The covid-19 situation had receded since summer 2020, but unfortunately a second wave of the epidemic arose, putting the entire population of Senegal under psychosis.
The education of girls supervised by the AJE in this program and even more compromised in this opening period when parents must pay registration fees, school materials and other related costs. In addition to this, masks are compulsory in schools and the use of disinfectant gels, but parents in vulnerable families are more concerned with finding enough to feed their families than making the education of their daughters a priority.
but the donations received from the fantastic community of GlobalGiving, although for the moment insufficient, made it possible to help to partially pay for the enrollments and the school materials of the girls supported for a good education.
We are appealing once more to the fantastic GlobalGiving community to help us help support the schools of the beneficiaries by distributing them masks and hydroalcoholic gels to fight against the spread of covid-19 in the school environment. But also to complete the missing school materials for the beneficiary girls who start their school year with great difficulties.
Sep 30, 2020
A Courage that deserve to be supported
By Fara Ndiaye - Executive Director
Despite the low fundraising for this project so important for vulnerable young people in the region of Saint-Louis of Senegal who engage in the agricultural professions in order to secure their future, Association Jeunesse Espoir continues to believe in the realization of this project to provide training, coaching and decent employment for 250 young girls and boys in agricultural professions.
The association has made fundraisings at the level of local partners and businesses and finally to ensure training and coaching activities for young people at the incubator level.
During the last three months the young people have cultivated groundnuts, peppers and tomatoes. The harvests were sold by going door to door in the districts of Saint-Louis by the young people and the receipts were equitably shared between the young people under the arbitration of the association so that they could economically support their precarious families.
At the moment, the needs for agricultural equipment and inputs to improve the quality of training and coaching for young people during their agricultural incubation.
Once again we invite the fantastic GlobalGiving community and donors who have always supported AJE's projects to join and support this ambitious and magnificent project which remains a solution for unemployment and youth poverty in Africa and beyond. particularly in Senegal.
As Conficius said: "it is better to learn someone to fish than to offer him fish every day. Like this valuable quote from this wise man, Association Jeunesse Espoir encourages young people to enterprise through training.
Aug 18, 2020
Successful distribution of food and hygiene kits
By Fara NDIAYE - Executive director
Among these populations, there is a fringe of the most vulnerable made up of children in perpetual connection with the street and commonly known as "talibé children". During this pandemic, the government urged people to stay at home, especially children. Thus, talibé children who found their daily food in the street, had to be supported with food and hygiene kits to help them cope with the pandemic.
This is the reason why Association Jeunesse Espoir posted a project with a view to associating the fantastic community of GlobalGiving which fully funded the first phase of the project which served as food and hygiene kits for 200 children from the street.
The association has extended the amount of the project which was $ 5,000 at the start to $ 10,000 because the demand was strong and we decided to do a second phase of support for these children by targeting another group of 200 children from the street to support during this covid-19 pandemic. During the distributions each daara (place where these children are confined) received a bag of rice, a bottle of oil, a bag of paste, a box of soap and a box of packets of sugar.
During the distribution, to respect the barrier gestures against covid-19 and to avoid gatherings, the association has invited the heads of the daaras who take care of these children to come separately to the headquarters of the association to receive the donations intended to street children.
So we encourage the fantastic GlobalGiving community to continue supporting this initiative so that as many street children as possible are supported during this difficult period. We thank all the donors who kindly contributed to make this humanitarian aid operation possible. special mention to Al-Rashid who made a large donation which completed the first phase of the project. we encourage them all to support us more for better care for street children in Saint-Louis, Senegal.