We feed refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos

Gift a meal

We are working with Nikos and Katerina to create a safe place on the island of Lesbos for those who are escaping war and humanitarian crises. We want them to feel at home. We will also deliver warm meals to orphaned children and teenagers at the camp.

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We already have :
22,779PLN
We need:
60,000PLN
Senegal

Foyer s. Maria Goretti School for Girls

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
We teach

To give people equal chances

What we do here is exactly the same thing what we do in all our institutions, according to the mission of the Good Factory

We provide support for the vocational school for girls in Dakar, Foyer s. Maria Goretti, ran by Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. What we want to do here is exactly the same thing that we do in all our institutions, according to the mission of the good factory: to give people equal chances. We don’t want to give these people extraordinary riches or work up wonders, but we want to make sure that EVERYONE we meet has the same chances that we would like for ourselves, for our loved ones and friends

How the school for girls works

The school offers a two year curriculum for 56 girls and young women aged 17 to 23. They are inhabitants of nearby villages, poor districts of Dakar, daughters of economic migrants from Guinea-Bissau. Learning with the sisters is a great chance for them.

A diploma from Foyer is a ticket to having a job. It is a chance to escape poverty, further emigration (also to Europe), a chance for stability necessary to establish a family.

This is how the system works: for one week, the girls participate in courses including child care, economy, cooking, household work, savoir-vivre etc. For the second week, they work at a nearby crèche, which is also managed by the Franciscan sisters.

Do you want to help these young women, dreaming of good education and decent jobs?