men, 917 women and 1346 among young people and children.