Volunteer Work Senegal

In a region of the world known for its political and social instability, Senegal is a beacon of hope and a model other nations could aspire to emulate. Home to 16.88 million (2021), Senegal is in 170th place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. That's low and there is widespread poverty reaching 75% in rural areas and literacy rates, particularly for girls at 29.2% are alarmingly low. Yet despite these challenges Senegal has enjoyed decades of calm.

Regrettably the levels of poverty have encouraged many of the young to seek their fortune abroad and many embark on hazardous journeys across the ocean in the hope of entering the European Union and benefiting from its perceived wealth.

Unfortunately, for many, these end in death, disaster or internment. There are also increasing concerns regarding talibe street children who are sent by their parents to Koranic schools in the hope that it will provide a better, educated future but most then spend their time begging on the streets of urban areas such as Dakar and, on leaving school, their skill set is limited to reciting the Koran word for word with no other really useful knowledge or skill set.

Volunteer projects in Senegal focus on community empowerment and working with HIV/AIDS amongst other areas however many volunteer opportunities in Senegal were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the permanent closure of some volunteer opportunities and restrictions on others.

If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Senegal let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Senegal

Volunteer Work Senegal

Volunteer Work Senegal

Volunteer Work Senegal

Volunteer Work Senegal



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Volunteer Work Senegal

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