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WHO ARE WE


We are a Spanish non government organisation working in Senegal since 2002. Our objective is to contribute to sustainable development in areas of extreme poverty in the third world. We are developing this general aim in four areas: health, education, infrastructure and conservation and dissemination of cultural values.

To achieve our aim we build, set up and maintain ecological tourism camps (accommodation for travellers respectful of the environment) in areas of great ecological, cultural or ethnological importance, highlighting the unique characteristics of the territories where we operate. We use the camps as a base for our work. In addition, we have a number of development projects.

The neighbouring villages are the main beneficiaries since they build the camps, and have access to the direct and indirect jobs created through the existence of the camps. Villagers have the opportunity to work in management roles and we provide them with the necessary training for different tasks. These villages receive the benefits created by having the camps near them and this contributes to their quality of life. This economic model of sustainability aims to provide a positive outcome for future generations. The resources remain in the region.

We also organize expeditions and trips to the camps to know them and support development projects. We call it “Active Ecotourism”.

OUR PROJECTS

AFRIQUE AVENTURE / Network of Campamentos Solidarios in Senegal

BADIAN CAMP, BASSARI COUNTRY, SENEGAL

  - Associated cooperation project : Sustainable development of the Tomboronkoto Rural Community

SELEKI CAMP, CASAMANCE, SENEGAL

  - Associated cooperation project: Sustainable development of the Enampore Rural Community

FAOYE CAMP, DELTA DEL SALOUM, SENEGAL

  - Associated cooperation project: Sustainable development of Faoye


MAYA TERRITORY / Campamentos Solidarios in Guatemala

RANCHÓN CHIXOCOL, ZACUALPA, QUICHÉ, GUATEMALA

  - Associated cooperation project: Supporting to NGO ADIZ

RECORD

Date of constitution : 25 March 2002

Date of registration in the Ministry of Interior: 29 February 2004 / National number: 172023

Registration as NGO in the Cooperation and Development Spanish Agency (AECID): 11 December 2006

Legalization of the Association in Senegal: 2 May 2007

Declaration of Public Good in Spain: 24 July 2008

PRIZES

- DKV prize “Ciudad de Madrid” (Madrid Town Hall) for Doctor T. Benítez for her work in Campamentos Solidarios 2015) [+]

- BIGMAT Solidarity Prize 2014 (Finalist project)  [+]

- Samba Ngalou Excellence prize (Ministry of Education, Senegal, 2012)  [+]

- Recognition from the Association ADIZ, Zacualpa, Guatemala (2012)  [+]

- International prize Aigle Dorée Africa 2010 for the Seleki Camp (Actualidad Magazine)  [+]

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Álvaro Planchuelo Martínez de Haro, member no.1

Vice-president: Pedro Hernández Guerra, member no.6

Secretary: Juan Báez y Pérez de Tudela, member no.7

Treasurer: Gonzalo Martínez de Haro, member no.62

Assistant Secretary: Mario Alonso Ayala, member no.215

Assistant Treasurer: Yolanda Gema Rodríguez, nmember no.100

Member of the Board: Celina Del Valle Schaan, member no.122

Member of the Board: Eduardo Povea Martínez, member no.196

ORGANISATION OF LABOUR

Executive Manager: Nathalie Berseille

Head of Health and Sanitary Development: Dra. Teresa Benítez

Health Manager in Senegal: Anna Diop

Badian Camp Manager: Makhan Camara

Seleki Camp Manager: Jean Basséne

Faoye Camp Manager: Moussa Sarr

FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS

Asociación Española de Ecoturismo Activo Campamentos Solidarios . Santa Engracia 17 6°3. 28010 Madrid . asociacion@campamentos-solidarios.org