PCV-Led, Results-Driven Research: What are Senegalese children really eating?

Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers piloted an ethnographic study to discover the complementary feeding practices of caregivers in Senegal in order to better understand child nutrition across the country and to identify specific nutrition interventions. Complementary feeding is the stage when breast milk no longer fulfills a child’s energy and nutrient requirements and therefore, must be …

Community Partner Spotlight: Yaya Sankare

Yaya Sankare sought me out immediately after I arrived in my site, Madialy, a village in the Tambacounda region. I’d conducted a village-wide meeting where I formally presented my forestry work potentials as well as myself, in Bambara, in front of an audience of over 60 men from several villages. I made it clear that …

A message to Peace Corps Senegal family & friends,

The safety and security of our Volunteers continues to be Peace Corps Senegal’s top priority. We have recently reviewed our contingency plans and are providing information updates to volunteers via our communication system. We have no plans to consolidate volunteers at this time, and will provide updates as further information becomes available. As you may …

UPDATE: We have a winner! CLICK the pic. LIKE. VOTE. SHARE. “Blog It Home” announces two Senegal PCV finalists!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Peace Corps’ Blog It Home Contest WINNER PCV Erika Hooker!!! Her blog, was one of eight winners selected from more than 350 blogs. We couldn’t be prouder! Erika will head to Washington D.C. next month to represent Peace Corps/Senegal and brainstorm the use of technology in accomplishing Peace Corps’ Third Goal: “To …

CD Cheryl Faye Tours PCV Projects

Peace Corps Senegal Country Director Cheryl Gregory Faye toured Volunteer site and learned about their projects in the Thies region last week. PCVs Rhianna Taylor and Karen Chaffraix were able to share their Master Farm in Tawa Fall as well as introduce Cheryl to artisans PCVs in the region partner with for Community Economic Development …

PC Senegal Remains Unaffected by Evacuations

Peace Corps Senegal remains unaffected by the temporary evacuations of Peace Corps posts in West Africa. Please see the official press release below for more information. WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due to the increasing spread …

20,000 English Books to Reach 30 Senegalese Schools

More than 20,000 English books arrived in Senegal this month from the Books for Africa (BFA) organization. The books will be distributed to 30 schools and universities throughout the Thies, Dakar, St. Louis and Matam regions. This project was made possible by the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, ASDEN, the Nichols Foundation and Peace Corps Senegal. …

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