The whole of Foyer sends you warm wishes

Senegal

A country in western Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. It became independent of France on the 4th of April 1960. It is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. Nevertheless, it remains among the countries with the lowest level of social development. Almost a half of the country’s area is occupied by farming land, but farming is becoming increasingly difficult due to frequent climate shocks. The highest temperature of 48.8 °C has been recorded in Matam.

Overview:
  • 38% of the society lives below the threshold of poverty, that is, for less than 1.90 USD per day
  • the employment rate in Senegal is 50.6%
  • 44% of the working population is engaged in farming
  • only 13.9% of the population aged 25 or more has any post-elementary education
  • the literacy index among the youth aged 15 to 24 is 69.8%
We pay for education of

56 girls

at the vocational school in Dakar

100%

of our graduates work in their profession

22.12.2022

Preparations for Christmas are a special time for the students of our Foyer.

Just a few years ago, such Christmas gatherings, combined with the dressing of Christmas trees, would have been out of the question. Christmas time, hitherto filled with anxiety about the new year, today only reminds the schoolgirls of all the GOOD you have given them and that they have friends in Poland who keep their fingers crossed for them every day.

Today, the girls have the courage to dream of a stable job, the financial security of their own families, and paying for ongoing medical care.

The entire Foyer sends you warm smiles for December, expressing its immense gratitude for all your support. Thank you for every day of vocational education you donated!

Another Christmas story will be told in Joal, where we are currently implementing a project in a competition we won from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled: “Levelling the playing field – improving the quality of education and modernising female vocational schools in Joal and Dakar”. It enables us to improve school infrastructure and provide the necessary amount of training to create an environment for young women to learn effectively.

In this important time of sharing, don’t forget that every little bit of your help in supporting our charges helps make their biggest dreams come true. If you have not yet invited one of our pupils to your Christmas table, we strongly encourage you to do so.

Rachi grew up in Burkina Faso without her mum and dad. She stayed with her extended family, for whom she was a crutch. She had no education, no friends, no ability to dream. At the vocational school for girls in Dakar, she has been given new opportunities to build her future. By inviting Rachi to your Christmas table, you are helping her to flourish at the only such school for girls and young women.

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,422 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR