Save 200 street children from Covid-19 in Senegal

by Association Jeunesse Espoir (AJE)
Save 200 street children from Covid-19 in Senegal
Save 200 street children from Covid-19 in Senegal
Save 200 street children from Covid-19 in Senegal
Save 200 street children from Covid-19 in Senegal
Save 200 street children from Covid-19 in Senegal
Save 200 street children from Covid-19 in Senegal

The corona virus, which experienced a certain lull last summer in Senegal, has been on the rise since November 2020, with a further dramatic increase in positive cases and deaths. This second wave of contamination due to the virus is considered by the country's health authorities as the most virulent because of its speed of propagation and the number of important deaths in the space of a few days. This situation is causing anguish for the entire community, which fears not only the contamination but also the disastrous economic impact that a second containment would have had if this upward trend in the disease did not subside as quickly as possible.

Within the framework of this project, the Association Jeunesse Espoir de Saint-Louis would like to support 200 talibé children once again, in permanent connection with the street, so that they can remain in the protection centres dedicated to them during this period of high risk of contamination. This situation worsens the economic situation of the country so that these children, who were most often on the street begging for food and to meet their basic needs, can no longer find the food that they used to go looking for day after day in the streets.

Thus the Association Jeunesse Espoir wants to support these children with food, hygiene kits, hydro-alcoholic gels and masks to help them overcome this situation with as much security and well-being as possible in this context of a global pandemic.

At a time when the Senegalese government is in the process of acquiring free vaccines for the people of Senegal, the Association Jeunesse Espoir also wants to advocate for these street children who are mostly forgotten by local government policies, so that they too can benefit from vaccines that can protect them from the disease.

The Association Jeunesse Espoir appeals to the fantastic community of GlobalGiving to join us in this emergency in order to save lives, innocent children who need our care and humanity.

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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.

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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
$5,175 raised of $10,000 goal
6 donations
$4,825 to go
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