Generating the funds to carry out our work.
Throughout the year, SeneGAD holds numerous in-country fundraisers to support our programs, activities, and scholarships. Read on for a few of the creative ways volunteers have pooled their own resources!
Straight out of your high school Valentine's Day, volunteers completed an online survey to see how they matched up with each other when it came to the intricacies of Senegalese life. Deciding if their idea of a Friday night involved a quiet night under the mosquito net or a dance party at the local baptism eventually revealed which test-takers had the best friendship potential. SeneGAD volunteers compiled the results and sold their findings for a small profit to the Peace Corps community. And voila! Funds raised, friendships made, everybody wins.
The Senegalese version of the American garage sale or thrift boutique can be found in the fook y jaay. Fook y jaay is the familiar name for markets where vendors sell fashionable, durable, used clothing and items along the streets and in the markets. SeneGAD operates Peace Corps Senegal's volunteer fook y jaay, with each region collecting and reselling American and Senegalese clothing among volunteers. The SeneGAD fook y jaay is proud to simultaneously give volunteers a sense of style at their village baptism and also support gender education in Senegal.
Kay Lekk is the Peace Corps/Senegal Volunteer Cookbook, produced, distributed, and benefiting SeneGAD. A must for every volunteer hut or apartment, it contains Senegalese and American recipes, simplified for cooking on a lone gas burner or rekindling the memory of Senegal upon close of service. The book includes everything from main dishes, sides, desserts, as well as essential measurements and local language translations. Volunteers can buy Kay Lekk for 5,000 cfa; interested volunteers can speak to their regional representatives about how to finagle a copy, while intrigued friends abroad can get in touch with the SeneGAD fundraising coordinator.