Karmakol Culture & Education Center

Launched January 2016
A project initiated by the Swiss Initiative and owned and run by the local villagers of Karmakol
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UNESCO patronage, Swiss and Sudanese commission

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Cooperation with nationwide schools, universities and institutions

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Active participation of Sudanese citizens living abroad

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International culture cooperations and on-site advice by international experts

Karmakol - the old village

Karmakol is a village 400 km north of Khartoum. Decades ago the old part of the village was abandoned, as it was regularly flooded by the Nile River and the villagers moved hundreds of meters into the desert, to the recent Karmakol village.

Population 2500

Villagers living abraod: 1000

Empty houses: 70

schools: 1

The revival

Today, the floods have been engineered out of existence – leaving behind a perfect location for a culture & education center, culture festivals and an open film studio.

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Transforming the Mayor's former house into the culture & education center

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Build up Infrastructure

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Active participation by the villagers

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Joint team of international & local experts

The future

We believe in the power of the youth and children. Therefore we focus our activities mainly on the young generation of the village.
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Capacity building

It is all about empowering by capacity building and knowledge exchange

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Language courses & Library

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The use of IT, Internet and Social Media

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social development, with a focus on empowering women

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Teacher performance improvement training

The cultural identity

Creating a platform for the various ethnics in the region

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Concerts

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Theater performances

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film screenings

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poetry & literature

Social Development

Optimize the usage of existing resources and products

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Vocational training in Agriculture

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train how to increase revenue from selling local products

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Improve ecological skills, reduce footprint

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Cooperation with existing agriculture projects of the region

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