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 …

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, …

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