Maguette la coordonnatrice | Le Château
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Maguette la coordonnatrice | Le Château


For me, Le Château is a factory of human beings My name is Maguette Dieye I am a cultural administrator and coordinator of cultural projects, I do all the contracts, all the visa application files, everything that is archiving, make, and check the bills, all that is logistic plan, I am following the budget, I make partners’ approaches, national and international yeah, in summary When I arrive at the Castle, every day I know it’s a new day It’s never going to be the same as the day before, Whenever I arrive, I expect unexpected appointments, to meet new people, The Castle now is like home, like my house, I spend more time at the Castle than at home Now, we say we are more colleagues, we call ourselves brothers, sisters, In my work, I think there is nothing that displeases me It’s just that it’s not very simple to lead people in Senegal when you are a woman if it’s men, it’s already much more complicated because our society is made like that It’s always men who are above women If I have to be really firm, for the work to be done, I do it That’s my goal That women can be at home and at the same time, at the office at the market, and at the same time in the office Women are able to do a lot more than what we believe so why not give this place to the woman It’s just that you do not need men to complicate things for us After the shows, or evenings etc … I have to come back very late Sometimes neighbors and neighbors do not understand They say bad things about me But after all, I do not care It is possible to reconcile tradition and modernity And I am an African woman, modern, and open-minded, and I am very traditional I always keep my traditions, my cultural values, customary, I remember the first time where I came to the Castle It was in 2014 My brother lived here as I was doing my studies I needed a quiet place To be able to work I saw the magnificent building, I also saw that there is a lot of potential in this place There are many things that can be developed in this place, The Castle brought me a lot, it allowed me to meet people to develop my experience, to be able to show what is possible as a Senegalese woman

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