Learn how Peace Corps collaborates with government and non government agencies in Senegal and throughout the world.
Peace Corps Senegal Volunteers collaborate with a wide range of government agencies, donors and non-governmental organizations to help communities across Senegal.
USAID is the government agency providing US economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for more than 40 years. Peace Corps Senegal and the USAID mission located in Dakar collaborate closely to provide effective community level development assistance. Areas of focus have been malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention education, sustainable agriculture and forestry promotion, and environmental protection. Food Security Partnership with Peace Corps Senegal
Tostan's mission is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Peace Corps has worked with Tostan, which is an international NGO headquartered in Dakar and founded by a former Senegal Peace Corps Volunteer, on a variety of projects. These have included projects to promote education improvement for girls, solid waste management and composting for environmental health enhancement, and support of local language literacy programs.
Oxfam America works on the scene, helping people gain the hope, skills, and direction to create a new future. They are also active in the global arena, addressing social injustice through advocacy, public education, and emergency assistance programs. Peace Corps Volunteers have partnered with Oxfam America’s program in southeastern Senegal, La Lumiere, to address social, environmental and health consequences of the rapidly growing regional mining industry.
Trees for the Future helps communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and country programs, they have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. Peace Corps Senegal has partnered with Trees for the Future to promote sustainable agroforestry in the Kaffrine and Kedougou regions.
SeneGAD's mission is to empower Senegalese women, men and youth to effectively integrate gender equality into their daily lives, with the support of Peace Corps Volunteers.
The SEEDS (Sports for Education and Economic Development) Foundation uses basketball as a vehicle to inspire, empower and support the holistic development of promising African youth, preparing them to be global citizens and lead positive transformation in Senegal, Africa, and the world. Peace Corps/Senegal and SEEDS are partnering to build basketball courts across the country and to host youth leadership camps as a way of engaging students mentored by Peace Corps Volunteers in civic, environmental and health education.
Counterpart International, an international NGO, is dedicated to building the capacity of local institutions to better address community-defined needs in a sustainable way. Counterpart offers training and technical assistance; provides access to credit and grants; and undertakes partnerships in its core practice areas of food security and agriculture, enterprise development, community-led development, healthcare, environmental and natural resource management, and humanitarian and relief assistance. Peace Corps Volunteers have collaborated with Counterpart International on growth monitoring and promotion activities for mothers and their children, malnutrition studies, development of micro-gardens for HIV/AIDS beneficiaries, and construction of mud-stoves to reduce fuel wood dependency, among other initiatives.
The Against Malaria Foundation is a US (501c3) and UK registered non-profit headquartered in Britain that support efforts to combat malaria, particularly through effective insecticide treated bed net distribution and education campaigns. Peace Corps Volunteers in Senegal are working with Against Malaria to distribute tens of thousands of mosquito bed nets, ensure that they are put up and used, and to provide the education that will help reduce deaths and disease. 100% of the funds AMF receives buys nets and all donations are linked to specific distributions bringing an efficiency, transparency and accountability, as well as very strong donor feedback and engagement, to malaria bed net fundraising and distribution.
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. A non-profit, non-governmental organization, Malaria No More makes high-yield investments of time and capital to speed progress, unlock resources, mobilize new assets and spur the world toward reaching this goal. Peace Corps Volunteers work with Malaria No More to distribute mosquito nets throughout Senegal.
10,000 Girls (also known as WHEPSA) is dedicated to assisting the young women of Senegal build the competencies they need to succeed in school and business right in their own villages, towns, cities, and communities. By providing the supplies, the time, and the space to study, girls are able to pass their exams. By assisting them start viable entrepreneurial activities, the girls build the tools to become leaders in their communities. By partnering with Peace Corps volunteers on projects such as the Book Mobile and Reading Rooms in local communities, 10,000 Girls aims to increase literacy rates throughout Senegal.
Right to Sight and Health does three to four mission trips each year, visiting third world countries -- Senegal, Ghana, the Phillipines, and Cambodia -- where they do free eye consultations, perform cataract surgies, and give away eye glasses. They also provide medical and eye-care education for local health personnel and donate medical supplies to the hospitals they work with. They have been working with Peace Corps Senegal for the past three years, visiting Bakel and Kedougou.