Fifth annual Camp Gem Sa Bopp spreads love in St. Louis

Every September Peace Corps Volunteers located around the St. Louis region of Senegal host a leadership camp known as Gem Sa Bopp (“Believe in Yourself”) for young women. The camp bolsters women’s empowerment through group discussions and activities. The goal is to strengthen vocational and educational skills of the campers. Every year, Peace Corps Volunteers …

A tree for all sectors: PCVs in northern Senegal band together to promote the benefits of moringa

In early August, 188 health agents in the department of Podor attended a half-day training on moringa. Made possible through the generous support of the Kansas-based NGO Trees for Life and two local organizations, the Peace Corps-led training covered the health and economic benefits of moringa before discussing its agricultural propagation and potential barriers to …


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