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.