The inauguration of the Garden of Skills took place on 25 August 2022. At this occasion, Designing Hope invited the elders and representatives of the Malanti community.
Also present were the deputy of the district of the region, the French Consul, the No. 2 of the French Embassy, as well as representatives of organisations that contributed to the financing of the project. The community was heavily involved in the preparation of this celebration.
About fifty children rehearsed a dance show in traditional costumes, some of which were accompanied by the women in charge of the garden. At the request of the community, this dance activity will be organised on a weekly basis in Malanti in order to involve the young people in the life of the centre and to divert them from the use of cannabis, which is very widespread in the region.