Sustainable Livelihoods for 20 Talibes in Senegal

by Aspyre Africa Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


We are working to secure sustainable livelihoods in horticulture for 20 vulnerable boys (talibes) in Saint-Louis, Senegal. These boys have already completed a 10-month horticulture training program. Your donation will help them go further down the road to secure employment by providing them with the equipment and support they need, and will facilitate their access to land.

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In Senegal "talibes" are mostly boys aged 4+, sent by their parents to an unregulated Koranic school. Talibes are often forced to beg on the streets in huge numbers, estimated at 50,000. After completion, their job opportunities are limited and they have no access to formal vocational training. We managed to provide 20 talibes with formal horticulture training and now aim to help them find (self-) employment and brighter futures through the provision of support, equipment and access to land.


We have already provided these young men (aged 15-25) with formal and quality training in horticulture. With your help, we will provide them with individualised personal support (through a dedicated project officer) and the necessary tools, equipment and expenses to allow them to either find employment or set up their own business.

Long-Term Impact

Our project will directly reach 20 vulnerable young Senegalese who will have secure livelihoods and be able to provide for their families. The Senegalese government struggles with the issues of youth unemployment and economic migration, so this project has the potential to be ground breaking in what it achieves. We hope that this project could serve as a model, opening the door to formal vocational training centres to talibes, and be replicated at a national level.



Organization Information

Aspyre Africa

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AspyreAfrica
Project Leader:
Savina Geerinckx
London, United Kingdom
$9,516 raised of $9,800 goal
109 donations
$284 to go
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