Maintain 50 vulnerable girls in school in Senegal

by Association Jeunesse Espoir (AJE)
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Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal
Maintain 50 vulnerable girls  in school in Senegal

The past school year has been shaken by covid-19 in almost all regions of Senegal, particularly in Saint-Louis of Senegal. But this year-end period, the number of covid-19 cases has dropped significantly. I know, this is no reason to give up and sleep on our laurels. This is the reason why Association Jeunesse Espoir has the firm intention this year to support girls in school kits accompanied by hygienic kits and masks to better fight against this pandemic and help to have a school year with the month of cases. positive for covid-19.

With regard to the girls' academic performance, it should be noted that 100% of the girls supported by this project have moved on to upper classes, and this despite their heightened vulnerability during the two years spent by covid-19.

These positive results regarding the performance of girls in school would not be possible without the contribution and support of this fantastic community of GlobalGiving which continues to help us to provide quality education to these girls and to maintain them. aiunsio at school.

This year we have decided to increase the number of girls to be supported in the field of education to 100 girls because the requests for support for girls' education at the level of our organization are very important.
This is why we are once again appealing to the entire fantastic GlobalGiving community to help us support these vulnerable young girls in the Saint-Louis region of Senegal.

The school holidays have just ended, we will post new photos of the young people of the 2021/2022 school year in the next report.

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In order to support vulnerable girls enrolled in the project to support the education of 50 girls, Association Jeunesse Espoir supported the health of 200 students through their enrollment in the health coverage system set up by the government of Senegal.

This health insurance system was funded in part by donations received from GlobalGiving and most of it was funded by the Embassy of Portugal in Senegal. It is by working at the local level to find and strengthen partnerships that can help achieve the objectives set in terms of supporting girls' education and health that our organization has been able to benefit from the support of the Embassy of Portugal for health care of the schools.

Why this year we are interested in the health of the children supervised within the framework of this program? We realized during our evaluations that the lack of support for the health of the beneficiaries had a negative impact on the educational performance of the students.

This is the reason why we went beyond the 50 beneficiary girls with the support of the embassy by enlisting 200 vulnerable children for their health care.

For this support we received the Ambassador at our headquarters in Saint-Louis du Senegal (West Africa) for a first working visit, and a second day for a ceremony of distribution of health cards for the hospital. current academic year.

The second day of the Ambassador’s visit saw the holding of the ceremony for the distribution of annual health care cards to beneficiary children of the municipality of Ross-Béthio in the Saint-Louis region. So the convoy left Saint-Louis around 9 am to arrive at its destination around 10 am.

On arrival at the town hall, the delegation was received with honors by the local elected officials of the municipality of Ross-Béthio. There followed a meeting in the large hall of the municipality with the Mayor and local elected officials who welcomed His Excellency while magnifying the support of the Portuguese Embassy and GlobalGiving for vulnerable children.

Then, His Excellency's delegation, the AJE team and local elected officials went to the CDAF in Ross-Béthio where the ceremony is being held and where nearly 500 people were waiting for us: women, children, guests, etc. There was a warm welcome to the sound of drums and music to welcome His Excellency the Ambassador of Portugal to Senegal.

After the establishment of the delegation the various speeches of the mayor and other authorities, the final speech was made by the Ambassador where he returned to the importance of supporting children in this project and his commitment to perpetuate this support in the future with the Association Jeunesse Espoir.

At the end of the ceremony, the press interviewed His Excellency who kindly answered questions from journalists from several different press organs at regional and national level. the Executive Director of the Association Jeunesse Espoir did not fail to magnify the so important contribution of the donors of GlobalGiving since the beginning of this project while hoping that this fantastic community of GlobalGiving will continue to support this project so important for girls' education.

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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.

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In these unprecedented times of a global pandemic due to Covid-19, humanitarian organizations around the world are suffering greatly and the deployment of their activities is a difficult obstacle course.

But our organization, thanks to these partners and the fantastic community of GlobalGiving, spares no effort to continue activities in favor of girls from vulnerable families whose education is threatened.
Since the start of the global pandemic and the bans on gatherings including the temporary closure of schools, lessons have been continued online between teachers, parents of students and girls. Lessons and exercises are sent regularly to the parents of the pupils so that these latter supervise the girls for learning the lessons and carrying out the exercises given.

Only the majority of the parents of the girls we supervise do not have a smartphone capable of downloading the applications necessary for the broadcasting and reception of these lessons.
So our organization had a very important role to play in this situation. The staff of the organization came into direct contact with the girls' teachers to have lessons and exercises sent. Once sent, we download and print them before giving them to the parents of the girls by offering weekly support to help the girls understand the lessons given and do their exercises correctly.

Now that the Senegalese authorities have decided to reopen the schools, despite the presence of the virus which continues to circulate and evolve dangerously in all regions of Senegal, the organization intends to support young girls and beyond, other students sharing the same school, providing them with protective masks and awareness sessions on behaviors to adopt in the classroom, in the schoolyard, on the street and among their families to protect themselves and others from the virus of covid-19.

We cannot end this report without thanking all of our fantastic donors who trust us and who believe in what we do for children and young people in vulnerable situations and we encourage all the GlobalGiving community to support girls' education, mostly in these difficult times of Covid-19.

We end this report with this good news: the blind father of one of our beneficiaries came to our headquarters with his daughter to congratulate us and thank us for the support we bring to his daughter and brought us at the same time the excellent grades of her daughter in school who received the honor roll.

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As part of our program to maintain and support the education of 50 vulnerable young girls in Saint-Louis, Senegal, we have been confronted in recent weeks with the appearance of the Covid-19 virus on our national territory. . Since its appearance, the number of people infected continues to increase: 36 cases in a few days including a 2 year old child. the government and Senegal have ordered schools to be closed and banned all kinds of gatherings that could promote the spread of the virus across the country. This is how we have within our organization a certain number of measures to strengthen the protection and care of children and young people that we supervise in our different programs. So we educate them and their families on hygiene measures behaviors to adopt and respect instructed by the government of Senegal. The monthly meetings and reinforcement courses that we organized for them have been temporarily suspended. We have launched an appeal to our local and international partners to support us in providing children and young people with the means to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus as well.
This is how we are again appealing to the fantastic community of donors of GlobalGiving so that they continue to support us with various projects posted on the platform.
Recently we received a transfer of 360 dollars from GlobalGiving which allowed us to buy notebooks and books which we distributed to the beneficiaries thanks to your trust and your support.
The work continues, together we can contribute to the construction of a better world despite all these constraints: It is our conviction !!!

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Association Jeunesse Espoir (AJE)

Location: Saint-Louis - Senegal
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Twitter: @aje_espoir
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Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis Senegal
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