Shala Yoga Dakar was established in September 2012 to support the budding yoga movement in Senegal and West Africa. Their vision is to be of service to others in creating a more joyful world through the study and practice of yoga. We are excited to partner with Shala Yoga both to create a donation-based Ashtanga Yoga Class once a week that is open to all at the Begue Coco Beach Cabana and to sell Begue Coco Coconut Products at the classes held at Shala Yoga’s Studio in Ngor. For more details and the times for our classes click here.
The Marché ASD (Sustainable and Clean Agriculture) Dakar is a rotating organic market of the Sell-Sellal Initiative, a group of social entrepreneurs who practice sound and sustainable agriculture. Their goal is promote organic eating while contributing to the local economy in Dakar. Bégué Coco is excited to participate in two of their weekly markets, in Almadies and Point E. More details here.
The Dakar Women’s Group (DWG) is social and charitable English speaking group of women from all cultures living in Dakar. Begue Coco sells it goods at DWG fairs and is partnering with the Environmental Awareness Committee to organize an eco-citizen carnival in spring 2011.
The Salon du Bien-Etre is a weekend of workshops, conferences, tastings and shopping dedicated to promoting well being. On the 6 and 7 of December 2014 associations, artists, businesses and specialists will come together to run a series of expositions and activities around relaxation & meditation, organic food & healthy living, natural cosmetics and healing treatments, urban gardening & permaculture, personal development, fitness and more. Working together with the all natural cosmetics line Dune & Miel, Begue Coco will feature its juices and virgin coconut oil. The Jokko team will also manage a conference on permaculture, build a key hole garden otherwise known as the “nourishing trashcan” and facilitate kids arts & crafts & planting activities. Like the Salon du Bien-Etre on facebook to learn more about the event activities.
The SEM Fund is social enterprise dedicated to tackling poverty and environmental degradation.SEM’s objective is to help break the cycle of poverty afflicting the people of Senegal. SEM works to combat the “poverty tax”, the phenomenon whereby the poorest pay the most for basic services that are also proven to cause significant health problems and environmental degradation. Such basic services include cooking fuel, transport, communications, lighting and financial services. They do this through producing and retailing a variety of clean cooking and lighting devices that are more cost effective and better for the environment. Bégué Coco sells SEM cooking and lighting products including the Eco-Sac, the Eco-Stove and solar lamps.
Begue Coco has teamed up with the Loman Art House to host a variety of artistic and community events. The beautiful gallery hosts monthly parties that have brought together a diverse scene of Dakar’s most interesting folks. Begue Coco runs the bar where we serve our juices and cocktails.