PCVs reach across sectors to share the “The Miracle Tree” with the people of the Djolof

Sap sap, Nbidia, “The Miracle Tree.” Moringa goes by many names, but no matter what you call it, the benefits of this wonder plant can’t be denied. In 2014, Djolof region volunteers from three different sectors (Agriculture, Community Economic Development [CED], and Health) came together in the city of Linguere to teach their community counterparts about planting and …

Malaria Prevention Bike Tour Reaches 18 Villages in Kolda

In October and November 2014, the Kolda region conducted a bed net care, repair, and transformation tour.  Health PCVs Kimberly Boland and Courtney Ruble biked to fellow volunteers’ sites throughout the region, covering a whopping 200 km, and spent the mornings washing dirty nets, sewing holes, and transforming square nets into circular ones. In the afternoon, …

Peace Corps Senegal Swears In 55 New Agriculture & Agroforestry Volunteers

DAKAR–Wednesday 26 November 2014, 55 Agriculture and Agroforestry Trainees swore in as Volunteers at the Chamber of Commerce in Thiès. Peace Corps Senegal Country Director Cheryl Faye, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Sandra Clark, and representatives from the Senegalese government all congratulated the group and thanked them for their commitment to serving Senegal and the United States. …

UPDATE: U.S. Embassy Dakar Regional Travel Guidance for U.S. Citizens

The health, safety and security of our Volunteers continue to be Peace Corps Senegal’s number one concern. In conjunction with the U.S. Embassy Dakar, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), Peace Corps continues to carefully monitor the situation related to Ebola in Senegal and in neighboring countries. Senegal remains Ebola-free. Peace …

Senegal Ebola-free, New Screening Procedures at U.S. Airports

Peace Corps Senegal and the U.S. Embassy Dakar continue to monitor the situation in neighboring countries, now including Mali, following Senegal’s Ebola-free declaration by the World Heath Organization and the Senegalese Minister of Health. We encourage all Volunteers and staff to remain vigilant in taking precautions. Peace Corps Senegal has no plans to consolidate or evacuate …

Saloum Store Kaolack FR/EN

FR La Directrice du Corps de la Paix au Sénégal, Cheryl Gregory Faye, le Directeur Adjoint du Corps de La Paix, Amar Sall, et le Volontaire Chargé du Développement Economique Communautaire à Kaolack, Austin Mueller, ont été rejoint par des volontaires, collègues du Corps de la Paix, des membres du gouvernement locale, la Chambre de …

PCV Ebola Prevention W.A.S.H. Training Reaches 400 in Tamba

Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers Dario Bilakovic, Katie Curtis and Lindsay Swisher organized an Ebola prevention W.A.S.H training and reached 400 people across four villages in Senegal’s Tambacounda region in just two days! PCV Dario Bilakovic’s Africare counterpart, Omar Ba, led the training. He discussed the symptoms and dangers of Ebola and focused on ways to …

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