Department of Grand-Bassam
After Tiapoum in the morning, the delegation of the Office of the First Lady Dominique Ouattara, led by Mrs. Sylvie Patricia Yao, her chief of staff, visited in the afternoon of Saturday, September 12, 2015, the city History of Grand-Bassam. In Grand-Bassam as in previous steps, the delegation of the Office of the First Lady has offered, on behalf of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, significant donations in cash and kind. The ceremony of these gifts valued at more than CFA francs 120 million, took place near the government primary school One of Grand-Bassam. The populations of this department turned out in great numbers to the venue of the ceremony to show their support to the generous donor.
On behalf of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, Yao Patricia Sylvie has provided equipment in various fields of activities of Grand-Bassam. Thus, she offered a new ambulance to the Bongo health center, a biomedical equipment to various health centers of the department, educational equipment to kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and high schools in the city. The traders, hairdressers, seamstresses and restaurant managers of the department have also received equipment to enable them to improve their businesses. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has also provided material for women's centers, social centers and as well as to women’s groups and cooperatives operating in agriculture. The value of these donations in kind: CFA francs 125 million. In addition to these in-kind donations, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has offered cash donations worth FCFA 1.5 million to these populations. In addition, during the ceremony, the emissary of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara have revealed that the envelope available for the women of Grand Bassam under the Support Fund for the Women of Côte d'Ivoire has been increased. Indeed, from an amount of CFA francs 125 million, the FAFCI in Grand-Bassam now has a budget of CFA francs 200 million.
An increase of CFA francs 75 million for the delight of women of this city. An opportunity for Mrs Sylvie Patricia Yao, Director of the Cabinet of the First Lady to remind the social vocation of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. According to the latter, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara did not wait to be wife of the Head of State before helping her fellow citizens. Thus, she reminded that in 1998 she gave a formal and legal existence to her humanist vocation by creating Children of Africa Foundation. It is therefore normal that as First Lady, she continues and extends her role as benefactor to all her fellow citizens.