Promoting community health over the radio: Peace Corps and ADEMAS start Healthy Listening Groups

In pre-TV America, radio was the primary source of entertainment.  But today in Senegal, radio is becoming a tool to spread standardized community health messages that promote behavior change. The Agency for Development and Social Marketing (ADEMAS), and Peace Corps Volunteer Leader Christopher Uller have taken to the road to promote Healthy Listening Groups, which …

And the winners are…

February 13-16 saw the 42nd annual West African Invitational Softball Tournament.  For the past several years, the event has also included a photo contest, which showcases amazing expat photography inspired by life and work in Senegal.  The winners’ photos will not only be displayed here on the Web site, but also framed and hung in …

Many hands make light work: PC Senegal promotes partnerships to achieve a greater impact

On January 28th, Tambacounda Region PCVs held a meeting with local NGOs and government partners to start the conversation about joint development work in the area. With the help of PC/Senegal staff members, including Country Director Cheryl Faye, the day was filled with relationship building, networking, and information sharing. Each organization shared their work and then …

Peace Corps Senegal trains a new group of DREAMers

Why does a person join Peace Corps? While the reasons are many, the overarching theme is usually the same: to make a difference.  But with volunteers turning over every two years, mistakes get repeated and the wheel is constantly reinvented.  Overcoming that problem is much easier said than done, but Peace Corps Senegal is taking …

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