Empowerment of women in the south of Senegal

The volunteer has the opportunity to bring education and basic tools to the female population of the community, to give them the basis for autonomous development.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support girls, adolescents and women in their day to day.
  • Contributes to the improvement of skills, abilities and teachings to motivate a better future.
  • It provides values ​​to the women of the community.
  • Live a unique experience and meet the local population and other volunteers.

What is this program about?

This program is very important, since you will serve the girls, girls, and women of the community.

The volunteer will be with the women of the village, they are mostly illiterate, not knowing how to read or write. This makes it difficult for them to progress in their lives. Not knowing how to add exposes them to deception in the market where they sell the harvest from their garden. Therefore, teaching workshops will be held.

Another of the activities that is carried out is the ‘Women’s Garden’, next to the nursery and the school in the village there is an orchard where the children, the mothers and grandmothers of the children work. It is a cooperative where there are more than 100 women. It is the livelihood of many families since what is produced is sold on a small scale in the Bignona market.

Finally there is a ‘Sewing Workshop’, in the village there is a small workshop where women and young people can go to sew. Small bags and sandwich holders are sewn, these products are then taken to Spain and offered in solidarity markets held for their benefit.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

Some of the activities that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Review of basic subjects.
  • Spelling and calligraphy.
  • Orientation and analysis of one’s own skills.
  • Entrepreneurship workshops, values, etc.
  • Reading habits.
  • Playful activities.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • Certificate of sexual crimes.
  • Intermediate English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you need to get to will be communicated to you according to the area you choose to volunteer in. We will tell you if you need to take an internal flight or which airport to arrive at. You should arrive on Fridays or Saturdays.

Once you arrive you will stay in the volunteer’s house, it is a charming town and a very pleasant community.

The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms (flush toilets and tank showers)  and common areas. The house has Wi-Fi (sometimes there may not be) and has bedding and towers for each volunteer.

Dates and method of arrival

The project is open throughout the year. It is advisable to arrive during Friday or Saturday, since the project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of  enrollment to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the financial contribution as indicated by your coordinator.

YOU COME?

What can I see during the weekend?

That Volunteering in Senegal It will be one of the best destination choices to have this different experience. Senegal, is a country full of cultural diversity and nature, it will catch your eye and leave you with beautiful memories of an unforgettable and unforgettable experience.

Some of the points you can visit are:

PINK LAKE

This lake is located north of the Senegalese peninsula, its pink color is due to the high level of salinity in the water and it can be seen strong in color indry season.

LOMPOUL DESERT

Found in the Sahel region, between Dakar and Saint-Louis, where you can take a tour of the dunes on a dromedary and at night have a nice campfire.

DELTA SALOUM NATIONAL PARK

A World Heritage Site since 2011, it is the second largest natural park in Senegal, where you can see from magnificent mangroves to huge dunes and a wide variety of fauna.

Do not forget to take your camera and capture every corner!