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Senegal Youth Camps 2016 PHOTOS

Each year volunteers throughout Senegal organize youth camps for middle-school kids in their regions. The camps differ in length, size, and other variables, but always center around the theme of youth empowerment. The camps involve playing sports and silly games, but also have educational sessions interspersed throughout the days. Discussions about campers’ futures and career goals are as …

Peace Corps: It Runs In The Family

From the time we met, three months after Tom returned from his Peace Corps service in Niger, West Africa, we decided that serving together in Peace Corps was something we wanted to do in the future. We weren’t sure when, but we always knew we’d do it. Now here we are, 30+ years later, with …

WAIST 2016 Photo Contest Finalists

This February we had our third annual photo contest at WAIST, the West African Invitational Softball Tournament. Much like WAIST itself, the contest was a smashing success among volunteers, who never fail to impress with their talents, whether on the field or behind the camera. With nearly 150 submissions, it was a tough task for a …

Fighting Malnutrition with the Sustenance Project

There are many meanings to the word doole in Senegalese culture. Originally Wolof, the word has been appropriated by many languages throughout Senegal. The literal translation is “strength,” which is why Bokk Yenne, a local Economic Interest Group (GIE) has adopted it as the name for their new product, a vitamin-rich flour that is lifting …