Maman Marguerite Center

Due to the frequent and prolonged power cuts in the city of Cotonou in Benin, the Salesians of Don Bosco asked the EKI Foundation for a new solar system. The Maman Margarite Center is located near the Dantokpa market and is a night safety center for the reception, protection and psychosocial support for children on the move who are exposed to more dangers and abuses during the night. These children are in a situation of marginalization and vulnerability.


  • NGO: Salesians of Don Bosco
  • Service: Light and electricity supply 24/7
  • Impact: 150 children and the Salesian community
  • PV Installation: 24 panels (11.52 kW)
  • Impacto social: Improvement of the center and attention to the children


The Maman Margarite center has an artisan and vocational training center for the occupational training of children in sewing, embroidery, glazing and two-wheel mechanics. It also has two alternative schools that offer an Accelerated Course Program for Girls (ACP) and children, working minors, dropouts or not and excluded from the formal education system. They also offer personalized psychosocial support. It is a space open to children and young people for social, sports and cultural activities.