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MÓN-3: ORIGINS AND WORK IN MAURITANIA


The Development NGO Món-3 describes itself as a critical alternative in solidarity with the peoples of the south. The organisation began life in 1985, when a group of Catalan university students and lecturers got together to discuss our present model of society and the existence of the Third World.

In speaking of this Development NGO we need to be very clear that this is an organisation without ties to any party, church or external institution of any sort. In fact, it describes itself as a university movement involving students, lecturers, graduates and professionals linked to Catalan universities.

The philosophy of Món-3 is based on the idea that the Third World is a product of our current development model, which is extremely aggressive towards humankind's heterogeneous cultural wealth and the right of each people to choose its own model of development. For this reason, its work concentrates on the teaching of values, the organisation of a training programme related to cooperation and development and collaboration with different local organisations in the south, with the object of contributing to the economic, social and cultural development of the population of these countries.

Since 1989 Món-3 has been working actively with different local organisations in Mauritania. As well as the projects under way in Walata, it is also currently collaborating with projects for rural development through improvements to agricultural production by means of access to water for irrigation and the rehabilitation of farming belts in the Brakna region, on the banks of the river Senegal.