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. …

PCVs Plant 400 Trees for Kedougou Reforestation Day

Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers and staff worked alongside local partners and residents to plant 400 trees in the city of Kedougou in early July. Thanks to the efforts of the reforestation team, flamboyant trees will soon provide shade to passersby along a 2.5 kilometer stretch of main road and beautify an already wonderful city. Kedougou …

Nutrition Festival Draws 400 in Belel Kelle

Over 400 community members,  including government workers, non-government organizations and Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers in the Podor Region gathered for the first ever Nutrition Festival 14 June 2014 in the small village of Belel Kelle. PCV Mariel Garcia organized the event to promote awareness of nutritious and healthy eating practices in her community. The Festival was the culmination …

SRI Training Reaches 24 Farmers in Thilambol

Peace Corps Senegal Volunteer Dana Roth organized a System of Rice Intensification (SRI) training at the Thilambol Master Farm in northern Senegal 16 June 2014. Twenty four rice farmers from the region attended. The Senegalese government provided tractors to prepare the new fields and irrigation trenches along with water pumps. Seeds and fertilizer will be delivered to the …

Northern Hospitality Welcomes Annual CED Summit

Peace Corps Senegal Community Economic Development (CED) Volunteers got together to talk shop in Ndioum for their annual sector summit 31 May-1 June 2014. CED APCD Amar Sall was joined by 14 CED PCVs and one Urban Agriculture PCV to brave the 45-degree Celsius (113F) heat of the Fouta. PCVs met with a women’s cooperative …

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