You are the ones who make the dreams of these young women come true

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

27.01.2022

Christine grew up in a small village more than 100 km south of Dakar. Her parents struggled to make ends meet by cultivating their home garden. The small piece of land was not enough to generate a profit or even to feed the large family. From an early age, Christine’s dream was to join her parents in a job that would improve their everyday life. She wanted to become a seamstress. To make this dream come true, she decided to attend a vocational school run by the Franciscan Sisters in Dakar.

“I knew it was the place for me. I was sure that after finishing school I would be able to help support our family.” Christine says. ” What I didn’t expect was that help for my loved ones would come much sooner.”

Sister Eva, the school principal, visited Christine’s village. Seeing how difficult the situation was for the pupil’s loved ones, she offered to help. The foyer has since been buying hibiscus flowers, vegetables and flour for couscous, which the girl’s parents grow. The hibiscus produces delicious jams for sale in the school kitchen. The rest of the harvest will supply the school canteen.

After completing two years of training, Christine began working at the sewing cooperative we created. Thanks to her determination and consistency, Christine is not only fully independent, but she is also able to help her parents and support her younger sisters in their education. At the Dakar school we witness many happy endings. They all happen only because of you! By paying for a day of training at our school, you are changing the lives and destinies of not only more young women, but also their families.

Urgent help needed

Humanitarian aid for Izium

Izium and the surrounding villages have endured six months of terror. There is not a single open food shop within a 100 km radius. Residents are relying on their last hidden supplies and, even more often, on the hope that they will just make it until humanitarian aid arrives.

We immediately set out to help and were among the first to arrive.

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We already have :
3,219 EUR
We need:
8,607 EUR
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