While Senegal has played a leading role in promoting global commitments to guarantee the right to education, less than half of its citizens can read and write and there remain significant challenges to provide quality education. quality to all children. In Senegal, the socio-economic circumstances into which a child is born determine the type of school he will attend, the quality of life he will achieve as an adult, and the type of opportunities he will pass on to his children.
With nearly 45% of the Senegalese population under the age of 15. Senegal is at an inflection point. This situation can experience a positive evolution through the mission of Teach for Senegal. This mission makes it possible to offer equal opportunities to children to achieve an excellent education.
Teach For Senegal is a local association (Senegalese), which works to put an end to inequalities and disparities in the educational environment and which promotes access to the right to education in educational deserts (places that lack schools and 'teachers). It is in this sense that the association wants to target the most affected rural communities, such as the department of Podor. The mission of the association will be carried out through two phases.
The Phase 1 a leadership program, this program consists of the recruitment of facilitators, the latter will be placed in public schools, but before that they will be trained intensively for 8 weeks and will participate in the program for two years.
Then in Phase 2, community schools for early childhood development in the department of Podor, with the choice and place of the community, the recruitment of young people from the community, the two years of support and follow-up. Teaching will be based on the Montessori method, initially with summer training/summer immersion, continuing education and the training center.
How can you support ?
The goal is to improve the working conditions of our 35 jambaars, the first and second cohort volunteers, in their classrooms and schools by giving them the tools to carry out their mission. Today, they need in their schools: classrooms, temporary shelters, tables-benches, paintings, books, toilets, water supply, repair of the floors, installation of fences (to avoid the entrance of animals, etc.) In addition, we are planning to open a training centre in the Podor department to facilitate the meeting of our volunteers for summer and monthly training.
You can contribute here: https://mytouchpoint.net/teachforsenegal#