Kandi Center

Kandi center is located in the north of the country, more than 600km from the capital. It is the most remote center. Its objective is the same as that of the other Salesian centers: to support the most vulnerable children who live on the streets and have been rejected. They offer them a second chance, in this case, a boarding school and community center where they meet, continue their studies, practice sports, and live. The Salesians also offer parish services to the community and have a church in the complex. The center requested a solar installation from EKI due to frequent and prolonged power outages. The solar installation covers the needs of the entire complex, which also has a residence for the brothers and offices for their daily work.



  • NGO: Salesians of Don Bosco
  • Service: Electricity and power supply 24/7
  • Impact: 76 boys and girls and the Salesian community
  • PV Installation: 36 panels (17.6 kW)
  • Social Impact: Improvement of the center and attention to the children


The center is a listening and guidance point located in the Malanville market, which serves as a place of reception, literacy and psychosocial support for children on the move and victims of exploitation and abuse. It is a Center for Protection and Reception of Minors (CAPE) that gives vulnerable children and broken family ties reception, protection at full charge and price and family reintegration and then socio-professional reintegration. School and professional integration is ensured through collaboration with other state or non-state structures in the domain. A youth center for social, sporting and cultural activities.

The center welcomed in 2021 76 children, 50 were girls from 10 to 15 years old taken in mainly because of problems related to abuse, forced marriage and forced recruitment in coranic schools.