Senegal: Voices from around the world II

Monday 13 December 2010

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Senegal

by Roberta Lo Bianco

At the end of October 2010, 6 European young people went to Senegal, in the south in the region of Casamance, to participate to A European Voluntary Service project that will last 6 months.

Bernardo and Claudia from Italy (Palermo) , Aurélien and Cindy from France, Liisbet from Estonia, Raphael from Austria; An intercultural group in a new cultural context so different from Europe.

It’s a great challenge for them e they are already showing a great desire to get involved, facing linguistic barriers and a lack of comforts.

The volunteers , after an observation phase, thanks of the mentor’s help who is a Senegalese girl of 25 years old, strong and determined, have made up different workshops that they are carrying out with big energies and humility: workshop of animation with the children of the school in Enfance et paix, their Hosting organisation; basket trainings, computer labs, singing workshops, HIV and Malaria prevention campaigns, Clown therapy in the Department of Pediatrics etc.

The words of one of those volunteers are: “Is impressive how much Africa enriches your life and cares of your soul”.

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